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 a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ramrakhiani has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramrakhiani accepts. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Ramrakhiani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Huang focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Huang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simpson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Simpson average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simpson's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Shetler include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shetler is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. His professional 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Tai performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Tai has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 area of specialization is neonatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Babington average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babington honors. She is open to new patients. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Babington is conversant in Spanish.

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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). In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. In his practice, Dr. Tran focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Tran is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Tran's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , anal fissures, 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 sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Cao takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Cao is a graduate of Nanjing Medical University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She speaks Mandarin.

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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 hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Los Gatos, CA. He has a special interest in blood disorders. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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's area of specialization is surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid surgery and vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Strichartz's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Strichartz studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, anal fissures, 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 works as a surgeon. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. See-Tho performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. See-Tho (or staff) speaks German and Cantonese. Dr. See-Tho is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. See-Tho welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: testicular cancer and blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cho takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cho is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Richardson include urogynecological problems. Dr. Richardson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, Dr. Richardson speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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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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