We found 26 providers matching biopsy and who accept Anthem near Chula Vista, CA.

Dr. Carlton Wayne Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1040 Tierra Del Rey; Suite 107
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Thomas sees patients in San Diego, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Thomas attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Thomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy, liver biopsy

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,378 - $1,794
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $264
Dr. Gregory James Wiener, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353 Church Avenue; # A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Wiener specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Chula Vista, CA. These areas are among Dr. Wiener's clinical interests: colon polypectomy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wiener attended medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wiener speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos O Chacon, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
180 Otay Lakes Road; Suite 110
Bonita, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Chacon is a plastic surgeon in Bonita, CA and Encinitas, CA. Dr. Chacon (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chacon honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Cryosurgery, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Ann Johnston, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Johnston is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Johnston performed her residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston takes. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cone biopsy (conization), loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Dr. Taddese Teferi Desta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1040 Tierra Del Rey; Suite 107
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Taddese Desta is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Desta (or staff) is conversant in Amharic and Somali. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, hepatitis, and general care. Dr. Desta is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Desta attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 162
  • Charge (avg.): $1,604 - $3,563
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $173 - $313
Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya Sr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
750 Medical Center Court; Suite 4
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya's specialty is plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cardona-Loya's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Cardona-Loya is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Sclerotherapy, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Georges Maxime Argoud, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
340 Fourth Avenue; Suite 7a
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Georges Argoud is an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Argoud include diabetes, growth problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Argoud at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Argoud is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Argoud's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Eating Disorders, Growth Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 100
  • Charge (avg.): $211
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $148
Dr. Erick Humberto Alayo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353a Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Erick Alayo's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Alayo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Alayo trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Alayo is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jairo Duque, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
480 4th Avenue; Suite 316
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. John Duque's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, general care, and liver disease. Dr. Duque's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Duque's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 161
  • Charge (avg.): $684 - $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $171 - $313
Dr. Brooke Resh Sateesh, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
502 Euclid Avenue; Suite 200
National City, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Sateesh works as a dermatologist in National City, CA and El Cajon, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in skin issues. Dr. Sateesh is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sateesh speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $150
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $109
Dr. Paul Schalch Lepe, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
765 Medical Center Court; Suite 210
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Paul Schalch practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Schalch's clinical interests include skull base surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and salivary gland surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Schalch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Schalch's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $473
Dr. Rodolfo Arcovedo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; #b
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Rodolfo Arcovedo works as a general surgeon in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Arcovedo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Dr. Arcovedo is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Arcovedo honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Varicose Veins, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Hugo Hernan Barrera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; #b
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Hugo Barrera is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrera include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Barrera graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Barrera is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Issues, Pilonidal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology
319 F Street; Suite 102
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mark Willoughby is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He has a special interest in skin issues. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Willoughby accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Willoughby attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Willoughby speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 474
  • Charge (avg.): $129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Stephen Thomas Summers, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; #b
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Summers is a general surgeon. Dr. Summers's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Summers's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Varicose Veins, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Rick T Chac, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
660 Old Telegraph Canyon Road
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Rick Chac's area of specialization is obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chac (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chac include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menstrual disorders. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Chac obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cone biopsy (conization), loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diagnostic Evaluation, Multiple ... (Read more)

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What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove a small sample of cells for testing. The cells are examined in a laboratory to check for disease, or sometimes to see how badly a known disease is affecting them. Biopsy can be performed on any part of the body.

Although biopsy is most often associated with cancer, it can also be used to check for other diseases, such as infections. A biopsy sample can be scraped, cut, collected with a needle, taken with a machine that punches out a tiny piece, or removed with the tiny tools in an endoscope.

In most cases, a biopsy is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand, such as blood thinners. Be certain to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, as certain biopsies require the use of x-rays to guide the needle to the right location. There is usually very little pain associated with a biopsy. You will have to wait a few days to hear the results.
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