Dr. Harpal Bhaika, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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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.
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Vvv good doctor ... prescribe only if needs Gives tips to keep healthy
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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.
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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.
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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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(661) 214-3805

Dr. Bhaika accepts the following insurance:

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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. Bhaika's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhaika treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bhaika treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhaika treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bhaika treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhaika treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bhaika treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bhaika's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • 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
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • 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
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • 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

Care Philosophy

I seek to provide the most complete care to my patients in a caring and respectful way.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Mercy Hospitals

Bakersfield, CA

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