We found 7 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Blue Shield near Mission Viejo, CA.

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Dr. Kenneth E Grant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Grant works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Murrieta, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Grant is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grant's areas of expertise include endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Grant accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Bassam S Younes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
26691 Plaza; Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Bassam Younes' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He obtained his medical school training at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Semmelweis University. Dr. Younes has received the following distinction: Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence. In addition to English, Dr. Younes (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Dr. Mitchell Haven Katz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mitchell Katz specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Katz's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Katz's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Ashish S Chogle, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
26691 Plaza; Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Ashish Chogle specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chogle include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Chogle's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the University of Mumbai, and Topiwala National Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received distinctions including NASPGHAN Young Faculty Clinical Investigator Award; NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology & Motility Committee; and SUNY Downstate Medical Center NY- Resident Research Award. Dr. Chogle (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC).

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Achalasia, Chronic Constipation, Gastroparesis, Vomiting, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Anup J Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
26691 Plaza; Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Anup Patel is a pediatric gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include eosinophilic esophagitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Patel graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Dr. Shaheen I Idries, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
26691 Plaza; Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Shaheen Idries is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Idries's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California and Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Idries (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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Dr. Jeffrey H Ho, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
27700 Medical Center Road
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ho, who practices in Newport Beach, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For his professional training, Dr. Ho completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He speaks Mandarin.

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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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