Finding Providers
loading

We found 81 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Marina Del Rey, CA.

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 1170
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. N. Elson practices adult gastroenterology in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Elson obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of liver disease, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elson honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Elson is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Lynn Rochelle Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 16th Street; Suite 3100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Connolly's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Connolly performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include bleeding, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Connolly has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Anorectal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 1286w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Sean Lai's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lai include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Lai performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hepatitis A, General Care

Dr. Rahul Kishin Chhablani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
514 S Barrington Avenue; #102
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Chhablani's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Chhablani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chhablani has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 360w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad, who practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. Dr. Wishingrad is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Wishingrad attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wishingrad include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Bulimia, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Esmail David Hessami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Esmail Hessami is an adult gastroenterologist in Burbank, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Hessami's clinical interests include liver disease, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hessami (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Shahrad Radi Shamsi, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 325e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Shamsi's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Shamsi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shamsi include women's health issues, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shamsi accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Rabindra Richard Watson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rabindra Watson works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Watson's clinical interests: bleeding, ulcers, and interventional endoscopy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watson takes. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Watson is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Bleeding, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alireza Sedarat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 16th Street; Suite 3100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Alireza Sedarat is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sedarat include bleeding, ulcers, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Sedarat attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sedarat completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alexander Ziring, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Ziring is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Ziring's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Ziring attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ziring is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 360w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Charles Frankel is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frankel include gastrointestinal bleeding, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Frankel is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for Cigna and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Frankel attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticular disease, heartburn, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Randolph Hecht, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 600, Cancer Care - Santa Monica, Suite 600
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Joel Hecht's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology, adult hematology, and adult oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Hecht's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and genetic issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Hecht's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon problems, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer Prevention, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10100 Culver Boulevard; Suite A
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gross, who practices in Culver City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gross include gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gross honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Bronchitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Nausea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kirsten Tillisch practices adult gastroenterology in Los Angeles, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include celiac disease and colorectal cancer screening. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tillisch is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Tillisch's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 360w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Yamini practices adult gastroenterology in Loma Linda, CA and Santa Monica, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Yamini (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Persian. His areas of expertise include hemorrhoid banding, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Yamini is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Yamini's training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Yamini average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, stomach problems, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Pain, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Rectal Bleeding, Biliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Farid, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 16th Street; Suite 3100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Mary Farid's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Farid include bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farid is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Farid trained at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, VA Wadsworth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She is conversant in Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Polypectomy, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.