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We found 7 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Valley Health Plan HMO near San Francisco, CA.

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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. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Ali a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali is open to 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. She is especially interested in hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Burgis attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Burgis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Ann Yeh is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Menlo Park, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Yeh has an open panel.

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Dr. Kenneth Lee Cox, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Cox is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Cox is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He has an open panel. Dr. Cox's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Dr. Judy Trota Fuentebella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; #1560
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Judy Fuentebella is a pediatric gastroenterologist. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuentebella studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Fuentebella (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Fuentebella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ricardo O Castillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Castillo, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillo honors.

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Dr. Yvette Kimberly Wild, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 16th Street; 5th Floor; Box 0136
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Yvette Wild's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Wild graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wild completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.