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We found 14 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Downey, CA.

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

Dr. Neal Shindel is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Shindel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shindel speaks Spanish. He is 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Downey, CA and Lynwood, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Ojha (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ojha attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ojha honors.

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Dr. Ashwin P Reddy Reddy 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ashok is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. John Lah works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Renee Palta is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Palta is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palta honors. Her residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Mecum is a gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mecum at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mecum attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mecum is professionally 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 sees patients in Downey, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Frenkiel studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at White Memorial Medical Center for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Frenkiel speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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

Dr. Bill Kim works as a gastroenterologist in Downey, CA. Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6315 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ma completed his residency training 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. Ma honors.

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

Dr. Lisandro Quinones sees patients in Montebello, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quinones studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9353 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gareth Dulai works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Dulai is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Dulai's medical residency was performed 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 sees patients in Bellflower, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Rabanera is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He speaks Filipino.

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Dr. Gaurang Bhagwatprasad Chaurushia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; #308
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gaurang Chaurushia's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College.

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

Dr. Abdul Alaama is an adult gastroenterologist. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Alaama speaks Arabic.

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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.