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We found 62 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana near Culver City, CA.

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

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ippoliti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ippoliti is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sean Lai is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Lai is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His areas of expertise consist of general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts. Dr. Lai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hepatitis A, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His clinical interests include nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Wishingrad graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wishingrad completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Wishingrad average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Wishingrad has an open panel.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8730 Alden Drive; Suite 2e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Pimentel is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pimentel include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pimentel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Pimentel attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, gastrointestinal motility disorders, colon problems, gastroparesis, rectal problems, rectal prolapse, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Theodore Stein, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein honors. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Stein's residency was performed at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Stein is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10100 Culver Boulevard; Suite A
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gross is an adult gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Gross average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gross accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gross completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Gross speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Bronchitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Nausea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeremy Herman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Herman obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, capsule endoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herman honors. Dr. Herman is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Infectious Disease
8730 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephan Targan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult infectious disease. Dr. Targan's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has a special interest in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and esophagus problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Targan include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Derek Cheng specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, rectal problems, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8730 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dermot McGovern is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in West Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. McGovern average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. McGovern include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. McGovern honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He studied medicine at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Simon Lo, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pancreatitis, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lo accepts. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lo has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Esophagus Problems, Pancreatitis, ERCP

Dr. Shireen Ghorbani, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Room 5512
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Shireen Ghorbani is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. Dr. Ghorbani's clinical interests include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, peptic ulcer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; 408
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Culver City, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and West Hollywood, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aggarwal include menopause, migraine, and depression. Dr. Aggarwal is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Aggarwal attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Aggarwal has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Brian Shew, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
10833 Le Conte Avenue; Chs Building Box 709818
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Shew is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shew include pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shew takes. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shew has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shamim Vahid Shakibai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8733 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 408
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Shamim Shakibai practices general internal medicine in Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA. Dr. Shakibai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Shakibai include menopause, migraine, and depression. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shakibai trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shakibai's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
8635 W Third Street; Suite 240 East
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Harmik Soukiasian is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Soukiasian graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, achalasia, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soukiasian accepts. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Soukiasian (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Persian. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, stomach problems, stomach cancer, vomiting, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, VATS Lobectomy, ... (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.