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' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Karnes obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Karnes 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Nguyen's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's, University of London and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Murrieta, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grant include endoscopy. Dr. Grant's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grant takes. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Grant completed his residency training at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente. He has received distinctions including Outstanding Research Award - Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program and International Health Program Scholarship - Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. In addition to English, he speaks 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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
320 Superior Avenue; Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robert Schiffer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schiffer accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at D.C. General Hospital, Dr. Schiffer attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schiffer (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Richard Quist is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quist takes. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Quist's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the following distinction: Top 10% patient satisfaction. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Costa Mesa, CA and Orange, CA. He is conversant in Chinese. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Chang obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang has received distinctions including 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)

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

Dr. Surinder Saini is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Saini (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saini include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hepatobiliary disorders, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Saini is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Saini is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and New York Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hu is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tongji University Medical School, he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hu has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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. Before performing 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 attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deguzman honors. In addition to English, Dr. Deguzman (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jay Diliberto sees patients in Huntington Beach, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Diliberto an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Diliberto 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, who practices in Orange, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Corona, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Younes attended medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. He has received the distinction of Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence. Dr. Younes (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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

Dr. Parminder Dhaliwal's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dhaliwal is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After completing medical school at Panjab University, Chandigarh and Government Medical College, Patiala, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Punjabi. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Dhaliwal'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 sees patients in Huntington Beach, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Phung speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Fernando Austin works as a gastroenterologist in Fountain Valley, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Austin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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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