Welcome to the United Gastroenterologists website.

 

The mission of United Gastroenterologists is to improve the health of our community by setting the standard of excellence in patient care.

Specifically, we aim:

 

  • To provide the highest quality compassionate care and service for all people in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive diseases.
  • To attract a team of physicians and other health care professionals of the highest moral character and greatest skill.
  • To be the premier Gastroenterology practice in our region with a dedication to achieving the highest levels of patient satisfaction while implementing continued process improvement.
  • To provide our patients access to advanced cutting-edge Gastroenterology services by leveraging our group’s resources and close relationships and affiliations with University medical centers in the region.
  • To demonstrate empathy in caring for patients which is more than just physical healing – it’s establishing a connection and trusting relationship with care that encompasses mind, body, and spirit.

Our History

 

Dr. Thomas Eastman began a solo Gastroenterology practice based in Fallbrook, CA over 25 years ago.  In 2002, Dr. John Hong joined Dr. Thomas Eastman.  The decision was made to establish an independent private practice medical corporation, Temecula Valley Digestive Disease Consultants (TVDDC). The practice started out with three employees and one desktop computer serving the communities of Fallbrook and Temecula. From its conception, TVDDC is committed to providing the highest level of quality care by serving our patients with the utmost compassion.

 

Over the years TVDDC has continued to expand as a regional GI referral practice for Southwest Riverside County and North San Diego County. In 2005, the practice opened up the Temecula Valley Endoscopy Center (TVEC), a state licensed, Medicare certified, AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) Ambulatory Surgery Center. Over 30,000 procedures have been successfully performed since.

 

Over the past several years the practice has also added: the GI Imaging Center (CT Enterography, CT Colonography, Ultrasound) accredited by the American College of Radiology, the Center for Medical Weight Loss, and an Anatomic Pathology Lab accredited by The Joint Commission (National Quality Approval Award).

 

In 2013, the practice changed its name to United Gastroenterologists (to include 13 Board-Certified Physicians and Advanced Mid-level Practitioners: Dr. Thomas Eastman, Dr. John Hong, Dr. Eunice Rhee, Dr. Songul Atay, Dr. Sirus Farivar, Bryan Sauter PA, Shamyne Dumouchel NP, Natalia Morris PA and Denise Sherk NP covering 10 practice locations in Orange, San Diego, and Riverside Counties. United Gastroenterologists has over 70 employees who are committed to providing excellent high quality patient care to the residents of Fallbrook, Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, Corona, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, La Palma, Cerritos and surrounding cities.

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