Dr. Neelesh Tipnis

Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
SAN DIEGO, CA
26 years experience male

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Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

10 Answers
1 Agree
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Yes, but...: It is common for people with fast moving GI tracts to have stools colored by foods recently eaten. However, if you are concerned, have your stool test... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
No, you can't catch : Gerd is caused by a weakness in the lower esophageal sphincter, the valve between the stomach and esophagus (food pipe). This allows acid to leak back... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Yes and No: Both Aciphex (rabeprazole) and Prilosec are strong acid blockers in a drug category called proton pump inhibitors. They are chemically different and h... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Imodium (loperamide) not for acid: Imodium (loperamide) is an opiod (narcotic) antagonist. It is designed to help decrease the contractions of the muscles of the stomach, intestine and ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Yes: Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition. In other words, with auto-immune conditions, the body's immune system is responding incorrectly and attack... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Milk coats acid: Milk helps acid reflux by coating the esophagus and stomach, providing some protection against acid. The calcium and bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate)... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Breastm milk is norm: Prolactin is the hormone that stimulates breast milk production. Prolactin increases during pregnancy. It is normal for some women to begin producing ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
It's gluten free: Watermelon is gluten free. Just don't cut the melon with your bread knife and cutting board!
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tipnis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tipnis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2001

Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
Completed 1998

Affiliations

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
American Gastroenterological Association
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