We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Green near Burlingame, CA.

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Dr. Ernest F Ribera, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 155
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Ribera works as a gastroenterologist in Burlingame, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Ribera is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ribera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Eugene Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 South Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee is a gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lee is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, heartburn, peptic ulcer, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Osterhoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Robert Osterhoff is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Osterhoff include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Osterhoff's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael David Bender, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bender is an adult gastroenterologist in Burlingame, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bender accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Bender trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Vino John Verghese, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Vino Verghese's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Verghese is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Verghese include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Verghese is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Biliary Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dalal's areas of clinical interest consist of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dalal is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dalal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal fistula, anal fissures, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
1820 Odgen Drive; 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Michael Margolis is a gynecologic oncology and urogynecology specialist. Dr. Margolis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His areas of expertise include pelvic surgery, cancer, and uterine problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Margolis's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Jose, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Foster include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Foster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Foster is accepting new patients. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anal fistula, anal fissures, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Anal Fistula, Pilonidal Cyst, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric P Kubat, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Eric Kubat's area of specialization is surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Kubat speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Kubat completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Marcus, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. David Marcus' medical specialty is diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include imaging procedures. Dr. Marcus's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Marcus attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

All Interests: Sports Health, MRI, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Vertebroplasty, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen G Chee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
218 De Anza Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Chee is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include blood disorders. Dr. Chee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chee completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network.

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

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabeel J Madanat, MD
Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 701
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Nabeel Madanat is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Madanat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Romanian, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Madanat attended Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Avanti Ambekar, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Avanti Ambekar is a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Burlingame, CA, Novato, CA, and San Mateo, CA. Dr. Ambekar has a special interest in imaging procedures. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Musculoskeletal Interventions, Hysterosalpingography, Sports Health, MRI, Rectal ... (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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