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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 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)

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

Dr. Sean Lai's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lai include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Lai performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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, 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)

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

Dr. Theodore Stein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Stein attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Stein has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group.

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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
8730 Alden Drive; Suite 2e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Pimentel average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pimentel is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Pimentel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Pimentel has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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. Jeremy Herman sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Herman include inflammatory bowel disease, capsule endoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Herman's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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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
10100 Culver Boulevard; Suite A
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gross, who practices in Culver City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gross include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gross honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in 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, Adult Infectious Disease
8730 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephan Targan is an adult gastroenterology and adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Targan's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and esophagus problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Targan has received distinctions including 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cheng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. McGovern include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. McGovern is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lo's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of pancreatitis, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Lo is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 practices gastroenterology (digestive system). She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghorbani include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ghorbani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghorbani is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has an open panel.

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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. 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 surgeon and general surgeon. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. Dr. Shew takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shew completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: National Institutes of Health - Career Development Award and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shew's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. He welcomes 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. Vinay Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; 408
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and depression. Dr. Aggarwal honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Aggarwal trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His 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)

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

Dr. Shamim Shakibai is a general internist in Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA. Dr. Shakibai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakibai include menopause, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Shakibai accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes 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)

Dr. Susannah M Ehret, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
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Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Susannah Ehret's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She practices in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Ehret completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Weight ... (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.