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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; Suite Ll15
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Mordo Suchov is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Suchov's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Suchov trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Suchov speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Suchov is accepting 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 specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her clinical interests include sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Strocker honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Strocker's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 Reseda, CA physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Kamrava accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at The National University of Iran. In addition to English, Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. 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. Karen Irene Virley, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 310
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Karen Virley's specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, Dr. Virley completed her residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Her clinical interests include diabetes management, depression, and asthma. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Virley is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 general internist and addiction medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Ballin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include tonsilitis, depression, and snoring. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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. He is accepting 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Encino, CA. Dr. Reder's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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 sees patients in Tarzana, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rafidi include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rafidi honors. Dr. Rafidi's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine 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

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

Dr. Gerald Weingarten practices general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Weingarten's clinical interests: obesity, menopause, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Weingarten studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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' specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Birns's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Birns include sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Birns is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Birns attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Birns has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Birns (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian.

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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 practices osteopathic manipulative medicine in Van Nuys, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bloom include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Bloom is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Minneapolis VA Health Care System. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bloom is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 physician. Dr. Cashdan obtained her medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed her residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, diabetes management, and migraine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cashdan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph 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 General Internal Medicine
17777 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 209
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Borovsky sees patients in Encino, CA. Her 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. Dr. Borovsky honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Borovsky's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency 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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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
5400 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 326
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Krasnoff's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Krasnoff is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krasnoff honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He 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 works as a nephrologist. Dr. Farahmandian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Farahmandian is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Farahmandian an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Farahmandian honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Sherman Oaks, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Biderman is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Biderman 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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Encino, CA. In his practice, Dr. Gingold focuses on colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and rectal problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Gingold is 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.