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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Before completing her residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Fu-Liu attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Fu-Liu an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Meharry Medical College and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laurance takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Laurance is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and PIH Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Shindel average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shindel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Shindel has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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, who practices in Hacienda Heights, CA and West Covina, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Li's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Li accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Whittier, CA. Dr. Ashok accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lah is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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

Dr. Rangarao Panguluri is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Panguluri is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panguluri honors. Dr. Panguluri graduated from Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. Dr. Panguluri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Spanish.

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

Dr. Sung Yoo's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yoo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Yoo's practice is open to new patients.

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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. His professional affiliations include PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. McGuire is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. In addition to English, Dr. McGuire speaks Spanish.

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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 affiliated with PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. Dr. Wu studied medicine at China Medical University, Taiwan. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin.

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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 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. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Palta is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Robert Mecum is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Whittier, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Mecum is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mecum graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mecum is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Mumtaz Akram is an adult gastroenterology specialist in West Covina, CA. Before completing his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital, Dr. Akram attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Akram 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, Other
1850 S. Azusa; #208
Hacienda Heights, CA
 

Dr. Chia-Chi Lai's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lai takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Taipei Medical University and a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis' residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Lai (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6315 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma works as an adult gastroenterologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ma attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ma is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Kenny Su is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of National Defense Medical Center. He takes 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.