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

Dr. Kenneth Cox practices pediatric gastroenterology in San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Cox attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Cox accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cox's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Judy Fuentebella works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuentebella honors. Dr. Fuentebella is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Fuentebella (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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

Dr. Ricardo Castillo practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Castillo is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Wild graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan.

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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.