Dr. Basim Abdelkarim, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Abdelkarim
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
1310 San Bernardino Rd Ste 103 Upland, CA 91786

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(909) 253-0310

Dr. Basim Abdelkarim, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Upland, CA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abdelkarim has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Casa Colina Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abdelkarim to book an appointment.


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(909) 253-0310

Dr. Abdelkarim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
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Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
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Lumenos plans-NV
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdelkarim treats Nausea more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Abdelkarim treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdelkarim treats Esophagitis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Abdelkarim treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdelkarim treats Dysphagia more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Abdelkarim treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdelkarim treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abdelkarim treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdelkarim treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Abdelkarim treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdelkarim treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Abdelkarim treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdelkarim treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Abdelkarim treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Cholelithiasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdelkarim treats Cholelithiasis more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Abdelkarim treats this condition more than 53% of their peers

Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdelkarim treats Gallstones more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Abdelkarim treats this condition more than 53% of their peers

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Dr. Abdelkarim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Skin Tightening
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Abdelkarim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abdelkarim

3.1

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
43.47826086956522%
(20)
4 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(4)
3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(2)
2 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
(1)
1 Star
41.30434782608695%
(19)
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I've been calling their office but it's been busy the whole time. We had our colonoscopy way back 2015 but they haven't forwarded yet the result to our Primary Doctor. I am calling them so I can get the copy.
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Alta Loma – Feb 27, 2019
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So dont know where to begin , my first intial appt i did not meet the doctor , the day of colonoscopy i had a very breif meeting , my husband said the doctor seemed rushed but told him what he found and his concern and that he would follow uo with a plan when he saw me next , so naturally i was concern and little worried about the pallops as well , my follow up appt no doctor ,PA was nice . waiting time 1 1/2 hours ,no plan PA did not have concerns about issue (unsolved). very dissappoited ,
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San Bernardino, CA – Jul 10, 2017
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He saved my life in 2016 while at Casa Colina Rehab following a right knee replacement. Day before I was to be discharged I developed a gastric bleed. I'm not sure when it became an emergency but When he arrived he completely took charge of a precarious (I think) situation. His presence & deameaner put me at ease at a time when i was wondering if that would be my last day. My family & I will forever be grateful to him.
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Katherine Davis in Alta Loma, CA – May 23, 2017
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I saw Dr. Abdelkarim a couple of weeks ago as I was complaining of an abdominal pain. he ordered some tests and one of them came out positive for H. Pylori. I found out about the result from hospital through a medical record account they created for me. no one from Dr. Abdelkarim's office bothered to call and let know about the positive result and to start the treatment. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone due to his unprofessional staff.
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Los Angeles, CA – Apr 13, 2017
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I actually saw his Physician Assistant, Ian Donahue, and he was great. Love the office decor and atmosphere (pictures of the doctor's families, rich mahogany wood furniture, elegant pictures in Waiting Area and in Exam Rooms). The Office Staff were very professional and helpful. Definitely a well run office, with not only Dr. Adbdelkarim, but other doctors and PAs to assist him and his patients.
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SB in Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Aug 26, 2016
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I went in to this office due to chronic stomach pain. I saw Dr. Abdelkarim's PA Dr. Donahue and he was excellent! He made sure he expalined everything so I could understand it thoroughly and he gave me choices and options on to proceed with my care. I could not be happier that a doctor finally took my medical needs seriously after suffering for 12 years. I have full faith we will get this resolved. Thank you Dr. Donahue, you are EXCELLENT!
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Lauren Del Toro in Upland, CA – May 20, 2016
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Very long wait in the waiting room (1-2 hours) and he spends very little time with the patient. He asks questions but doesn't listen to the answers. He didn't even ask onset, didn't bother to take the time to actually make me feel like he gives a crap. I hadn't seen him for many years and had forgotten just how insuggnicant he can make a patient feel. I am sure he's a talented doctor, but he lacks humanism!
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Ann in Upland, CA – May 03, 2016
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First available appointment was 4 1/2 weeks out. I took it. Had test done and dr wanted follow up appt. I called to schedule, three weeks out. Scheduling is ridiculous, office staff rude, office wait time 45 min the first time, little over hour on second visit.
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Kelly in Claremont, CA – Feb 01, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Basim Abdelkarim is a Physician of Internal Medicine specializing in Gastroenterology. He has been in private practice since 2005 and currently serves patients at his practice in Upland, California. Dr. Abdelkarim received his education and medic...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Univ Of California Irvine Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Practice

1310 San Bernardino Rd Ste 103 Upland, CA 91786
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Colton, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Casa Colina Hospital

Pomona, CA

90% Patient experience rating, 21% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

San Antonio Regional Hospital

Upland, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average