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We found 47 gastroenterologists who accept Medicare near Laguna Hills, CA.

Dr. Kenneth E Grant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Grant specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Murrieta, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Grant is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in endoscopy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Before performing his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Grant attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Grant average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence.

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

Dr. Om Prakash Chaurasia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26421 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 140a
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Om Chaurasia is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Chaurasia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Chaurasia attended Patna Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chaurasia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Philip Chen MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16405 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 250
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Philip Chen works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Chen graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Hooshang Meshkinpour, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16100 Sand Canyon Avenue; #260
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Hooshang Meshkinpour is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Meshkinpour is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology; Fellow, American College of Physicians; and Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Meshkinpour speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Swallowing Problems

Dr. Ramin Zabihi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26800 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 308
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Zabihi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Zabihi is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Zabihi trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zabihi is in-network for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lino J De Guzman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16100 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Lino Deguzman practices adult gastroenterology in Irvine, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Before completing 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 medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Deguzman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Deguzman (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Deguzman is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Benjamin Menasheh Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
24221 Calle De La Louisa, Third Floor; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Weinberg is a Laguna Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Weinberg is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Weinberg attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Weinberg has an open panel.

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Dr. Catherine Bao Ngo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
24221 Calle De La Louisa; #300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Ngo specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Ngo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Ngo attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ngo takes. Dr. Ngo welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Herbert H Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
113 Waterworks Way; Suite 315a
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Herbert Lee is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. Dr. Lee's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Lee attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Dr. Ketan Kiritkumar Shah, MD, MBA
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Gastroenterology
24221 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ketan Shah specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shah takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Barry S Donner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
24221 Calle De La Louisa; #300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Barry Donner practices adult gastroenterology in Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Donner attended medical school at Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Donner completed a residency program at Mercy Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Donner is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kevin H Ashby, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
24221 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Ashby's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ashby is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Ashby attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26800 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 475
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Habib Rahman sees patients in Mission Viejo, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rahman (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Rahman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15825 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 106
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Fang Yu works as an adult gastroenterologist in Irvine, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Yu average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Yu attended medical school at National Defense Medical Center. Dr. Yu is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
113 Waterworks Way; Suite 340
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Shahla Rah is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rah studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rah honors.

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Dr. David B Stanton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 105
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. David Stanton specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stanton studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stanton trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In his practice, he is particularly interested in liver disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stanton is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Stanton is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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.