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We found 5 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept PacifiCare POS near Walnut Creek, CA.

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

Dr. Fadi Haddad's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Haddad accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Haddad (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Haddad has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sabina Ahmed Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, 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. Elizabeth Ellen Gleghorn, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gleghorn is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and San Francisco, CA. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gleghorn's education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Boston Medical Center. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gleghorn (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Yvette Kimberly Wild, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, 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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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Vivien Nguyen, who practices in San Ramon, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has an open panel.

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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.