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Dr. Stephen K. Lemon. M.D.

Dr. Edward S. Bentley, M.D.

Dr. Bentley was born November 16, 1952 and grew up in Connecticut. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1978 and completed his fellowship training in Gastroenterology at the University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Bentley is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and has been elected to fellowship in the American College of Physicians and Gastroenterology. He has been in Santa Barbara since 1986. Dr. Bentley and his wife Terri have two children, John and Jennifer.

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Dr. Brent J. Kovacs, M.D.

Dr. Kovacs was born November 19, 1965 and grew up in Northridge, California. He graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1991 and completed his fellowship training in Gastroenterology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1997. Dr. Kovacs is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Kovacs is married with two children.

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Dr. Thomas V. Aguirre, M.D.

Dr. Aguirre was born November 1, 1969 and grew up in the Los Angeles area. He graduated from University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1997. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in 2000 and his Gastroenterology fellowship at University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in 2003. Dr. Aguirre is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He and his wife, Bertha, have two children.

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Dr. Elliott Birnstein, M.D.

Dr. Birnstein was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California-Berkeley. He went on to attend medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He then completed internal medicine residency at LAC-USC Medical Center and Keck Medical Center where he was appointed Chief Medical Resident. Following residency, he completed fellowship in Gastroenterology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. During fellowship he received special training in Endoscopic Ultrasound and he will be bringing this procedure to the Santa Barbara area.  In his free time, he enjoys playing sports such as basketball and golf, traveling and cooking.

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Dr. Stephen K. Lemon. M.D.

Rachel Dorsett, PA-C

Rachel Dorsett, PA-C grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She attended St. Mary's College of Maryland where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and neuroscience. After college, she worked in physical therapy and emergency medicine. She then attended Towson University and completed her Master's of Physician Assistant Studies in 2016. After graduation, Rachel relocated to Santa Barbara and joined Santa Barbara Gastroenterology Consultants.  Rachel enjoys all aspects of Gastroenterology and strives to provide the highest quality of patient care & education. Rachel is licensed by the state of California Physician Assistant Board and is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology. In her free time, Rachel enjoys the outdoors and loves to travel, hike, and surf.

 

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