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

Dr. Morris Taub is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taub's clinical interests include obesity, holistic approaches, and liver disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Taub is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He 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 is a family practitioner in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shin studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Shin is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Her areas of expertise include the following: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Peddi is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Peddi 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. In addition to English, she speaks Persian.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's training includes residency programs at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's practice 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 sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib accepts. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib's medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. He 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rheuark's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. He 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, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rheuark obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He speaks 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's specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. Dr. Oberoi's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of King George Medical University. Her 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 Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Olevsky accepts 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. She speaks Russian. Dr. Olevsky's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Olevsky's 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 is a general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Korean.

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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 is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Los Angeles, CA, El Segundo, CA, and Torrance, CA. Dr. Ru's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ru's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Henan Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ru has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Mandarin.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Sung is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Before completing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Dr. Sung attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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. Emily Beth Curran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1294 W. Sixth Street; Suite 104
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Emily Curran practices general pediatrics. Dr. Curran has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curran welcomes 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's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oregel include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. Dr. Oregel is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Oregel's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. 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.

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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 sees patients in Wilmington, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Siman trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Siman is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Substance Abuse, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Massage, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Moshe Faynsod specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Faynsod is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of breast surgery, breast cancer, and liver cancer. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Faynsod is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faynsod honors. His practice is open to 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.