We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO near Sunnyvale, CA.

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Dr. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 East El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Huang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter William Simpson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Simpson's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simpson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Simpson graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Simpson completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Simpson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Katerina P Podlesnaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Katerina Shetler is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Shetler a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Shetler focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shetler has an open panel. For her professional training, Dr. Shetler completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shetler speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Sanjay Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Sanjay Ramrakhiani specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Ramrakhiani an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ramrakhiani attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Yu obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and MidState Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Edmund W Tai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edmund Tai's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tai graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tai has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

All Interests: Cancer Genetics, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Hanhsing Irene Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Hanhsing Wu is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Wu attended Yale School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Savitha Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Savitha Krishnan is an urogynecologist in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic surgery and urogynecological problems. Dr. Krishnan has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishnan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Tamil. Dr. Krishnan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Krishnan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Neurostimulation, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA, is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Babington is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Khoi Q Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tran is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Tran average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Tran focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Tran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tran's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , anal fissures, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kim-Son Nguyen is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in blood disorders. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Douglas Strichartz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Seth Strichartz's area of specialization is surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Strichartz has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Strichartz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, anal cancer, anal fissures, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Ying Cao, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2101 Forest Avenue; Suite 124
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ying Cao's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Santa Rosa, CA, San Jose, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. She speaks Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cao include chemotherapy, bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Cao is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Cao graduated from Nanjing Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cao honors. Dr. Cao has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Klaus See-Tho, MD
Specializes in Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Klaus See-Tho is a physician who specializes in surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. See-Tho a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. See-Tho (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Cantonese. Dr. See-Tho is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. See-Tho welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Heller Myotomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica Lucero Richardson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 111, Melchor Pavilion
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Monica Richardson specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richardson include urogynecological problems. Dr. Richardson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Richardson attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Richardson speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Neurostimulation, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Eunpi Cho, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Eunpi Cho works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: testicular cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Cho's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cho honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Cho attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Thrombophilia, ... (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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