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Dr. Denise Kalmaz, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Female

Dr. Kalmaz

Dr. Denise Kalmaz, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in La Jolla, CA. She graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Kalmaz 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
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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. Kalmaz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diverticulosis, Intestinal
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Dr. Kalmaz treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Kalmaz treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Diarrhea
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very high

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Dr. Kalmaz treats Diarrhea more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Kalmaz treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Benign Tumor
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalmaz treats Benign Tumor more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Kalmaz treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Kalmaz's conditions and procedures:

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

About Me

Biography

"Denise Kalmaz, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist with expertise in general gastroenterology, along with a special interest in the evaluation of the small intestine. She directs UC San Diego Health's small bowel endoscopy program, performin...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Medical School

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Dr. Kalmaz's Reviews

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Doctor who orders incorrect tests (even though I specifically asked for a test to rule out a specific medical condition) without checking if the patients insurance can cover it. I am a student trying to make ends meet and for unnecessary tests, I ended up getting a 650$ bill for a single...Read More
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GREAT doctor who was patient, thorough, and explained my problems in an accessible manner. After seeing many doctors, her bedside manners are also a nice novelty. Highly recommend!
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I was looking for a female Gastroenterologist and found Dr Kalmaz. Everyone I encountered was freindly and helpful from the Valet guys to the Lab people on my way out. This was my first visit and I would highly recommend Dr Kalmaz.
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The staff and Dr. Kalmaz addressed my concerns and I felt comfortable enough to request a minimal amount of drugs. I was awake/aware and could watch the colonoscopy procedure on screen and talk to Dr. Kalmaz.
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She is friendly, Informed, prepared and did an excellent job, she made me feel comfortable, thank you!
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