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We found 11 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Anthem HMO near Santa Ana, CA.

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

Dr. Kenneth Grant is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Murrieta, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Grant's clinical interests encompass endoscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Grant has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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

Dr. Barry Arthur Steinmetz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4050 Barranca Parkway; Suite 170
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Barry Steinmetz's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Steinmetz is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Steinmetz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Bassam Younes is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Orange, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Corona, CA. Dr. Younes (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Younes is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, MemorialCare Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). His education and training includes medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence.

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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. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sela-Herman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Yiddish. She is affiliated with 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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Orange, CA, Torrance, CA, and Long Beach, CA. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Mathis completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Chogle's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the University of Mumbai, and Topiwala National Medical College. Dr. Chogle completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Katz has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Aurora Sinai Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Katz has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Robert H Tran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4050 Barranca Parkway; Suite 170
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Robert Tran is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Tran attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Malinda C Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4050 Barranca Parkway; Suite 170
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Malinda Lin practices pediatric gastroenterology in Long Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Irvine, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lin attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Shaheen Idries, who practices in Orange, CA, Corona, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Idries is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California and Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Idries (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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.