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Robert L. Sanford, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

My goal is to deal with my patients with compassion and understanding, to be as thorough as possible in reaching an accurate diagnosis, and to work with my patients to formulate and carry out a successful treatment plan.

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Accepts 49 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna US Healthcare Managed Choice
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Healthy Options
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative Access PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Labor and Industries Washington
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington (all programs accepted)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicaid (zip code restrictions)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross Microsoft
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence Blue Shield Preferred
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Sound Health and Wellness (Puget Sound Health Partners)
  • Soundpath Health
  • TRICARE
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare PacifiCare
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Healthcare West
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Workers Compensation Federal
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
medical school, 1975
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
fellowship, Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Allergic Gastroenteritis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Spasm
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Anal Ulcer
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Appetite Loss
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colitis
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Constipation
  • Cystic Fibrosis - Gi Complications
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Amylase
  • Endoscopy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Disorder
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroscopy
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hematochezia
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileitis
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Malabsorption
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Obstipation
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreas Disease
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Tenesmus
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple Disease
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Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with family, hiking, playing tennis, and listening to music.
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Professional Associations

American Gastroenterology Association; American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; American College of Physicians; Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology; Washington State Medical Association; King County Medical Society
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Robert L. Sanford practices at one location

Minor & James Surgical Specialists, a division of Proliance Surgeons - First Hill
515 Minor Avenue
Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Ballard
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah