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 has a special interest 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. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Steinmetz has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Steinmetz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include obesity, holistic approaches, and liver disease. Dr. Taub is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Taub is accepting new patients.

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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 is a family medicine physician. Dr. Shin graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. His practice is open to 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 is a medical oncologist and hematologist in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Peddi's clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Peddi trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. She is conversant in Persian. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Peddi has an open panel.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah completed her residency training at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Muttalib honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. He completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Muttalib is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Rheuark average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Rheuark completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Rheuark is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a family practitioner in Torrance, CA. Dr. Oberoi has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Oberoi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at King George Medical University and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Ru is a graduate of Henan Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ru include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Ru honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Ru is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Olevsky average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Olevsky include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Olevsky is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Olevsky speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She 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

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

Dr. Janet Lee's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment. After attending Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lee is conversant in Korean.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and San Pedro, CA. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sung accepts. Dr. Sung graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Sung speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Homan Siman sees patients in Wilmington, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include facial problems, menopause, and migraine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Siman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Substance Abuse, Diabetes Management, Injectable Fillers, Massage, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Emily Curran's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Curran has a special interest in obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curran honors. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She 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 works as a family practice physician. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Oregel attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Oregel speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. Moshe Faynsod, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
1360 W 6th Street; Suite 315
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Moshe Faynsod practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in San Pedro, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Faynsod's clinical interests: breast surgery, breast cancer, and liver cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Faynsod speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He welcomes new patients.

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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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