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We found 77 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Sabina Ahmed Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, 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
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, 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. James W Ostroff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Ostroff's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Ostroff's clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and acute pancreatitis. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ostroff's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York Hospital. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ostroff (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Ostroff is 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. Elizabeth Hechavarria Hechavarria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yen is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Yen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency training at Seattle Children's Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Yen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Boston Children's Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. R. Frederick is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frederick's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frederick has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Frederick welcomes new patients.

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

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Davern include liver disease and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davern has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, 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); he sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cooper include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kidist Yimam's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Her areas of expertise include liver transplant. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Yimam obtained her medical school training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant

Dr. Michael Scott Verhille, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3838 California Street; Suite 416
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verhille is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Verhille completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Verhille include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Verhille is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Verhille's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Perito has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and liver transplant. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Perito speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Francis Yao is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include esophageal cancer, viral hepatitis, and stomach cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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

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 specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He works in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Snape's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Snape is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Biliary Disorders, ... (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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bissell include diarrhea, viral hepatitis, and gastroparesis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bissell has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in French.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Terdiman practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Terdiman studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Terdiman include diarrhea, heartburn, and ulcers. The average patient rating for Dr. Terdiman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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. Adil Salih Wakil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Adil Wakil is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and wilson's disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wakil studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Wakil's medical residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Wakil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Wakil welcomes 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. 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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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.