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We found 42 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Shield near Huntington Beach, CA.

Dr. William Ernest Karnes Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. William Karnes works as an adult gastroenterologist in Orange, CA, Irvine, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. Dr. Karnes is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Karnes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Karnes include: Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology; American Federation of Clinical Research Award; and Merck Fellowship Training Grant.

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Clinical interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Duke Duc Hoang Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9900 Talbert Avenue; #100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Duke Nguyen's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Nguyen has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at St. George's, University of London. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Kenneth E Grant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 Superior Ave 140
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Grant is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Murrieta, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include endoscopy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grant at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grant accepts. He graduated from Albany Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Grant has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Grant's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Dr. Richard Gordon Quist, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
361 Hospital Road; Suite 331
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Richard Quist is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Newport Beach, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Quist attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quist has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10% patient satisfaction. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Douglas Long Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Nguyen practices adult gastroenterology in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Nguyen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente. He has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Research Award - Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program and International Health Program Scholarship - Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Robert P Schiffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
320 Superior Avenue; Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robert Schiffer is an adult gastroenterologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Schiffer trained at D.C. General Hospital. Dr. Schiffer (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian, Spanish, and German.

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Dr. Jay Peter Diliberto, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18800 Delaware Street; #850
Huntington Bch, CA
 

Dr. Jay Diliberto is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Diliberto is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Diliberto's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Khoi My Tran, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tran is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Costa Mesa, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Tran completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Dr. Lino J De Guzman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1525 Superior Avenue; Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lino Deguzman is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Deguzman is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Deguzman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kenneth J. J Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Chang specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Costa Mesa, CA and Orange, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. He has received distinctions including Physicians of Excellence - Orange County Medical Association; Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology; and Excellence in Teaching Award - Gastroenterology Division, UC Irvine Medical Center. He is conversant in Chinese. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 360
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Surinder Saini practices adult gastroenterology in Fountain Valley, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hepatobiliary disorders, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Saini is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University and New York Medical College. Dr. Saini (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Acid Reflux, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Ke-Qin Hu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ke-Qin Hu is an adult gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hu attended Tongji University Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; America's Top Doctors (Hepatitis C, Liver Disease), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; and Leadership & Achievement in Health Care Profession, Strathmore's WHO'S WHO. Dr. Hu is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Dr. Parminder S Dhaliwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
520 Superior Avenue; #230
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Parminder Dhaliwal is a Newport Beach, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dhaliwal is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Dhaliwal attended Panjab University, Chandigarh and Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school. He speaks Punjabi. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Dhaliwal is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Bassam S Younes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 Superior Ave. 140
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bassam Younes is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Younes (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). After completing medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Younes performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. Dr. Younes accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence.

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Dr. Patricia Shih-Ting Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
351 Hospital Road; Suite 211
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Tsai practices adult gastroenterology in Newport Beach, CA. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Tsai takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tsai welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Christopher E Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
520 Superior Avenue; Suite 205
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Lee practices adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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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.