We found 23 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems near San Diego, CA.

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Dr. Suja Devi Savarirayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Suja Dubois' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Dr. Dubois is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubois takes. Dr. Dubois is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Robert Marvin Epsten Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Epsten is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in San Diego, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Epsten is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epsten has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Epsten studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Epsten has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Kishore Venkatasiva Gaddipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kishore Gaddipati's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaddipati include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. After attending NTR University of Health Sciences, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Siddhartha Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Carilion Clinic. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3330 Third Avenue; Suite 304
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Pratha specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Pratha average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Dr. Pratha's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Pratha obtained her medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Pratha (or staff) speaks Telugu, French, and Hindi.

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Dr. Taddese Teferi Desta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Taddese Desta works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Mary's Hospital's residency program. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desta accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Desta (or staff) speaks Amharic and Somali. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Desta is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Carlton Wayne Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Thomas, who practices in San Diego, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Thomas graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Thomas has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
502 So Euclid Avenue; Suite 205
National City, CA
 

Dr. Iman Mikhail is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in National City, CA. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Mikhail studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mikhail (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic. Dr. Mikhail is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Erick Humberto Chinga Alayo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353a Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Erick Alayo works as a gastroenterologist in Chula Vista, CA. These areas are among Dr. Alayo's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alayo's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Schaeffer practices adult gastroenterology in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Schaeffer attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaeffer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaeffer is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sally Stipho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sally Stipho's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stipho include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at The University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Stipho is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Gregory J Wiener, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353 Church Avenue; # A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Wiener specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Wiener's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending CETEC University School of Medicine and the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Wiener completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ivan Cubas is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Cubas is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Cubas studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Cubas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Cummins' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cummins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Cummins is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tarek I Hassanein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Tarek Hassanein, who practices in San Clemente, CA and Coronado, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Hassanein is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassanein's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Hassanein attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hassanein (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Hassanein welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, General Care

Dr. Julio A Gutierrez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Julio Gutierrez is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gutierrez include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez accepts. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gutierrez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Gutierrez (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Gutierrez's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and the University Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Ensley's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ensley include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Before completing her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Ensley attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ensley accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. She is accepting new patients.

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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