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Dr. David Kunkel, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male

Dr. Kunkel

Dr. David Kunkel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med in 2008 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Kunkel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kunkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vomiting Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kunkel treats Vomiting Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kunkel treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Enteritis
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Dr. Kunkel treats Enteritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kunkel treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Manometry
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kunkel performs Manometry more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kunkel performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kunkel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • 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 Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • 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
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

"David C. Kunkel, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal motility disorders, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), swallowing disorders, gastroparesis, bloating and overgr...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

UCLA
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Cedars Sinai medical center
Residency Hospital
2009
Cedars Sinai medical center
Internship Hospital
2008
Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med
Medical School
2011
2009
2008

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Very caring and all around a phenomenal physician! I was having difficulty swallowing dense foods like bread and chicken. Dr. Kunkel used a fancy balloon called endoflip to solve my problem. He explained everything in detail every step of the way. Couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful physician....Read More
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Handled all of my acid reflux questions and testing. Top notch, highly recommend!
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Excellent listener, kind, compassionate - finally a subspecialist in GI motility who understands my condition and knows the latest treatment options for it!
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