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Dr. Philip Chen, MD, FACG

Gastroenterologist

Huntington Beach, CA

About Dr. Philip Chen

Dr. Philip Chen is a highly trained gastroenterologist who graduated with Distinction (top 15%) from The George Washington School of Medicine. He excelled and completed his internal medicine residency at UC Davis and GI fellowship at UC Irvine. During both training programs, he repeatedly achieved the top in service exam scores among his peers and consistently scored in the top 90th percentile nationwide. Prior to joining United GI, he worked for 7 years in a highly integrated multispecialty group in Riverside providing high quality, cost effective care. While practicing there he served on clinical faculty for the UC Riverside Internal Medicine Residency program and introduced multiple newer advanced endoscopic techniques including endoscopic mucosal resection of large and giant polyps, single operator cholangioscopy with electrohydraulic lithotripsy, and advanced techniques for bile duct access. He also performed one of the first fecal transplants in Riverside County. He was recently elected to become an esteemed Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) after demonstrating significant achievement and superior competence within the field of gastroenterology. He has published in multiple highly regarded peer reviewed journals. Utilizing an innovative water immersion technique for colonoscopy, he has achieved an adenoma detection rate in the top 1% of all gastroenterologists and has expertise in finding and removing flat polyps which typically have higher risks for cancer. He welcomes the challenges of completing difficult and previously incomplete colonoscopy exams. He is one of the few gastroenterologists nationally certified by the ASGE Star program for endoscopic mucosal resection. Dr. Chen’s main passion remains his commitment to providing high quality, uncompromising, compassionate patient care. By focusing and understanding his patient’s needs, he is dedicated to communicating well with his patients and referring physicians. He strives to serve his patients well by being conscientious, hard working and thorough. He continues to enhance his knowledge with the most recent advances in gastroenterology.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - George Washington University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, Irvine, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • University of California, Davis, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Awards and publications

  • Fellow American College of Gastroenterology
  • ASGE Star Certified for Upper and Lower Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1073796728

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5.0
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The office was very clean and they were very helpful with my questions about the appointment. I would highly recommend avisit to this office. Dr. Chen is excellent and his staff is superb!
The office was very clean and they were very helpful with my questions about the appointment. I would highly recommend a visit to this office. Dr. Chen is excellent and hisstaff is superb!
Ryan T. · July 5, 2019
Introduced himself and asked questions...he seemed very concerned about me and my health history.He is very personable.I enjoyed meeting him.
Introduced himself and asked questions...he seemed very concerned about me and my health history.He is very personable. I enjoyed meeting him.
Michael D. · February 9, 2019

Dr. Philip Chen's office locations

UNITED GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

19582 Beach Blvd, Suite 218

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

UNITED GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

520 Superior Ave., Suite 295

Newport Beach, CA 92663

UNITED GASTROENTEROLOGISTS

16405 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite #250

Irvine, CA 92618

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The office was very clean and they were very helpful with my questions about the appointment. I would highly recommend a visit to this office. Dr. Chen is excellent and his staff is superb!

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Introduced himself and asked questions...he seemed very concerned about me and my health history.He is very personable. I enjoyed meeting him.

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Dr. Chen is a very good doctor with great bedside manners. He is very thorough and detailed and explains the condition and the line of treatment very well. He also never seems rushed, which is great too!

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I really liked Dr Chen. He took the time to listen and he explained everything clearly without rushing.

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Loved Dr. Chen, however I set an appointment on ZocDoc and was met with confusion by the doctors office when I arrived. The office was nice enough to fit me in immediately, though. :)

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Dr. Chen was great and his office staff was fantastic!

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Very attentive and friendly. He has a warm and inviting personality and makes the visit a pleasure. He is also very thorough when going over any of your test results and you can tell that he genuinely cares about your health. Also, the staff is awesome!!

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He was very reassuring and helpful in addressing my concerns and developed a treatment plan that was direct to my symptoms

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Very good! Satisfied with my visit and the quality of time and attention, Dr. Chen took enough time to answer all my questions and concerns, very very profesional! Overall the Dr is amazing and the front desk lady is so friendly and the most important a smily face receiving the patients, this says a lot and as a patient makes you feel comfortable!!! Waiting time was a little bit too much and frustrating but it was completely worth it and i could tell its because Dr.Chen really takes time to listen to his patients!!! Totally recommended!!! And the facility is beautiful.

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Only I can say He's wonderful Dr Hope see you soon. Thanks.

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Dr Chen and his staff were very efficient and professional.

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He's patient with questions and knowledgable.

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This was my first time at the office and all went very well. I was made comfortable as I arrived early. Dr. Chen explained things so they were easy to understand.

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He listens to his patient carefully ????.

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Overall an excellent visit. Dr. Chen takes his time and I do not feel rushed. He listened to my questions and addressed all my concerns. Dr. Chen is now my permanent G.I. doctor in OC.

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