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We found 20 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near Hacienda Heights, CA.

Dr. Casey Shwu-Meei Fu-Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
16404 Colima Road; 1st Floor
Hacienda Heights, CA
 

Dr. Casey Fu-Liu is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Fu-Liu's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fu-Liu speaks Mandarin.

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Dr. Edward Palmer Laurance, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
1433 W. Merced Avenue; #102
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Edward Laurance practices adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Laurance is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Laurance attended Meharry Medical College and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and PIH Health. Dr. Laurance has an open panel.

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Dr. Neal Michael Shindel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15141 Whittier Boulevard; #260
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Neal Shindel is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Shindel is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shindel attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Mark Wen Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2440 S Hacienda Boulevard; Suite 105
Hacienda Heights, CA
 

Dr. Mark Li is an adult gastroenterologist in Hacienda Heights, CA and West Covina, CA. He is conversant in Mandarin. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Li has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Li is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Ashwin P Reddy Reddy Ashok, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ashok's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Ashok performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Joon Kyung Lah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15141 Whittier Boulevard; Suite #260
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. John Lah's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Lah attended medical school at New York Medical College. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
14350 Whittier Boulevard; Suite 205
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Rangarao Panguluri sees patients in Baldwin Park, CA, Whittier, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Panguluri a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Panguluri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish.

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Dr. Richard F Mc Guire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15627 Imperial Highway
La Mirada, CA
 

Dr. Richard McGuire's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. McGuire is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. McGuire's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGuire honors.

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Dr. Renee Shandil, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15141 Whittier Boulevard; Suite #260
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Renee Palta specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Palta speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. For her residency, Dr. Palta trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 304
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mecum works as an adult gastroenterologist in Whittier, CA. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mecum takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
906 S Sunset Avenue
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Mumtaz Akram's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Khyber Medical College, he performed his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Akram honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6315 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Ma accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3120 S Hacienda Boulevard; Suite 103
Hacienda Heights, CA
 

Dr. Kenny Su is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hacienda Heights, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National Defense Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7957 S. Painter Avenue; Suite 101
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Alaama is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Alaama completed a residency program at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 405
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Sartaj Arora is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in West Covina, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Arora attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 405
West Corina, CA
 

Dr. Osama Sidhom is an adult gastroenterologist in West Corina, CA. Dr. Sidhom (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Sidhom studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.