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We found 4 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Federal Employee Program PPO near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Fadi George Haddad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1455 Montego Way; Room 101
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Fadi Haddad is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Sacramento, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Haddad (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. For his residency, Dr. Haddad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Haddad is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haddad welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Kanwar Rupinder Singh Gill, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1450 Treat Boulevard; Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Kanwar Gill practices adult gastroenterology in Walnut Creek, CA and Modesto, CA. Dr. Gill's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Gill is a graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Gill (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Dr. Elizabeth Ellen Gleghorn, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gleghorn specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and San Francisco, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Gleghorn performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Boston Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Gleghorn (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Gleghorn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Dina Zayour Ezzeddine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
3687 Mt Diablo Boulevard; Suite 200
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Dina Ezzeddine, who practices in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ezzeddine (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ezzeddine trained at Kettering Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ezzeddine is accepting new patients.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.