We found 32 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem EPO near Manhattan Beach, CA.

Dr. Kenneth Murray Holt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Manhattan Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Holt works as a gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Holt's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Holt attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

Dr. James Alan Sattler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Manhattan Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Sattler's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sattler at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Sattler speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Sattler's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis A

Dr. Karl Ken Fukunaga, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Manhattan Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Karl Fukunaga is an adult gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Fukunaga's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatobiliary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Fukunaga graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Fukunaga average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Fukunaga is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

Dr. Robert Marc Webman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4305 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 406
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Robert Webman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Webman an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Webman include general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Webman graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Oren Zaidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Oren Zaidel, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zaidel's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Zaidel has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Susanna Mink Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Susanna Chan practices adult gastroenterology in Torrance, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include liver disease. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Chan is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease

Dr. Mark H Takemura, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street 280
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mark Takemura works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Takemura is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Takemura's medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Takemura is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Takemura is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Barry Arthur Steinmetz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Barry Steinmetz's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Steinmetz is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Steinmetz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Steven Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street 280
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Steven Weinstock is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Weinstock's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Weinstock's professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Weinstock is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Timothy Curtis Simmons Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
8110 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Simmons is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Simmons is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Simmons has an open panel.

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Dr. Nazir U Khaja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street 180
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Nazir Khaja, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khaja graduated from Osmania Medical College. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khaja honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Harry A Cynamon, MS, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3440 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Harry Cynamon is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Torrance, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Cynamon average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cynamon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Cynamon attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Dr. Parviz Gholami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23600 Telo Avenue 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Parviz Gholami's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Persian. Dr. Gholami's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Sanford Health. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Gholami attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gholami accepts.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Mini Mehra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mini Mehra is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehra obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Mehra has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Sarah J Sela Herman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Sela-Herman practices pediatric gastroenterology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sela-Herman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Yiddish. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Richard Kaye Mathis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Richard Mathis is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Orange, CA, Torrance, CA, and Long Beach, CA. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Mathis completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial 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.