We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Escondido, CA.

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Xenia Blythe Hom M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Xenia Hom is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hom takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Hom (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Hom is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Rebecca Naomi Cherry M.D.
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
625 W. Cirtracado Parkway; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Cherry's specialties are nutrition, pediatric gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). She practices in Encinitas, CA, Escondido, CA, and San Diego, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cherry honors. Dr. Cherry is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Lillian Jeong Choi M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
625 W. Citracado Avenue; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Lillian Choi's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Choi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. She is conversant in Korean. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Mary Abigail Sevilla Garcia M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
average rating 1.5 stars (2 ratings)
625 W. Citracado Avenue; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Mary Abigail Garcia specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
488 E Valley Parkway; Suite 313
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Feldman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Escondido, CA. Dr. Feldman studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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.
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