We found 76 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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Her areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali is accepting new patients.

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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' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of clinical interest consist of hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. Dr. Burgis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Ostroff is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and acute pancreatitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ostroff accepts. Dr. Ostroff's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York Hospital. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ostroff (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Ostroff 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. Elizabeth Hechavarria Hechavarria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yen's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Yen attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Yen's clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Yen's professional affiliations include 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, 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). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frederick takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Frederick is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Davern's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine); he sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Fresno, CA, and Modesto, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include liver disease and liver transplant. Dr. Davern is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Davern attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Davern has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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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 specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cooper include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cooper is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cooper offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes 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). She has indicated that her clinical interests include liver transplant. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Yimam attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yimam's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant

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

Dr. Emily Perito is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and liver transplant. Dr. Perito's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Perito attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perito has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yao include esophageal cancer, viral hepatitis, and stomach cancer. Dr. Yao is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Yao attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Yao is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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

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, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bissell include diarrhea, viral hepatitis, and gastroparesis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bissell honors. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Bissell attended Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. Dr. Bissell 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. Jonathan P Terdiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2330 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Terdiman is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Terdiman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Terdiman's areas of expertise include diarrhea, heartburn, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Terdiman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He practices in San Francisco, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and Eureka, CA. Dr. Wakil attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and wilson's disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Wakil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His 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: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (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 physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Yeh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yeh's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Chanda Kendra Ho, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Chanda Ho's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system), transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Dr. Ho attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for her residency. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ho's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Transplant

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Maurizio Bonacini is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Dr. Bonacini's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bonacini include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at New York Hospital Queens and Booth Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bonacini has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Bonacini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Bonacini is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, ... (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.