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

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

Dr. Boris Reznik is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Reznik a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Reznik speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with VA Central California Health Care System and Adventist Health System.

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Dr. Robert Gareth Gish, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
11899 Shaw Place
Hanford, CA

Dr. Robert Gish's specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He practices in Hanford, CA, San Diego, CA, and Stanford, CA. Dr. Gish is especially interested in telemedicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gish completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Gish (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Telemedicine

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

Dr. Chingfong Wu's specialties are gastroenterology (digestive system) and colon & rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wu graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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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.