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

Dr. Mordo Suchov, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Ste Ll-15
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Mordo Suchov is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suchov include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Suchov's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Suchov studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Tarzana, CA and Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from 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). Dr. Strocker's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Strocker is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Her practice 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 sees patients in Reseda, CA. His medical specialties are general practice and family medicine. He graduated from The National University of Iran. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He 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 practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Virley include diabetes management, depression, and asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Virley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Virley trained at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. 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

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

Dr. Darryl Ballin is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and addiction medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ballin's areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ballin is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Reder is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Encino, CA. Patients gave Dr. Reder an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Reder attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 practices 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's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rafidi's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rafidi speaks Arabic.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Encino, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weingarten include obesity, menopause, and migraine. Dr. Weingarten is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Weingarten has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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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' medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Birns average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. Dr. Birns is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Bloom completed his residency training at Minneapolis VA Health Care System. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bloom takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include back pain, diabetes management, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cashdan is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her medical residency was performed at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Cashdan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cashdan's 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 is a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borovsky include obesity, diabetes management, and migraine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Borovsky speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Krasnoff accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Krasnoff trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for his residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Farahmandian average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Farahmandian include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and migraine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Farahmandian 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 Spanish and Persian. He is 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. Philip Biderman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 110
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Philip Biderman is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Sherman Oaks, CA. Dr. Biderman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Biderman obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 practices colon & rectal surgery in Encino, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gingold is especially interested in colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and rectal problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gingold is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to 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.