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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 an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Pasadena, CA and Hacienda Heights, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fu-Liu attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laurance attended Meharry Medical College and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Laurance is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and PIH Health. He 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Whittier, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Shindel speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Shindel average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hacienda Heights, CA and West Covina, CA. Dr. Li has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Li speaks Mandarin.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Whittier, CA. Dr. Ashok takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Rangarao Panguluri is a gastroenterologist in Baldwin Park, CA, Whittier, CA, and Anaheim, CA. Dr. Panguluri attended medical school at Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Panguluri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Spanish.

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

Dr. John Lah's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lah is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lah is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Richard McGuire is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. McGuire speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Renee Palta is a gastroenterologist in Whittier, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palta trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Robert Mecum's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mecum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mecum 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in West Covina, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Akram attended Khyber Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6315 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Whittier, CA. Dr. Ma is affiliated with PIH Health. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kenny Su practices adult gastroenterology in Hacienda Heights, CA. Dr. Su accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National Defense Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Arora is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Abdul Alaama is an adult gastroenterologist in Montebello, CA and Whittier, CA. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Alaama attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Osama Sidhom, who practices in West Corina, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Sidhom (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sidhom is an in-network provider for 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.