Dr. Rabinder Bhogal, MD

Dr. Rabinder Bhogal, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
69 y/o
(21)

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Dr. Rabinder Bhogal, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Kern Gastroenterlgy Medical Grp

5959 Truxtun Ave Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Insurance accepted

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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
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. Bhogal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhogal treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhogal treats Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Bhogal's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • 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
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe the best care can be achieved only when patients understand their conditions properly and are fully satisfied with the care they receive. Through effective education, patients are empowered to partner in their care and achieve their health priorities.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1983
Suny Brooklyn Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Suny Brooklyn Med Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
1974
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Baba Farid University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1983
1981
1979
1974

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Bhogal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bhogal

3.5

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
(12)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
3 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(7)

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Average Reported Wait Time
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Dr. Bhogal's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Excellent. My first visit to his office was a great. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Scheduled my procedure with accuracy and explained all the steps with clarity. The day of the procedure, from the moment I arrived to the Truxton Surgery Center for my procedure and was treated with kindness by a fantastic group of professionals. From the receptionist to the discharge nurses, a great experience. Dr. Bhogal was professional and courteuos, explained everything to me with excellent bed manners.
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I went in for a colonoscopy. I fell asleep in pre-op When my ride came two hours later, the procedure had not begun. At the follow up, there were 33 people in the waiting at 4:30p. I refused to sit down and got in for my appointment on time only by threatening to call the medical board. He wouldn't even look at me. They appealed to the insurance company for charges deemed inappropriate. Now they want .25 per page for the biopsy. No respect for patient. All about $$$.
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Do you value your time? If you do, this Dr is not for you. Wait time has been 45 min -1 hour per visit. Today my appt was scheduled for 8:30, it would had been nice if the Dr was actually at the office when appts were scheduled. Dr Bhogal arrived at his office after 9, by 9:30 I still hadn't seen the Dr, I walked out. Won't be going back.
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Lack of concern and patience in dealing with possibility of alternatives to a quick surgery for a diverticulosis condition. Poor bedside manner. Became angry when questioned regarding diet and possible alternatives. Will not return.
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Been my Dr for 30 yrs. also husbands, very satisfied. Have recommended him to family and friends. I Must listen closely to understand him but he will repeat and slow down if you ask him to. If you don't understand what he is talking about he will go to his charts and show you on the charts.
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Dr Bhogal comes highly recommended by his peers, however; I don't find him very easy to talk to. He is very intense, almost stern even. A little intimidating.
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