We found 54 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Shield HMO near San Francisco, CA.

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Jennifer Ellen Guy M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Guy, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. She speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Guy is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Guy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Guy's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Transplant

Dr. Jennifer Clare Burgis M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, 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. Francis Yung-Kang Yao MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
350 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Francis Yao sees patients in San Francisco, CA and San Jose, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, viral hepatitis, and stomach cancer. Dr. Yao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Yao speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Viral Hepatitis, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer

Dr. Richard Todd Frederick M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
average rating 4.87 stars (2 ratings)
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. R. Frederick practices adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Frederick's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Frederick has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Frederick speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Transplant

Cathleen Nora Cabansag MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite #320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cathleen Cabansag is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cabansag's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Stewart Cooper M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, 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. Dwight M. Bissell MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
350 Parnassus Avenue, Gastroenterology and Liver Faculty Practice; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. D. Bissell's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bissell performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, viral hepatitis, and gastroparesis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bissell has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastroparesis, constipation

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Gallstones, Viral Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James W. Ostroff MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.5 stars (8 ratings)
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Ostroff, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Ostroff's clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and acute pancreatitis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital, Dr. Ostroff attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ostroff is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, pancreatic cancer, constipation

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily Rothbaum Perito M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Emily Perito practices pediatric gastroenterology in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Perito speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perito include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and liver transplant. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Dr. Perito takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis

Edward Williams Holt MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2340 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edward Holt practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Holt performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holt include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Sabina A. Ali MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 2.33 stars (3 ratings)
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, 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. Jonathan P. Terdiman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.55 stars (5 ratings)
2330 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Terdiman is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Terdiman's clinical interests include diarrhea, heartburn, and ulcers. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Terdiman is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, pancreatic cancer, constipation

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Mimi Lin M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, 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

Dr. Richard S. Sundberg M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.5 stars (4 ratings)
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sundberg's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Sundberg has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Sundberg has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese-speaking patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Uma Mahadevan MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
2330 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Uma Mahadevan sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She speaks Tamil. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mahadevan include crohn's disease, pregnancy, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Mahadevan is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Mahadevan completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Mahadevan takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pregnancy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

William John Snape Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
average rating 2.65 stars (5 ratings)
2340 Clay Street; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Snape is an adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist. Dr. Snape studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Snape's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snape honors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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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