We found 40 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna near Redondo Beach, CA.

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

Dr. Mark Takemura is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Takemura completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Takemura include acid reflux (GERD). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takemura accepts. Dr. Takemura is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Oren Zaidel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zaidel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Zaidel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zaidel has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21840 Normandie Avenue; Suite 700
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Viktor Eysselein specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Eysselein include acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eysselein graduated from the University of Wurzburg Faculty of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eysselein include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Eysselein (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His 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. Eysselein is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Nazir Khaja is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khaja include acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Khaja (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khaja has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 420
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sutha Sachar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sachar include obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sachar graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sachar trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sachar speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Sachar has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 204
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Judy Law-Torok is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Law-Torok is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Law-Torok has indicated that her clinical interests include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Law-Torok's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, General Care, Acid Reflux

Dr. Kristin Karin Egan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2809 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Egan is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave Dr. Egan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Egan is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Egan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Parvin Fatheddin Peddi, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Parvin Peddi practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Peddi's clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award; Chief Editor of Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 33rd Edition; and Mentors in Medicine Research Award, Washington University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Peddi is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Hope Friedlander, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Friedlander is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedlander is accepting new patients. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Houman Esmailzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Solomon attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Solomon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aileen Miyoko Takahashi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aileen Takahashi is a physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Takahashi include obesity, cancer, and gastric bypass surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Takahashi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Rheuark a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rheuark's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Steven Douglas Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Steven Fisher is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Fisher attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 W. Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea practices general internal medicine. Dr. Osea is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include anti-aging, diabetes management, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Osea honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Dr. Osea attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Allergies, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Anti-Aging, General Care, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meena Wadhawan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi specializes in family medicine and practices in Torrance, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University, Dr. Oberoi attended medical school at King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
520 N Prospect Avenue; Suite 102
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung practices family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sung's clinical interests: diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Dr. Sung attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, General Care, Asthma

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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.

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