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 practices adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Suchov's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Suchov attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Suchov average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Suchov honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Suchov welcomes new patients.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strocker is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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 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

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. He practices in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Ballin's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballin include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ballin attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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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 works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Virley include diabetes management, depression, and asthma. Dr. Virley's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Virley graduated from 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. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Virley's 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

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

Dr. Kamran Kamrava is a general practitioner and family medicine practitioner. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kamrava's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kamrava attended medical school at The National University of Iran. Patient ratings for Dr. Kamrava average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice 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 works as an otolaryngologist in Encino, CA. Dr. Reder's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Reder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Reder is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rafidi include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Rafidi is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rafidi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Gerald Weingarten works as an internist. Dr. Weingarten's clinical interests include obesity, menopause, and migraine. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Weingarten's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weingarten honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Victoria Borovsky's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Borovsky include obesity, diabetes management, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Borovsky's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Birns is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Birns include sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Birns is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Birns's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Birns (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Birns is 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: Migraine, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Michael Bloom's area of specialization is osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Bloom's clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Minneapolis VA Health Care System. The average patient rating for Dr. Bloom is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloom welcomes 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 medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Cashdan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, diabetes management, and migraine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dr. Cashdan attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cashdan has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Farahmandian include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farahmandian takes. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Farahmandian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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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 is an adolescent medicine specialist in Encino, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krasnoff include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Krasnoff honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krasnoff attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Asthma, 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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In Dr. Biderman's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biderman takes. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Biderman is open to 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 Colon & Rectal Surgery
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 505
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Gingold is a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Gingold's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and rectal problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Gingold attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Gingold is accepting 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.

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