We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Escondido, CA.

Dr. Xenia Blythe Hom Yee Hom, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Xenia Hom is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hom honors. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hom (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Dr. Lillian Jeong Choi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
625 W. Citracado Avenue; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Lillian Choi specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Escondido, CA and San Diego, CA. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choi accepts. Dr. Choi is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Choi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is conversant in Korean.

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Dr. Rebecca Naomi Cherry, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
625 W. Cirtracado Parkway; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Cherry is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Encinitas, CA, Escondido, CA, and San Diego, CA. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cherry accepts. Dr. Cherry is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Mary Abigail Sevilla Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
625 W. Citracado Avenue; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Mary Abigail Garcia is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Garcia takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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Dr. Ronald Eugene Feldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 E Valley Parkway; Suite 313
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Feldman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Feldman studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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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.
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