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We found 6 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 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. 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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Dr. Judy Trota Fuentebella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; #1560
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Judy Fuentebella is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For her residency, Dr. Fuentebella trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Fuentebella (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Fuentebella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cox completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Cox's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Emeryville, CA. Dr. Wild's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wild attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wild takes. 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.