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We found 9 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Anthem HMO near Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Kenneth E Grant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1001 N Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Grant specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Murrieta, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Grant is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in endoscopy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Before performing his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Grant attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Grant average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Dr. Bassam S Younes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1001 N Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Bassam Younes is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Orange, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Corona, CA. Dr. Younes graduated from Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Younes completed residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He has received the following distinction: Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence. Dr. Younes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Younes's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Dr. Gregory Kelii Wong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1201 W La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Wong's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Dr. Sarah J Sela Herman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Sela-Herman sees patients in Long Beach, CA, Orange, CA, and Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sela-Herman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Sela-Herman attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sela-Herman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Yiddish. Dr. Sela-Herman's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Richard Kaye Mathis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
455 S Main Street
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Richard Mathis is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mathis's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Ashish Sharad Chogle, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1201 W. La Veta Avenue; Building: Choc Clinic
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ashish Chogle specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chogle's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the University of Mumbai, and Topiwala National Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chogle include: NASPGHAN Young Faculty Clinical Investigator Award; NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology & Motility Committee; and SUNY Downstate Medical Center NY- Resident Research Award. Dr. Chogle (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Chogle's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Achalasia, Chronic Constipation, Gastroparesis, Vomiting, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Haven Katz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1001 N Tustin Avenue
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Mitchell Katz is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Orange, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Aurora Sinai Medical Center. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Katz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Robert H Tran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9940 Talbert Avenue; Suite 200
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Tran is a pediatric gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Tran speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. The average patient rating for Dr. Tran is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran honors.

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Dr. Shaheen I Idries, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1010 W. La Veta Ave. 640
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Shaheen Idries is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Orange, CA, Corona, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California and Winthrop University Hospital for residency. Dr. Idries is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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.