We found 4 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept PacifiCare POS near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Dr. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Ali's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. Dr. Ali graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Colitis, Hydrogen Breath Test, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Gleghorn's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Gleghorn takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gleghorn has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gleghorn (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Vivien Nguyen practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Paul Harmatz is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Brentwood, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harmatz honors. Dr. Harmatz has an open panel. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency.

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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.
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