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We found 45 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Mountain View, CA.

Dr. Tarek Ismail Hassanein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Tarek Hassanein works as an adult gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist, and hepatologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassanein include ulcers, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hassanein honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hassanein (or staff) speaks Arabic and German.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Suja Devi Savarirayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Suja Dubois works as an adult gastroenterologist. In her practice, Dr. Dubois focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubois honors. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Dubois has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Gregory James Wiener, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353 Church Avenue; # A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Wiener is a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiener include colon polypectomy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Wiener is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from CETEC University School of Medicine and the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wiener speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlton Wayne Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Thomas is a gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3330 Third Avenue; Suite 304
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Pratha sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Pratha's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pratha takes. Dr. Pratha's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. Dr. Pratha trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Pratha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, French, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Ananthram Pottipati Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ananthram Reddy's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Reddy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and then he performed his residency at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Taddese Teferi Desta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Taddese Desta is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Desta is especially interested in pancreas problems, hepatitis, and general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Desta (or staff) speaks Amharic and Somali. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Desta is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, General Care

Dr. Iman Ibrahim Mikhail, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
502 So Euclid Avenue; Suite 205
National City, CA
 

Dr. Iman Mikhail specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Prince George's Hospital Center. Dr. Mikhail's areas of expertise include ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mikhail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jairo Duque, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
480 4th Avenue; Suite 316
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. John Duque practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duque include ulcers, general care, and liver disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Duque attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Duque speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Yarwood Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
480 4th Avenue; Suite 506
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mark Johnson works as an adult gastroenterologist. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Johnson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Johnson welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Reddy's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Reddy average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Reddy has an open panel. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Reddy trained at OhioHealth - Grant Medical Center, Columbus. He speaks Telugu.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ivan Cubas is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cubas's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Cubas studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Cubas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Erick Humberto Alayo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
353a Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Erick Alayo's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. His clinical interests include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Alayo accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alayo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bile Duct Stones, Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Kishore Venkatasiva Gaddipati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kishore Gaddipati is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending NTR University of Health Sciences, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Siddhartha Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gaddipati completed his residency training at Carilion Clinic. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gaddipati is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Motility Disorders

Dr. Sally Stipho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sally Stipho's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stipho obtained her medical school training at The University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stipho takes. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Stipho welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Robert Marvin Epsten Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Epsten's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Epsten attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Epsten has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Epsten is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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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.