We found 74 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near San Francisco, CA.

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Dr. Jennifer Ellen Guy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Guy practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology in San Francisco, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Guy include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guy's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Guy is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Ostroff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Ostroff practices adult gastroenterology in San Francisco, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ostroff at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and acute pancreatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ostroff is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at New York Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ostroff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Clare Burgis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Burgis is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Burgis's areas of clinical interest consist of 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. Dr. Burgis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Timothy J Davern II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Davern sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Fresno, CA, and Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). His areas of expertise include liver transplant. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Davern attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Davern is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant

Dr. Richard Todd Frederick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Frederick is an adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Frederick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Frederick graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Hemochromatosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Yung-Kang Yao, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
350 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Francis Yao is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yao include esophageal cancer, viral hepatitis, and stomach cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Yao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Yao attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Yao speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Viral Hepatitis, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer

Dr. Kidist Kidane Yimam, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2333 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kidist Yimam is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). In her practice, she is particularly interested in liver transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Yimam takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yimam is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant

Dr. Stewart Lyndon Cooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stewart Cooper practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Cooper graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Cooper offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Hemochromatosis, Wilson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Cathleen Nora Cabansag, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite #320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cathleen Cabansag specializes in adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cabansag attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Cabansag takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwight Montgomery Bissell, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
350 Parnassus Avenue, Gastroenterology and Liver Faculty Practice; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. D. Bissell is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bissell's medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, viral hepatitis, and gastroparesis. Dr. Bissell is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. Dr. Bissell is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastroparesis, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Gallstones, Viral Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. Dr. Ali graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan P Terdiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2330 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Terdiman practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diarrhea, heartburn, and ulcers. Dr. Terdiman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Terdiman studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Terdiman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallstones, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Mimi S Mong, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
899 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mimi Lin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In her practice, Dr. Lin focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Lin is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily Rothbaum Rothbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 Parnassus Avenue Mu-408-e; Box 0136
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Emily Perito's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and liver transplant. Dr. Perito is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perito welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis

Dr. Edward Williams Holt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2340 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edward Holt's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Holt's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Holt is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Sundberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sundberg is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA. He offers language support for Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese-speaking patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sundberg include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Sundberg attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundberg takes. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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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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