Dr. Rabinder Bhogal, MD

Dr. Rabinder Bhogal, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
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67 y/o
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Dr. Rabinder Bhogal, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Bhogal is affiliated with Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Mercy Hospitals, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Bakersfield.

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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Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bhogal "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."

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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
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • 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
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • 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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bhogal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bhogal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bhogal to family and friends
3.5
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Bhogal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
San Ramon, CA |
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 $$$.
Bakersfield, CA |
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.
in Bakersfield, CA |
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.
in Bakersfield, CA |
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.
in Bakersfield, CA |
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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Dr. Bhogal 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. Bhogal has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospitals
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
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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