Dr. Simon M Ritchken M.D.
Gastroenterologist | Gastroenterology4282 Genesee Ave Suite 103 San Diego CA, 92117
Dr. Simon Ritchken is a gastroenterologist practicing in San Diego, CA. Dr. Ritchken specializes in the digestive system and its diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, which include organs from the mouth to the anus as well as liver disorders. Gastroenterology includes conditions such as hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, nutritional problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Ritchken performs colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures and provides accurate and thorough care for patients suffering from digestive issues.
Education and Training
Univ Of Cape Town- Fac Of Med- Cape Town- So Africa 1973
University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences 1973
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
- Acid Reflux
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Colon Polyps
- Scripps Clinic and Research Institute
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