Dr. Harpal Bhaika, MD

Dr. Harpal Bhaika, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
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67 y/o
(16)

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Dr. Harpal Bhaika, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Bhaika is affiliated with Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Mercy Hospitals, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Adventist Health Bakersfield and Kern Valley Healthcare District.

Kern Gastroenterlgy Medical Grp

5959 Truxtun Ave Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Bhaika performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bhaika "I seek to provide the most complete care to my patients in a caring and respectful way."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • 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
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

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

  • Government Medical College Patiala, Baba Farid University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Rajendra Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Rajendra Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • St Joseph Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • St Joseph Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bhaika has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Bhaika is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Bhaika's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bhaika to family and friends
3.4
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Bhaika's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Bakersfield, CA |
Very rude doctor and even cruel in his comments to my sister who is terminally ill and does not need insensitive remarks from a doctor she hoped would help her.
in Bakersfield, CA |
Vvv good doctor ... prescribe only if needs Gives tips to keep healthy
in Bakersfield, CA |
I've known Dr. Bhaika for many years as a patient, as well as working with him as a hospital employee. In fact, it was because of his no nonsense approach to his patients I decided to seek out his advice for a few GI issues I had. He did the necessary testing and diagnosing to solve my problem. He is a man of few words and says only what is necessary before he moves on. When I asked questions he could be dismissive, as if my concerns would sort themselves out, which they did.
in Bakersfield, CA |
I feel like I am getting the run around with Dr. Bhaika. I feel like I am being diagnosed, and then rediagnosed over and over again. It is a difficult time getting appointments scheduled with the staff, who seems incompetent at best, dodging questions and not being able to help with simple requests. I am in the process of getting a second opinion for my diagnosis, as I feel that it is not a correct one, and I would recommend anyone seeing Bhaika to do the same.
lake isabella |
This is the worst doctor i have ever dealt with im my life.he is rude,cruel and has no compassin.not to mention he is a lousy doctor.he should not be allowed to practice medcine.
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Dr. Bhaika accepts 7 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
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Bhaika has admitting privileges

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Mercy Hospitals
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Adventist Health Bakersfield
2615 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Bakersfield Heart Hospital
3001 Sillect Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Kern Valley Healthcare District
6412 Laurel Ave
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
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