We found 7 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Valley Health Plan HMO near San Francisco, CA.

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Dr. Jennifer Clare Burgis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Burgis is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Burgis's areas of expertise include hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Burgis is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Sabina A Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Ali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Ali attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian.

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

Dr. Ann Ming M Yeh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ann Yeh sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yeh accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her training includes a residency program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Dr. Judy Trota Fuentebella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; #1560
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Judy Fuentebella is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Fuentebella takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Fuentebella (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Fuentebella is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kenneth L Cox, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Cox practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Cox is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Ricardo O Castillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3700 California Street; Suite B555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Castillo's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Castillo accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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Dr. Yvette Kimberly Wild, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 16th Street; 5th Floor; Box 0136
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Yvette Wild is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Wild attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.

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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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