Dr. Caroline Hwang, MD

Dr. Caroline Hwang, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Caroline Hwang, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. She specializes in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and more.

16105 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 230

Irvine, CA 92618

Contact Information

(949) 557-0251

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 4 More

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No malpractice claims found for California
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(949) 557-0251

Dr. Hwang accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

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Dr. Hwang's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hwang treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Hwang treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Crohn's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hwang treats Crohn's Disease more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Hwang treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hwang treats Inflammatory Bowel Disease more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Hwang treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Hwang's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intertrigo
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • pH Probe
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Purpura
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a gastroenterologist with specialized training in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and colitis) and celiac disease. In...Read more

Biography

Dr. Caroline Hwang, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. She specializes in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Dietetics
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology

Education

2012
University of California At San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Residency Hospital
2006
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Internship Hospital
1999
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Caroline Hwang, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hwang frequently treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hwang treats.

Where is Dr. Caroline Hwang, MD's office located?

Dr. Hwang's office is located at 16105 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 230, Irvine, CA 92618. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Caroline Hwang, MD speak?

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Dr. Hwang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hwang

4.8

Based on 14 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (10)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
  • Explained conditions well (10)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Excellent! Doesn’t shy away from complex cases.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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valerie mastel – Jul 21, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Hwang‘s four a little over a year now and have been nothing but 100% pleased. Not only Dr. Hwang But her entire staff from Richard, her NP, to the nurses, the office assistants, And anyone else I may have missed has been absolutely amazing. I have had consistent flare-ups over the past 7+ years in which I’ve never achieved clinical remission and have failed every biologic out there for Crohn’s. A few months ago, Dr. Hwang recommended an off label treatment regimen that for the first time in over seven years is starting to improve my symptoms. Her entire IBD staff is unbelievably coordinated and helpful not to mention extremely nice and helpful with every Encounter and interaction I’ve had. Thank you for everything you and your staff do.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff – Dec 04, 2020
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Great experience and very professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 02, 2020
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Great experience!
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Erik Blake – Feb 27, 2020
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All personnel were professional, courteous in their various positions and took the time to explain and and answer my questions. I feel confident with Dr. Hwang and the fact that she is proactive in seeking a diagnosis.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Helen Sherlock – Dec 09, 2019
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Good overall experience.
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Robert Mendoza – Nov 26, 2019
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Dr. Hwang and her entire team at USC are the best! They provide the most compassionate, thorough, and kind care and genuinely care about their patients' overall health and quality of life. A family member of mine has inflammatory bowel disease and we found Dr. Hwang in desperate times, after having seen doctors all throughout California, including at Cedars and UCLA. I can confidently say that Dr. Hwang is the kindest, smartest gastroenterologist that we have encountered!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Los Angeles, CA – Sep 14, 2017
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She needs to control her temper, needs to encourage and support patients. She needs more life experience. She is knowledgeable.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sandy in San Gabriel, CA – Feb 17, 2016
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Locations

Practice

Hoag Digestive Health, Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County16105 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 230 Irvine, CA 92618
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Keck Hospital of USC

Los Angeles, CA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Los Angeles, CA