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Heather Gunnarson, MD

Dr. Gunnarson is a gynecologist in the San Diego area. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital LA Jolla.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
73 doctors
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73 doctors
Top 5%
36 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more pregnancy patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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432 doctors
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432 doctors
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215 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Gunnarson saw more difficulty breast feeding patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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128 doctors
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128 doctors
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63 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more hormonal imbalance patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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212 doctors
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212 doctors
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105 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more urinary tract infection (UTI) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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103 doctors
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103 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more vaginitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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85 doctors
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86 doctors
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42 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more bacterial vaginosis (BV) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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55 doctors
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56 doctors
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27 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more irregular periods patients than 95% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more yeast infection patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more mastitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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19 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more infertility patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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27 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more gestational diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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78 doctors
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78 doctors
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39 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more menopause patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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46 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw alopecia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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63 doctors
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64 doctors
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31 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw skin tag patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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356 doctors
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356 doctors
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178 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more breast cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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186 doctors
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185 doctors
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92 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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192 doctors
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193 doctors
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96 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more sexually transmitted infection (STI) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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43 doctors
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43 doctors
Top 5%
21 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw gas patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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212 doctors
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212 doctors
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105 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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263 doctors
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264 doctors
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131 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more anemia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more uterine polyp patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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69 doctors
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69 doctors
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34 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.

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128 doctors
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128 doctors
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63 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more high blood pressure (hypertension) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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41 doctors
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42 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more ovarian cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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16 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw stress incontinence patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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207 doctors
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207 doctors
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103 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw major depression patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the San Diego area. Learn more.
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42 doctors
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42 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Gunnarson saw more fibroids patients than 75% of similar doctors in the San Diego area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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C-section rate

Dr. Gunnarson’s C-section rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
44%
C-section rate
Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

To help you understand how Dr. Gunnarson’s C-section rate compares to a typical pregnancy doctor:

  1. We first measure the actual C-section rate for the pregnant patients Dr. Gunnarson treats.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who deliver babies, using a data-driven model to predict the C-section rate for patients like Dr. Gunnarson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Gunnarson’s C-section rate is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Gunnarson sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

IGO Medical Group
9339 Genesee Ave
San Diego, CA 92121
2,240 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2002
  • University of California, San Diego Medical Center, Department of Reproductive Medicine
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Gunnarson is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital LA Jolla
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield