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We found 7 gastroenterologists who accept Health Net near Apple Valley, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12595 Hesperia Road; Suite 101
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Richard Huang, who practices in Victorville, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Huang is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Huang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15982 Quantico Road; Suite F
Apple Valley, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Nguyen's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and French.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18056 Wika Road; Suite A
Apple Valley, CA
 

Dr. M. Menon's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Menon a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and Armed Forces Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16850 Bear Valley Road; Suite 204
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Henry Lin's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12595 Hesperia Road; Suite 101
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Nguyen is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Dr. Neera Grover, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
16018 Tuscola Road
Apple Valley, CA
 

Dr. Neera Grover is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She studied medicine at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Grover is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12595 Hesperia Road; Suite 101
Victorville, CA
 

Dr. Arnab Biswas specializes in adult gastroenterology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.