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We found 213 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Culver City, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 1170
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. N. Elson practices adult gastroenterology in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Elson obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of liver disease, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elson honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Elson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Andrew F Ippoliti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 1015e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ippoliti's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Colon Problems, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Hollander, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 345
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Hollander works as an adult gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Hollander has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and malabsorption. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Hollander attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of America's Top Physician.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, malabsorption, colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Malabsorption, Colitis

Dr. Lynn Rochelle Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 16th Street; Suite 3100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Connolly's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Connolly performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include bleeding, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Connolly has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Anorectal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8536 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Raena Olsen is an adult gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy (EGD), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Olsen attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. She speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon problems, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Y Ha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza, Suite 205, Digestive Diseases - Westwood; 100 Mp
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christina Ha is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Ha is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Ha trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Ha is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Venkataraman Raman Muthusamy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 365c
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Venkataraman Muthusamy works as a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: bleeding, ulcers, and interventional endoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Muthusamy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors and Best Doctors. Dr. Muthusamy's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Kishin Chhablani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
514 S Barrington Avenue; #102
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Chhablani's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Chhablani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chhablani has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Jeffrey Lynn Conklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin practices adult gastroenterology in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, esophageal dilation, and anorectal manometry. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Conklin graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Conklin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Anorectal Manometry, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad, who practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. Dr. Wishingrad is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Wishingrad attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wishingrad include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Bulimia, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rome Jutabha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rome Jutabha is an adult gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jutabha include bleeding, ulcers, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jutabha completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, hemorrhoids, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Clinical Trials, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Biliary Disorders, Capsule ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; South Tower, Room 7511
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Laith Jamil's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hurley Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamil include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamil takes. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Jamil is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer, vomiting, colon problems, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pain, Rectal Problems, Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Nausea, Esophagus Problems, Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Weiting Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Ho is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ho average 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ho has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Acid Reflux, Polypectomy, Malabsorption, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bennett E Roth, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bennett Roth is a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, polypectomy (polyp removal), and celiac disease. Dr. Roth is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Roth attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Roth is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic cancer, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Anorectal Manometry, Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Abbas Ghassemi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Ghassemi practices adult gastroenterology in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ghassemi graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghassemi accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Polypectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Joyce Wozniak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
10833 Leconte Avenue; Mdcc 12-383
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Laura Wozniak is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wozniak include hepatobiliary disorders, celiac disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Liver Transplant, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.