We found 16 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near San Carlos, CA.

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Dr. Jennifer Clare Burgis M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
750 Welch Road; Suite 116
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Burgis is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. In her practice, Dr. Burgis focuses on hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. Dr. Burgis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Burgis's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Claribel Paguio Taylor M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.71 stars (52 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Claribel Taylor's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Taylor attended Harvard Medical School. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Stewart Cooper M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Stewart Cooper's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Cooper's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Wales College of Medicine. He offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese-speaking patients. Dr. Cooper is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Ryan Arthur McConnell MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Ryan McConnell is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. McConnell performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McConnell include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), sigmoidoscopy, and nutrition counseling. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. McConnell has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Sigmoidoscopy

Erick Peiren Chan MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 4.62 stars (64 ratings)
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Dr. Eugene Young Lee MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
average rating 4.75 stars (7 ratings)
100 So. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 507
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Lee's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Sabina A. Ali MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 2.33 stars (3 ratings)
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. In her practice, Dr. Ali focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Ali attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Ali's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Yasser M. Bhat M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Yasser Bhat's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Bhat attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Bhat's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and interventional endoscopy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhat honors. Dr. Bhat (or staff) is conversant in Kashmiri and Hindi. Dr. Bhat is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems

Sinda Mein MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.58 stars (79 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sinda Mein practices adult gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Mein attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Mein's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Mein's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mein has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Jennifer Roost M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.8 stars (58 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Roost is a gastroenterologist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roost include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Roost's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Roost honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Mimi Lin M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
900 Welch Road; Suite 202
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Brennan Scott MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.65 stars (79 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Brennan Scott is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Scott is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Scott's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Rahul Verma MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.68 stars (61 ratings)
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Verma is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Verma's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Verma honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Verma's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

David Leibowitz MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
average rating 4.8 stars (116 ratings)
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Palo Alto, CA. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibowitz include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leibowitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pelin Cinar M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
875 Blake Wilbur Drive; Mc: 5826
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pelin Cinar practices general internal medicine. Dr. Cinar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Turkish. Clinical interests for Dr. Cinar include gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cinar's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Tsuyoshi Todo M.D.
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
300 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tsuyoshi Todo's medical specialty is transplant surgery. He speaks Japanese. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, liver cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Todo is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Todo attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Disease, Transplant Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Liver ... (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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