We found 55 providers matching biopsy and who accept Blue Shield near San Diego, CA.

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

Dr. Suja Dubois practices adult gastroenterology in San Diego, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Dubois performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Dubois average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Dubois has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Dubois is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 122
  • Charge (avg.): $617 - $1,375
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121 - $307
Dr. Robert An-Kuo Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
200 W Arbor Drive; Mc 8420
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lee is a medical specialist in dermatopathology. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Dr. Lee has a special interest in skin issues. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues, Melanoma, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Acne

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 112
  • Charge (avg.): $429
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $106
Dr. Marin F Feldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4020 5th Avenue; Suite 401
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marin Xavier specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing her residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Xavier attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has a special interest in hospice (end-of-life care), palliative care, and blood disorders. Dr. Xavier accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. In addition to English, Dr. Xavier (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Xavier is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Blood Disorders, Palliative Care, Hospice

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $32 - $457
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $13 - $178
Dr. Michelle Terez Pelle, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
501 Washington Street; Suite 502
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Pelle, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, dermabrasion, and tattoo removal. Dr. Pelle is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pelle welcomes new patients. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pelle (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Laser Hair Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 193
  • Charge (avg.): $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $97
Dr. Edward Joseph Kane Jr., MD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Other
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Edward Kane practices anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines and Scripps Green Hospital. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Kane completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fine needle aspiration (FNA)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Non-Gynecologic Cytology

Dr. Erick Alfonso Mafong, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 209
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Erick Mafong is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mafong include skin issues. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Mafong performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mafong is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 355
  • Charge (avg.): $129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $112
Dr. Carol E Salem, MD
Specializes in Urology
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 310
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carol Salem works as an urologist in San Diego, CA. Her clinical interests include cancer surgery, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Salem's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Salem attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Salem has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery, Urologic Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $135
Dr. Brooke Resh Sateesh, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
502 Euclid Avenue; Suite 200
National City, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Sateesh is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She works in National City, CA and El Cajon, CA. Dr. Sateesh has indicated that her clinical interests include skin issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sateesh speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $150
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $109
Dr. Peter Paul Rullan, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
256 Landis Avenue; 3rd Floor
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Peter Rullan's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rullan include facial problems, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and tattoo removal. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rullan honors. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rullan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rullan's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Botox Injection, Acne Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Chin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 303
  • Charge (avg.): $135 - $150
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $78 - $100
Dr. Taddese Teferi Desta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Taddese Desta's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Desta focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Dr. Desta completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Desta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic and Somali. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Desta welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 162
  • Charge (avg.): $1,604 - $3,563
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $173 - $313
Dr. William Lenox Heimer II, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3737 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Heimer is a surgical dermatology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heimer include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Dr. Heimer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Heimer graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Brow Lift, Rosacea, Restylane, Radiesse, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 243
  • Charge (avg.): $110 - $136
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $73 - $84
Dr. .Aleksandr M Itkin, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
7565 Mission Valley Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Aleksandr Itkin's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Itkin attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Itkin include skin issues and cosmetic skin treatment. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Itkin speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 217
  • Charge (avg.): $209
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $109
Dr. Derrick Ross Allen, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
501 Washington Street; 510
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Derrick Allen is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen honors. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $347
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $93

Specializes in Urology
4060 4th Avenue; Suite #310
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brian Dicks is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Dicks is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dicks honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $730
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $225

Specializes in Dermatology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 209
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Willoughby is a dermatologist in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Willoughby's clinical interests encompass skin issues. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Willoughby is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 474
  • Charge (avg.): $129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111
Dr. Carlton Wayne Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
292 Euclid Avenue; Suite 115
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carlton Thomas practices adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. In Dr. Thomas's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Thomas's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,378 - $1,794
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $264

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What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove a small sample of cells for testing. The cells are examined in a laboratory to check for disease, or sometimes to see how badly a known disease is affecting them. Biopsy can be performed on any part of the body.

Although biopsy is most often associated with cancer, it can also be used to check for other diseases, such as infections. A biopsy sample can be scraped, cut, collected with a needle, taken with a machine that punches out a tiny piece, or removed with the tiny tools in an endoscope.

In most cases, a biopsy is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand, such as blood thinners. Be certain to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, as certain biopsies require the use of x-rays to guide the needle to the right location. There is usually very little pain associated with a biopsy. You will have to wait a few days to hear the results.
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