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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His clinical interests encompass hepatobiliary disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Holt completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Holt is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. Oren Zaidel is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Zaidel completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Zaidel has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. James Sattler is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic 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. Sattler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sattler is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Fukunaga average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Fukunaga focuses on hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Fukunaga takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Fukunaga completed his residency training at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Fukunaga's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. Susanna Chan is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chan is especially interested in liver disease. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease

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

Dr. Robert Webman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Webman has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Webman include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Webman is open to new patients. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles for residency. Dr. Webman speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: General Care

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

Dr. Mark Takemura is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Takemura is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Takemura average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Takemura welcomes 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Steinmetz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steinmetz include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Steinmetz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Steinmetz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Steinmetz's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Weinstock has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstock accepts. He graduated from New York Medical College. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Weinstock is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Weinstock's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nazir Khaja is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Torrance, CA. Dr. Khaja is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khaja's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Timothy Simmons practices adult gastroenterology in Los Angeles, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Inglewood, CA. Dr. Simmons attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simmons accepts. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Simmons speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Harry Cynamon's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cynamon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Cynamon trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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

Dr. Parviz Gholami's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gholami honors. Dr. Gholami graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Gholami is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Sanford Health.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3531 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Masaharu Osato's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Osato is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osato takes. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mini Mehra practices pediatric gastroenterology in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Mehra is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Sarah Sela-Herman's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sela-Herman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sela-Herman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Yiddish. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance 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.
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