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Gastroenterologist (digestive)
34 years of experience
Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (2)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul Pockros is Excellent. Dr. Pockros has been reviewed by 15 patients who have provided 2 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Paul Pockros, MD is board certified in Gastroenterology.

  • He has special expertise in 10 areas:
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Ascites
  • Chronic Hepatitis C
  • Constipation
  • Fatty Liver
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education & Awards

Dr. Pockros graduated from University of Southern California , Los Angeles. He has 13 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Chronic Hepatitis C
Liver Cirrhosis
Who’s Who in the West 1998-1999
Founding Member Award, San Diego Chapter of the American Liver Foundation, 1991
Guide to America’s Top Physicians, published by Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2003
Guide to Top Doctors, Center for the Study of Services, 2002
Skaggs Clinical Scholar, The Scripps Research Institute, 1999-2005
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare (Marquis Who’s Who) 1997-1998
Outstanding Teaching Award, Internal Medicine House Staff, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, 1989
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of California, San Diego, 1974
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2012, 2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014 - 2015)


Dr. Pockros has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego 
  • Scripps Green Hospital 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Paul J Pockros MD is a male Internist, has 34 years of experience and practices in Gastroenterology.
Where does Dr. Paul J. Pockros practice?
Dr. Paul Pockros has 1 office location.
Dr. Paul Pockros practices Gastroenterology near La Jolla, CA.
See La Jolla Gastroenterologists.