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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 practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Fu-Liu has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Huntington Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Fu-Liu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Neal Shindel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shindel speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Temple University Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shindel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Laurance average 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laurance accepts. Dr. Laurance attended Meharry Medical College and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and PIH Health. Dr. Laurance's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Whittier, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Ashok attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ashok is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Rangarao Panguluri's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panguluri takes. In addition to English, Dr. Panguluri (or staff) speaks 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lah accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Robert Andrew Mecum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 304
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mecum is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mecum speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Mecum completed residency programs at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mecum takes.

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

Dr. Richard McGuire works as a gastroenterologist in La Mirada, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. McGuire speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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

Dr. Mumtaz Akram's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Akram has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Khyber Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Renee Palta is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Palta is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Palta speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6315 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma works as a gastroenterologist in Whittier, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ma's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ma is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2440 S Hacienda Boulevard; Suite 105
Hacienda Hts, CA
 

Dr. Mark Li sees patients in Hacienda Heights, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Li attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine.

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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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su takes. 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. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Arora is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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

Dr. Abdul Alaama, who practices in Montebello, CA and Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alaama's residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Osama Sidhom is a West Corina, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sidhom (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Sidhom graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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.