We found 16 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Downey, CA.

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Dr. Neal Michael Shindel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12291 Washington Boulevard; #201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Neal Shindel is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Shindel obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shindel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Dr. Ashwin P Ashok, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ashok is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ashok speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ashok takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Joon Kyung Lah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12291 Washington Boulevard; #201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. John Lah's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lah is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Sushil Kumar Ojha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 308
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Sushil Ojha is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Downey, CA and Lynwood, CA. Dr. Ojha (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. Dr. Ojha obtained his medical school training at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and performed his residency at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Renee Shandil, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12291 Washington Boulevard; #201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Renee Palta's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palta accepts. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Palta speaks Spanish. Dr. Palta is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 304
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mecum specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mecum attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Mecum is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mecum is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Paul G Frenkiel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9040 Telegraph Road; Suite 100
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Paul Frenkiel specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Downey, CA. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at White Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Frenkiel attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 E Beverly Boulevard; Suite 301
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Arash Zarimani is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Zarimani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zarimani graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then Dr. Zarimani performed Dr. Zarimani's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Zarimani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; 200
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Bill Kim specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kim accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 E Beverly Boulevard; Suite 301
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Zelman Weingarten is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Weingarten is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6315 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Ma is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10230 Artesia Boulevard; Suite 104
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Rogelio Rabanera's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Filipino. He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Rabanera is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9353 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gareth Dulai practices adult gastroenterology in Downey, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dulai accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 W Beverly Boulevard; Suite 208
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Lisandro Quinones' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Quinones takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 E Beverly Boulevard; Suite 204
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Alaama is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alaama attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alaama trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Alaama is conversant in Arabic.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; #308
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gaurang Chaurushia works as a gastroenterologist in Downey, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaurushia attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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