Dr. Jorge L Rakela MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Jorge Rakela is a gastroenterologist in Phoenix, Arizona. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Chile and has been in practice for 41 years. Dr. Rakela accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 70 doctors at Mayo Clinic and one of 27 at Mayo Clinic Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Office Location

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliation

Mayo Clinic Hospital
Ranked #20 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1974 - 1978

University of Chile
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Interventional Cardiology

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

ME State Medical License
Active through 2013

ND State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Portal Vein Thrombosis in Patients with End Stage Liver Disease Awaiting Liver Transplantation: Outcome of Anticoagulation.
Werner, K. T.,Sando, S.,Carey, E. J.,Vargas, H. E.,Byrne, T. J.,Douglas, D. D.,Harrison, M. E.,Rakela, J.,Aqel, B. A.

Successful rituximab therapy in refractory autoimmune hepatitis and Evans syndrome.
Carey, E. J., Somaratne, K., Rakela, J.

Polymerase chain reaction in detecting hepatitis C virus among blood donors.
Mosley, J. W., Nowicki, M. J., Wang, L. F., Laskus, T., Rakela, J. L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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