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We found 75 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. William John Snape Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Snape is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Snape has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Snape attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Snape's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Ostroff is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ostroff include ulcers, crohn's disease, and acute pancreatitis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Ostroff is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Hospital. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ostroff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Sabina Ali sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Ali completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. The average patient rating for Dr. Ali is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jennifer Burgis' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Burgis focuses on hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Burgis performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Burgis 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. Richard Todd Frederick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Frederick's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frederick include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. Dr. Frederick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Frederick attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Frederick is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Hechavarria Hechavarria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yen is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Yen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Boston Children's Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yen's residency was performed at Seattle Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Timothy Davern is an adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Davern focuses on liver disease and liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Davern's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Davern is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Liver Transplant

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

Dr. Kidist Yimam is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). She works in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Yimam's clinical interests encompass liver transplant. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Yimam's training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cooper attended medical school at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Dr. Cooper offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Francis Yao's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include esophageal cancer, viral hepatitis, and stomach cancer. Dr. Yao is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Yao's residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yao honors.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Terdiman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, heartburn, and ulcers. Dr. Terdiman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Terdiman 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. Michael Scott Verhille, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verhille is an adult gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Verhille accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Verhille is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, ... (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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Perito speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and liver transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Perito is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel.

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

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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bissell include diarrhea, viral hepatitis, and gastroparesis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bissell has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks French. He is 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. Adil Salih Wakil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Adil Wakil sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and Eureka, CA. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Wakil (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Wakil is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and wilson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wakil takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Ming M Yeh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ann Yeh is a pediatric gastroenterologist in San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Menlo Park, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yeh takes. Dr. Yeh studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Yeh (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yeh is open to new patients.

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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.