Dr. Philip Chen earned his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine where he graduated with Distinction (top 15%). He completed his internal medicine training at UC Davis where he achieved the top national in service exam score in his class during the consecutive years he took the exam. He is currently board certified in internal medicine and was actively involved in teaching and training residents and students as clinical faculty for the UC Riverside Internal Medicine Residency Program since its beginning in 2013. He completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at UC Irvine where he also performed well, achieving the top scores among his peers for his entire fellowship on both the internal in service exam and on the American Gastroenterology Association national in service exam.
In addition to being board certified in Gastroenterology, he is an active member of American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Southern California Society of Gastroenterology. He is currently being considered for Fellowship to the American College of Gastroenterology, an honor bestowed to select active members demonstrating significant professional achievement and superior competence within the field of Gastroenterology. He has published in multiple peer reviewed journals as well as the local Inland Empire Magazine promoting colon cancer screening and evolving techniques in colonoscopy.
Prior to joining United Gastroenterologists, he practiced at the Riverside Medical Clinic for the past 7 years. There, he helped enhance the quality of care of Gastroenterology in Riverside area by introducing numerous advanced higher risk endoscopic procedures and performing one of the first fecal transplants for c. difficile infection at Riverside Community Hospital. Some of the advanced procedures he performs include endoscopic mucosal resection of large polyps, single operator cholangioscopy with electrohydraulic lithotripsy, advanced techniques for bile duct access for ERCP, and luminal stenting. He is certified by American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy STAR program to perform large colon polyp removal and focuses on successful removal, surveillance and minimizing complications.
Utilizing an innovative water immersion technique for colonoscopy, he has achieved an adenoma detection rate in the top 1%. He has a strong interest in performing quality colonoscopy and undertaking the challenges of completing difficult and previously incomplete colonoscopy exams.
Dr. Chen’s main passion remains his commitment to providing high quality, uncompromising, compassionate patient care. By focusing and understanding his patient’s needs, he is dedicated to communicating well with his patients and referring physicians. He strives to serve his patients well by being conscientious, hard working and thorough. He continues to enhance his knowledge with the most recent advances in Gastroenterology.
Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta Office: 28078 Baxter Rd., Suite 530, Murrieta, CA 92563 Tel: (951) 566-5229 Fax: (951) 698-0272
Murrieta Pointe Office: 40663 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Suite C1, Murrieta, CA 92562 Tel: (951) 200-6791 Fax: (951) 698-0272
Temecula Office: 31469 Rancho Pueblo Rd., Suite 101, Temecula CA, 92592 Tel: (951) 303-3718 Fax: (951) 303-0451
United Surgery Center - Murrieta: 25150 Hancock Ave., Suite 208, Murrieta, CA 92562 Tel: (951) 698-8805 Fax: (951) 698-8898
United Surgery Center - Temecula: 31469 Rancho Pueblo Rd., Suite100, Temecula CA, 92592 Tel: (951) 303-6890 Fax: (951) 303-6979
Center for Medical Weight Loss: 40663 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Suite C1, Murrieta, CA 92562 Tel: (951) 200-6796 Fax: (951) 200-6797
Menifee Office: 29826 Haun Rd., Suite 308, Menifee, CA 92586 Tel: (951) 672-4149 Fax: (951) 672-4520
Corona Office: 2083 Compton Ave., Suite 104, Corona, CA 92881 Tel: (951) 837-3151 Fax: (951) 672-4520
Lake Elsinore Office: 31571 Canyon Estates Dr., Suite 131, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532 Tel: (951) 245-2250 Fax: (951) 698-0272
La Quinta office: 79180 Corporate Centre Dr. Suite 103, La Quinta, CA, 92253 Tel: 760-619-2008, Fax: 760-619-2618
Irvine Office: 16405 Sand Canyon Ave., Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92618 Tel: (949) 502-5572 Fax: (949) 502-5598
Irvine Office: 15775 Laguna Canyon Rd., Suite 240, Irvine, CA 92618 Tel: (949) 753-8844 Fax: (949) 753-0181
Los Alamitos Office: 10861 Cherry St., Suite 107, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Tel: (562) 430-4449 Fax: (855) 833-8378
Huntington Beach Office: 17822 Beach Blvd., Suite 437, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Tel: (714) 841-7878 Fax: (714) 841-8387
Hoag Health Center – Huntington Beach Office: 19582 Beach Blvd., Suite 280, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Tel: (714) 963-1600 Fax: (714) 963-1660
Newport Beach Office: 400 Newport Center Dr., Suite 609, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Tel: (949) 760-0398 Fax: (949) 760-9689
Hoag Health Center - Newport Beach Office: 520 Superior Ave., Suite 295, Newport Beach, CA 92663 Tel: (949) 645-1967 Fax: (949) 645-1346
Orange Coast Memorial – Fountain Valley Office: 18111 Brookhurst Ave., Suite 5200, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Tel: (714) 962-7705 Fax: (714) 861-4552
Newport Beach Office: 901 Dover Dr., Suite 122, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Tel: (949) 650-8700 Fax: (949) 650-0877
Fallbrook Office: 521 E. Elder St., Suite 104, Fallbrook, CA 92028 Tel: (760) 728-9560 Fax: (760) 728-9020
Encinitas Office: 477 North El Camino Real, Suite A308 Encinitas, CA 92024 Tel: (760) 436-8881 Fax: (760) 436-1022