We found 14 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Sunnyvale, CA.

Dr. Sanjay Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Sanjay Ramrakhiani is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Ramrakhiani's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramrakhiani include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramrakhiani has an open panel. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 East El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang practices adult gastroenterology in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter William Simpson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Simpson is a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simpson takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Simpson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Katerina P Shetler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Katerina Shetler sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. For her residency, Dr. Shetler trained at California Pacific Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shetler include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shetler's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Shetler is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shetler has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Edmund W Tai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edmund Tai practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Mountain View, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tai attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

All Interests: Cancer Genetics, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington's specialty is neonatology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Babington graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Babington's training includes a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Babington's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Khoi Q Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tran's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Tran's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tran completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ying Cao, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2101 Forest Avenue; Suite 124
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ying Cao practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Cao's areas of expertise consist of chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Nanjing Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Cao's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nguyen include blood disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Douglas Strichartz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Seth Strichartz is a surgery specialist in Mountain View, CA. In his practice, Dr. Strichartz focuses on thyroid surgery and vascular surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Strichartz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Klaus See-Tho, MD
Specializes in Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Klaus See-Tho's specialty is surgery. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. See-Tho attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. See-Tho's areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. See-Tho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Cantonese. Dr. See-Tho is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. See-Tho's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Heller Myotomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Eunpi Cho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Sunnyvale Center (301)
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Eunpi Cho practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cho's areas of clinical interest consist of testicular cancer and blood disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cho's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Thrombophilia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica Lucero Richardson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 111, Melchor Pavilion
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Monica Richardson, who practices in Mountain View, CA, San Jose, CA, and Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Richardson's practice, she is particularly interested in urogynecological problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Richardson attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Neurostimulation, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, Urinary ... (Read more)

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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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