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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna Managed Choice POS near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Timothy J Davern II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Davern is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. His areas of expertise consist of liver disease and liver transplant. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Davern performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Davern has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Liver Transplant

Dr. Calvin E Olson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Calvin Olson is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Olson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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Dr. Ambrish Singh Ghumman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Ambrish Ghumman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Modesto, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghumman honors. He welcomes new patients. After attending Dayanand Medical College & Hospital for medical school, Dr. Ghumman completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. He speaks Punjabi.

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Dr. Gaspar M Nazareno, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Gaspar Nazareno is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emilio Aguinaldo College, Dr. Nazareno performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He is conversant in Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Nazareno is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Raman Deep Khehra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Raman Khehra's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khehra's areas of expertise include general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Khehra (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Kevin R Knobel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Knobel is an adult gastroenterologist in Modesto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Knobel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Knobel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His 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.