We found 16 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept TRICARE near San Pedro, CA.

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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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
658 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Morris Taub is an adult gastroenterology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taub's clinical interests include obesity, holistic approaches, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Taub studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Peter Bachel Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthore Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes 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 works as a medical oncologist and hematologist. Her areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Peddi completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She is open to 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. Mona Shailesh Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1600 S Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Mona Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's medical residency was performed at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is an internist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Muttalib attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muttalib's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Migraine, Obesity, Anti-Aging, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meena Oberoi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi is accepting new patients. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Blvd. 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Torrance, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rheuark is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Olga Michelle Olevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; 3rd Floor
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Olga Olevsky is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Olevsky include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Olevsky's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olevsky takes. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Olevsky speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Janet Bong Lee, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 116
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Janet Lee's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Xiu Qing Jenny Qing Ru, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. X. Ru works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Ru's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Henan Medical University. Dr. Ru completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ru include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Anemia

Dr. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 West 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung sees patients in Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and San Pedro, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sung attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sung speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. 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

Dr. Emily Beth Curran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1294 W. Sixth Street; Suite 104
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Emily Curran's specialty is general pediatrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Curran is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curran takes. Dr. Curran is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Samuel E Oregel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oregel specializes in family medicine. Dr. Oregel's areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Oregel is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Homan Siman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1231 Avalon Boulevard
Wilmington, CA
 

Dr. Homan Siman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Wilmington, CA. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Siman's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Moshe Faynsod, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
1360 W 6th Street; Suite 315
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Moshe Faynsod's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Faynsod include breast surgery, breast cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Faynsod is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Faynsod is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.