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

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

Dr. Jennifer Burgis is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. In her practice, Dr. Burgis focuses on hepatobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and transplant procedures. Dr. Burgis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Burgis's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Sabina A. Ali MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 2.33 stars (3 ratings)
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sabina Ali is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Persian. In her practice, Dr. Ali focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Ali attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Ali's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Ann Ming Yeh M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3801 Sacramento Street; Suite 216
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ann Yeh works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yeh is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Judy Fuentebella's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Fuentebella (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Fuentebella is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Fuentebella attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuentebella's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kenneth Cox practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Cox's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ricardo Castillo is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Castillo completed residency programs at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Yvette Kimberly Wild M.P.H., M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 16th Street; 5th Floor; Box 0136
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Yvette Wild's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Wild is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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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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