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Dr. Lauren Gerson

Gastroenterology
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
32 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

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

11 Answers
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Gastritis: We often find gastritis on upper endoscopy. This could be from usage of aspirin or non-steroidal drugs like motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Another main ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Regurgitation: If you have regurgitation, you may have reflux disease. You can use over the counter proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole (prilosec) or pantoprazole... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 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 ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Sounds like you may have acquired a stomach flu. Usually folks get better after 24-48 hours. Usually in the recovery process, the bowel movements come... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Very unlikely: There have been very large database studies that have not suggested an association between accutane and IBD. Only a few small studies suggested a poss... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Hemorrhoids: If the hemorrhoids are on the outside, you can use preparation H cream. If they are in the inside, you will need a suppository like preparation H or a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 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 stoo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Constipation: The constipation may be causing the nausea. You may be constipated because of a recent stomach flu and dehydration. For constipation, you can use over... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Avoid milk products: First take milk products out of your diet including cheese and chocolate. Soy and almond milk are fine. Consider the low Fodmap diet. If not better in... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Constipation: You may have a slow colon. This can result from chronic usage of senna or cascara compounds or other causes like thyroid disorders or diabetes. To fin... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Gerson
Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Epigastric+LLQ pain: The pain in the upper abdomen could be heartburn or related to ulcer disease. I'd recommend a proton pump drug like omeprazole before meals because it... Read More

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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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