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Dr. Piyush P Kumar Is this you?

About Dr. Piyush P Kumar

Dr. Piyush P Kumar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Encinitas, CA, with another office in Encinitas, CA. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Piyush P Kumar is Good. Dr. Piyush P Kumar has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Piyush P Kumar is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Coastal Gastroenterology

700 Garden View Ct Ste 102
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Ali R Lashgari

477 N El Camino Real Ste A308
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Specialties

Dr. Piyush P Kumar has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Piyush P Kumar has the following 13 expertise

  • Constipation
  • Anemia
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Celiac Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hepatitis C
  • Colonoscopy
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Fatty Liver

Dr. Piyush P Kumar has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Colonoscopy Patient

Dr. Kumar and his staff helped make this procedure a better experience. Highly recommend gastro health in Encinitas.

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Don't plan to return to this physician

I was referred to Dr. Kumar by my internist when I had unusual symptoms. After several visits (mostly with the nurse practitioners), a routine colonoscopy and numerous tests--which came out negative--I was not offered further help. The symptoms continued and interferred with my life and travel. In desperation, I sought advice from another specialist who prescribed the needed medication that gave me my life back. I would not recommend Dr. Kumar other than for routine colonoscopies. His staff was nice, helpful, and courteous except for one receptionist.

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Do not go to this doctor.

Dr. Kumar runs a colonoscopy factory. That's how he makes his money, and that is all that he cares about. If you need an actual doctor with an actual bedside manner, someone who will communicate with you and listen to you, then I suggest you run - don't walk - to a different office and a different doctor.

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Five Stars

I have been seeing Dr. Kumar for the last 15yrs. He is very thorough and empathic

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A great gastroenterologist.

I receive a colonoscopy from Dr. Kumar every 5 years and have always had a pleasant experience even though, like most people, I dread the procedure because of the crap you have to drink the day before. YUCK!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Kumar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • University Of Zambia
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Piyush P Kumar accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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