Dr. Douglas Politoske, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(13)
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Dr. Douglas Politoske, MD
Dr. Douglas Politoske, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Politoske is affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

8008 Frost St Ste 200

San Diego, CA 92123

Contact Information

(619) 223-5574

Dr. Douglas Politoske, MD

Dr. Douglas Politoske, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Sharp Health Plan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
70

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Us Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Los Angles Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Los Angles Co Usc Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Politoske has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Politoske's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Politoske to family and friends
4.4
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Politoske's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Politoske is very personable that is equally matched by his intelligence & determination for his patients to get well. A true perfectionist with an outstanding bedside manner, an epic plan of care, & a man of integrity. He truly wants his patients to become well with a desirably achievable quality of life.
in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Politoske is very personable and shares his experience with you on his recommendation's to the treatment and alternative treatments to your health issues. I highly recommend Dr. Politoske for any health issue you may have IRT gastroenterology issues.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Politoske accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • 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
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
    Health Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Politoske has admitting privileges

Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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