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Dr. John Hong, MD

Gastroenterologist

Newport Beach, CA

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
I like the iffice staff, the PA assistant and Dr. Hong and the lab person. My pet peeve was that allthe paperwork I filled out online had to be redone in the office because they did not receive it. Plus, the appt time had to be changed because ZocDic did not have Dr. Hong's schedule right.
I like the iffice staff, the PA assistant and Dr. Hong and the lab person. My pet peeve was that all the paperwork I filled out online had to be redonein the office because they did not receive it. Plus, the appt time had to be changed because ZocDic did not have Dr. Hong's schedule right.
Cynthia M. · November 20, 2015
He was very attentive and listened to all my concerns. The only reason I waited 30 min, was because I wasa new patient and needed to fill out some additional paperwork.
He was very attentive and listened to all my concerns. The only reason I waited 30 min, was because I was a new patient and needed to fill out some additionalpaperwork.
Mike N. · September 4, 2015

About Dr. John Hong

John J. Hong, M.D. is the CEO of United Gastroenterologists (unitedgi.com) Earned his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. Following graduation he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He then completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals & Pritzker School of Medicine. He also obtained certification in the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy while earning a M.B.A. at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Dr. Hong is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Hong has served on the Board of Directors at the LA Christian Health Centers (free clinics for the homeless located in the inner-city Skid Row), the Physicians Hospital of Murrieta (a joint venture with Loma Linda University Medical Center), Korean-American Missions Health Council, California Integrated Physicians Practice Association, and Digestive Health Physicians Association. Dr. Hong is the CEO of American Cardiac Education Specialists (ACES), and is an AHA ACLS and BLS instructor. He has served on multiple medical missions to Mongolia, Peru, Belize, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Mexico, Ethiopia, India and Haiti. He has helped to train doctors & set up GI Endoscopy Labs in some of these 3rd world countries. Dr. Hong is the founder of the Healthcare Professionals Ministry (HPM) at the Young Nak Celebration Church in Los Angeles. Dr. Hong has served as a clinical teaching preceptor for medical students from the USC Keck School of Medicine and for nurse practitioner students from the USD Hahn School of Nursing. Dr. Hong is also actively involved with clinical research trials in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Barretts Esophagus and Endoscopy. He has also volunteered his time with the Crohns Colitis Foundation of America and has received the State of California Senate certificate of recognition in honor of outstanding community service. Dr. Hong is also an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Southern California Society of Gastroenterology, and the Christian Medical & Dental Association.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Miami, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California Irvine Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Chicago, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Los Angeles Christian Health Centers

Awards and publications

  • State of California Certificate of Recognition - Outstanding Community Service
  • Rotary Club of Temecula: International Humanitarian Service Award 2011

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1023088630

Dr. John Hong's office locations

UNITED GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

400 Newport Center Drive, Suite 609

Newport Beach, CA 92660

UNITED GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

10861 Cherry Street, Suite 107

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

UNITED GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

19582 Beach Blvd, Suite 218

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

UNITED GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

17822 Beach Blvd, #437

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

UNITED GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

16405 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite #250

Irvine, CA 92618

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He was the best doctor I've ever seen in my life. He listened to me go on and on with my medical history, has an excellent sense of humor, in my opinion, he has vast knowledge of his specialty and peopleperson. I would love to have him as my primary doctor.
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Dr. Hong is one of the nicest, most professional, most thorough Dr's I have ever met. He took his time, did not rush the appt, explained every single possibility in detail, ordered complete tests and was very open minded and positive.I truly wish more Dr's had the same professionalism, and bedside manner as Dr Hong.
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