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Dr. Lauren Gerson

Gastroenterology
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
31 years experience female

Locations

LAUREN B. GERSON MD

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Address

2340 CLAY STREET, 6TH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

blue cross

LAUREN B. GERSON MD

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: Coughing can cause pain in the upper abdomen usually from usage of the chest and diaphragm muscles that are used during cough. If the area hurts when you twist your chest or abdomen, its likely to be muscular. If however, the pain is worse after eating or associated with nausea if might be due to a gastrointestinal cause. If in the right upper quadrant it could be a gallbladder or liver issue
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Epigastric pain: Epigastric pain can be due to acid reflux or ulcer disease. Stomach cancer is very rare in the US and Canada. Ulcer disease can be due to aspirin/NSAID usage or H.pylori infection. Usually these pains are worse after eating and last 30-60 minutes. They can wake from sleep. Recommend trial of PPI therapy (over the counter omeprazole or similar drug) before meals. If not better, consider endoscopy.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Gastroenteritis: You might have a case of stomach flu which can cause chills, nausea, diarrhea and sometimes vomiting. Usually it subsides in several days. If the stool is loose and continues, you should see your doctor for stool cultures. Food poisoning usually causes vomiting within 6-8 hours of eating contaminated food. Flu-like symptoms can often cause back pains as well. Recommend bland diet until better.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gerson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 18, 2015
may nym Ben have yuv
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York At Buffalo School of Medicine
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

California Pacific Medical Center

Affiliations

Stanford health care
Lucile packard childrens hospital
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