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

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

Dr. Mordo Suchov is a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA. Dr. Suchov speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Suchov include acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Suchov is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Suchov is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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, who practices in Tarzana, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Strocker is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Strocker is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Kamran Kamrava is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamrava include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. 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)

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

Dr. Karen Virley's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes management, depression, and asthma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Virley takes. Dr. Virley is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor's residency program. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Darryl Ballin is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and addiction medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ballin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Ballin has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Reder works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Encino, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Reder has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reder accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Migraine

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

Dr. Fuad Rafidi's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Rafidi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rafidi speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Gerald Weingarten works as a general internist. Dr. Weingarten has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, menopause, and migraine. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Weingarten takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Obesity, General Care, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Birns is a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Birns is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Birns (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Russian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Birns is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Michael Bloom's specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Bloom's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bloom's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Minneapolis VA Health Care System's residency program.

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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 is a family practitioner. Dr. Cashdan is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes management, and migraine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cashdan is accepting new patients.

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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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Borovsky trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borovsky include obesity, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Borovsky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Andrew Krasnoff specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Encino, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Krasnoff is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Dr. Krasnoff graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krasnoff trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Krasnoff has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Asthma, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Danny Farahmandian is an adult nephrologist. Dr. Farahmandian studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes management, and migraine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farahmandian honors. Dr. Farahmandian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Farahmandian is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Philip Biderman's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Biderman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Biderman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Daniel Gingold's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gingold include colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and rectal problems. Dr. Gingold is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gingold trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gingold honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon 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.