We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near La Jolla, CA.

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Dr. Robert Hae Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3350 La Jolla Village Dr Mail; Code #111d
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lee practices adult gastroenterology in Orange, CA, San Diego, CA, and Long Beach, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Lee performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health, VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), and VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer

Dr. Kishore Venkatasiva Gaddipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kishore Gaddipati's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gaddipati graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Siddhartha Medical College and then he performed his residency at Carilion Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Motility Disorders

Dr. Heinz Jurgen Lenz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 820
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Heinz Lenz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lenz include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lenz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of California and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He speaks German. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Lenz welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jill A Addesa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road; Maildrop 203n
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Jill Lane sees patients in La Jolla, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lane's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Lane is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Gauree Gupta Konijeti, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Gauree Konijeti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Konijeti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Konijeti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Konijeti's professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
9898 Genesee Avenue; 1st Floor
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ahmad Mansour's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mansour include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic La Jolla, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Mansour graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Scripps Clinic. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Edward C Paredez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 820
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Edward Paredez practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Paredez's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Paredez welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Andrew George Mayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9850 Genesee Avenue; #820
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Mayer is a La Jolla, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Mayer focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Mayer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Mayer is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard C Nodurft, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Nodurft's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and internal medicine. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nodurft studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Scripps Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Nodurft is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Internal Medicine

Dr. Catherine Therese Frenette, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road; N200
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Frenette is a specialist in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and transplant procedures. Dr. Frenette is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Frenette has an open panel.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Warren L Reidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Warren Reidel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Reidel include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and internal medicine. Dr. Reidel's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Reidel is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Internal Medicine

Dr. Walter J Coyle, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Walter Coyle practices adult gastroenterology. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Coyle completed his residency training at Naval Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), internal medicine, and endoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic La Jolla, and Scripps Green Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Internal Medicine

Dr. John M Lyons Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. John Lyons' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lyons speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Lyons focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyons honors. Dr. Lyons is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Franklin C Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Franklin Tsai is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Simon M Ritchken, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4282 Genesee Avenue; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Simon Ritchken's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and internal medicine. Dr. Ritchken has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Guy's Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ritchken attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Internal Medicine

Dr. Emily G Singh, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Hospital Medicine
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Emily Singh is a gastroenterology (digestive system) and hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and internal medicine. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Scripps Clinic. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Internal Medicine

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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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