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We found 32 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems near Issaquah, WA.

Dr. Otto S Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ne Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Otto Lin practices adult gastroenterology in Seattle, WA and Issaquah, WA. In Dr. Lin's practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. He has received the following distinction: Seattle Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Dian-Jung Jung Chiang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Dian Chiang's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Issaquah, WA, Seattle, WA, and Renton, WA. Dr. Chiang is especially interested in hepatitis, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Min Nan. Dr. Chiang is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jonah Bryan Essers, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 5th Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Jonah Essers is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Essers attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clinical interests for Dr. Essers include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Essers has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Essers speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Edwin J Lai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
 

Dr. Edwin Lai is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Lai's areas of expertise include the following: hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lai accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Lai welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Upper Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie H Price, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Leslie Price is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Price is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Price is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal motility disorders, achalasia, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David John Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. David Patterson's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and endoscopy. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Patterson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Auckland.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Shie-Pon Tzung, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
 

Dr. Shie-Pon Tzung works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. In his practice, Dr. Tzung focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Tzung is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric W Yap, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Eric Yap's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yap include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Roanne R. E. Selinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
 

Dr. Roanne Selinger is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She works in Bellevue, WA. Dr. Selinger's areas of expertise include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Selinger performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Seattle Met : Top Doctors and Seattle Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajnish Mishra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Rajnish Mishra specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mishra (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mishra is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Mishra honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Uma K Pisharody, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 5th Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Uma Pisharody sees patients in Issaquah, WA and Seattle, WA. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Pisharody's residency was performed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pisharody include polypectomy (polyp removal), crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Pisharody is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal motility disorders, anorectal problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Polypectomy, Hepatitis, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalle Kang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
 

Dr. Kalle Kang is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Bellevue, WA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kang include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kang at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kang graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Seattle Met : Top Doctors; Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors; and Seattle Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kang speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jason William Harper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Jason Harper is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Harper's areas of clinical interest consist of celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Harper is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Harper's patients. Dr. Harper accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Harper attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Harper's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Harper is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amarnath V Ramakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Amarnath Ramakrishnan works as a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, pancreatitis, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Ramakrishnan is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. For his professional training, Dr. Ramakrishnan completed a residency program at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Ramakrishnan is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dan Steven Veljovich, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Other
 

Dr. Dan Veljovich specializes in gynecologic oncology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Veljovich's clinical interests include cancer surgery, cancer screening, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center, CHI Franciscan Health, and EvergreenHealth. He takes Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Veljovich attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Veljovich has received include Seattle Met "Top Doctors"; Seattle Met : Top Doctors; and Seattle Magazine : Top Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cancer Surgery, Cancer Screening, Cystocele, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Miller, MD
Specializes in Urology
 

Dr. Elizabeth Miller practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Bellevue, WA. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include rectocele (posterior prolapse), spinal cord injuries, and collagen injections. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Miller welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Miller attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Met : Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Incontinence, Bladder 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.