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 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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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

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

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

Dr. Morris Taub's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include obesity, holistic approaches, and liver disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Taub a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Taub has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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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, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Her areas of expertise include the following: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peddi takes. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. She has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Peddi speaks Persian. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib works as a general internist in Torrance, CA. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib honors. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. His residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian.

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

Dr. Daryl Rheuark is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Rheuark is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rheuark honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rheuark is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Headache, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Meena Oberoi sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Patient ratings for Dr. Oberoi average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oberoi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi's training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Oberoi is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, 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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Los Angeles, CA, El Segundo, CA, and Torrance, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Ru's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Henan Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ru has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Anemia

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

Dr. Olga Olevsky works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Santa Monica, CA and Torrance, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Olevsky's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Olevsky is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 116
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Janet Lee works as an internist. She attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1499 West 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung works as a family medicine practitioner in Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and San Pedro, CA. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Dr. Sung attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Sung accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sung is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Samuel Oregel specializes in family medicine and practices in Long Beach, CA and Agoura Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oregel include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. Dr. Oregel is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He accepts 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Oregel attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Oregel speaks Spanish.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include facial problems, menopause, and migraine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Siman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Siman's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Emily Curran specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Torrance, CA, Manhattan Beach, CA, and San Pedro, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Curran takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, 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)

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

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

Dr. Moshe Faynsod is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Faynsod average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast surgery, breast cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Faynsod is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faynsod takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Faynsod graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his 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.

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