We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana near Encino, CA.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Ste Ll-15
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Mordo Suchov's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Suchov average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Suchov accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Suchov attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Suchov speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and AppleCare Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Ali Marni Strocker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
18425 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 412
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Ali Strocker is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her areas of expertise include sleep disorders, acid reflux (GERD), and allergies. Dr. Strocker is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Strocker's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Acid Reflux

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 224
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Darryl Ballin's specialties are general internal medicine and addiction medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ballin at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Ballin is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, vomiting, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran K Kamrava, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6915 Reseda Boulevard; Suite I
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Kamrava specializes in general practice and family medicine and practices in Reseda, CA. Dr. Kamrava's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, general care, and varicose veins. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17777 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 209
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Borovsky's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. Dr. Borovsky accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. She speaks Russian. Dr. Borovsky is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
16500 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 320
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Reder's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, acid reflux (GERD), and allergies. Dr. Reder is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Reder takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jeffrey W Birns, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
18425 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 412
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Birns, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His clinical interests include sleep disorders, acid reflux (GERD), and allergies. Patients gave Dr. Birns an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Birns has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Birns (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Acid Reflux

Dr. Karen I Virley, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 310
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Karen Virley sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Valley Village, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Virley studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She trained at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor for her residency. Her areas of expertise include diabetes management, depression, and asthma. Dr. Virley is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Acid Reflux, General Care, Asthma, Anxiety Disorders

Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
5400 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 326
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Krasnoff is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist in Encino, CA. Dr. Krasnoff's clinical interests encompass asthma, acid reflux (GERD), and nutrition issues. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krasnoff honors. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. Dr. Krasnoff has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Krasnoff has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Asthma, Acid Reflux

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
15243 Van Owen Street; #403
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bloom practices osteopathic manipulative medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. Patient ratings for Dr. Bloom average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Dr. Bloom is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Donna Marie Cashdan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Donna Cashdan's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cashdan include back pain, diabetes management, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cashdan graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Cashdan's training includes a residency program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cashdan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16133 Venutra Boulevard; Suite 360
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Danny Farahmandian's specialty is adult nephrology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farahmandian include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farahmandian honors. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Farahmandian attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Farahmandian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Fuad F Rafidi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
18226 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 102
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Fuad Rafidi is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Rafidi speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Rafidi include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rafidi's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rafidi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Philip Biderman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 110
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Philip Biderman is a Sherman Oaks, CA physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Biderman's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biderman takes. Dr. Biderman graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
16133 Ventura Boulevard; #400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Weingarten is an Encino, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, menopause, and general care. Dr. Weingarten is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Weingarten has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 505
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Gingold, who practices in Encino, CA, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Gingold's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and rectal problems. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Gingold accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Intestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

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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.

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