We found 43 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' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Karnes attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Karnes has received include Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology; American Federation of Clinical Research Award; and Merck Fellowship Training Grant. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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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 patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from St. George's, University of London. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Vietnamese.

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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 education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Grant's clinical interests encompass endoscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Grant has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Douglas Long Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Nguyen is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Long Beach, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nguyen trained at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Nguyen has received distinctions including 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. He 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Schiffer accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at D.C. General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Schiffer (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Spanish, and German.

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

Dr. Khoi Tran's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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

Dr. Richard Quist's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Quist's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quist honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10% patient satisfaction. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Quist is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to 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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Orange, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Corona, CA. Dr. Younes (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Younes is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). His education and training includes medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chang is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. Dr. Chang has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Excellence in Teaching Award - Gastroenterology Division, UC Irvine Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Jay Diliberto practices adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Diliberto completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Diliberto has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. Dr. Diliberto is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Diliberto has an open panel.

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

Dr. Surinder Saini's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Saini focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hepatobiliary disorders, and acid reflux (GERD). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Saini accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University and New York Medical College. Dr. Saini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Saini is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Orange, CA and Costa Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hu studied medicine at Tongji University Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hu trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital. His distinctions 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. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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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 in Irvine, CA and Newport Beach, CA. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deguzman graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his 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 affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Deguzman's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Phiet The Phung, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
19066 Magnolia Street
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Phiet Phung is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Phung accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Fernando Herschell Austin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
19066 Magnolia Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Fernando Austin is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Austin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai honors. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Her practice is open to 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.