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We found 23 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Fu-Liu attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fu-Liu is conversant in 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Laurance performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Laurance is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and PIH Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Neal Shindel is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Shindel an average rating of 4.0 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. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shindel speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Li studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine. He 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 is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ashok is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ashok is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Rangarao Panguluri's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panguluri takes. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Sung J Yoo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18897 Colima Road; Suite A
Rowland Heights, CA
 

Dr. Sung Yoo works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Yoo honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He speaks Korean.

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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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. McGuire honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3141 S Hacienda Boulevard
Hacienda Heights, CA
 

Dr. Shang Wu is an adult gastroenterologist in Hacienda Heights, CA. He is a graduate of China Medical University, Taiwan. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wu is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Renee Palta is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Palta is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palta honors. Her residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Mecum is a gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mecum at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mecum attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mecum 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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Akram graduated from Khyber Medical College and then he performed his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1850 S. Azusa; #208
Hacienda Heights, CA
 

Dr. Chia-Chi Lai works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Lai honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Taipei Medical University and performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Lai (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6315 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ma completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ma honors.

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

Dr. Kenny Su is a Hacienda Heights, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Su is a graduate of National Defense Medical Center.

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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.