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We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Health Net EPO near Hanford, CA.

Dr. Kandarp Krishnalal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
440 N. Greenfield; Suite F
Hanford, CA
 

Dr. Kandarp Shah's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Central California Health Care System and Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Boris E Reznik, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1025 N Douty Street
Hanford, CA
 

Dr. Boris Reznik's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reznik honors. He obtained his medical school training at Second Moscow State Medical Institute and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is conversant in Russian.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
11899 Shaw Place
Hanford, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gish practices adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Gish (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Gish is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Gish attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gish accepts.

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Dr. Ching-Fong C Wu, DO
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
440 N. Greenfield; #i
Hanford, CA
 

Dr. Chingfong Wu's areas of specialization are gastroenterology (digestive system) and colon & rectal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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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.