We found 46 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Shield of California near Mountain View, CA.

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

Dr. Suja Dubois' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Dr. Dubois is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubois takes. Dr. Dubois is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in San Diego, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Epsten is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epsten has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Epsten studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Epsten has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Kishore Gaddipati's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaddipati include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and motility disorders. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. 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, he completed his residency training at Carilion Clinic. Dr. Gaddipati (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Motility Disorders

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

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Pratha specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Pratha average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Dr. Pratha's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Pratha obtained her medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Pratha (or staff) speaks Telugu, French, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Taddese Desta works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Mary's Hospital's residency program. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desta accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Desta (or staff) speaks Amharic and Somali. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Desta is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Carlton Thomas, who practices in San Diego, CA, Rancho Mirage, CA, and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Thomas graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Thomas has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
502 So Euclid Avenue; Suite 205
National City, CA
 

Dr. Iman Mikhail is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in National City, CA. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Mikhail studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mikhail (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic. Dr. Mikhail is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Mark Johnson sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Erick Alayo works as a gastroenterologist in Chula Vista, CA. These areas are among Dr. Alayo's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alayo's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Cynthia Schaeffer practices adult gastroenterology in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Schaeffer attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaeffer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaeffer is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Sally Stipho's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stipho include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at The University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Stipho is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Gregory Wiener specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Wiener's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending CETEC University School of Medicine and the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Wiener completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Jae Hong Kim, MD, PhD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Neonatology
Medical Offices North 200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jae Kim's specialties are nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Kim is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children.

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

Dr. Ivan Cubas is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Cubas is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Cubas studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Cubas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hospital Medicine
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Iliriana Ciraku is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Ciraku has a special interest in general care and hospital care. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Tirana Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ciraku's training includes residency programs at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ciraku (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Romanian, and Albanian. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, General Care

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

Dr. John Duque is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Duque has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), general care, and eye problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duque takes. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Duque completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care, Eye Problems

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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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