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We found 5 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Health Net Medicare COB near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Sabina Ahmed Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Walnut Creek, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Ramon, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Ali is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Clare Burgis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
750 Welch Road; Suite 116
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Burgis is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burgis honors. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Ann Ming M Yeh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
321 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA
 

Dr. Ann Yeh is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yeh is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before performing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Yeh attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kenneth Lee Cox, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
730 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Cox is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Cox attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cox completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cox has an open panel.

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Dr. Judy Trota Fuentebella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Pasteur Drive; Sumc - Peds Physician Billing Mc: 5530
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Judy Fuentebella works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Fuentebella attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Fuentebella is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Fuentebella (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Fuentebella's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is accepting new patients.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.