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We found 24 gastroenterologists who accept Molina Healthcare near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Kenneth Murray Holt, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Holt works as a gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Holt's 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. Holt attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

Dr. Azam Sayeed Riyaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azam Riyaz is a gastroenterologist in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Riyaz's office for an appointment. After attending Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Osmania Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Riyaz (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis A

Dr. James Alan Sattler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Sattler's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sattler at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Sattler speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Sattler's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis A

Dr. Karl Ken Fukunaga, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Karl Fukunaga is an adult gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Fukunaga's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatobiliary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Fukunaga graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Fukunaga average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Fukunaga is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

Dr. Robert Marc Webman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4305 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 406
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Robert Webman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Webman an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Webman include general care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Webman graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Thai Quoc Ha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Thai Ha's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Ha accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. 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. Ha welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Timothy T Tran, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Tran is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Tran attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tran is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis A

Dr. David S Chung, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. David Chung is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Torrance, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Chung performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Chung's 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. He is open to new patients.

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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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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Chirag Pravin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Chirag Patel works as a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Patel has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Patel's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. Viktor Eysselein practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Eysselein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Eysselein's areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Eysselein attended medical school at the University of Wurzburg Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. William Essilfie, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1141 W Redondo Beach Boulevard; Suite 307
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. William Essilfie's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Essilfie attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Ghana Medical School. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mohan William Bhasker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1141 W. Redondo Beach Boulevard; Suite 300
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Mohan Bhasker is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Bhasker (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bhasker is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay. He attended Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Bhasker has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Dr. Arnold Ray Savage, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
520 E. Carson Plaza Court; Suite 104
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Savage is a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA and Carson, CA. Dr. Savage is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Savage accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Stephanie Horwitz Abrams, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Abrams is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Abrams attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her training includes a residency program at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Abrams is in-network for Molina Healthcare insurance.

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Dr. Mini Mehra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Bl; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mini Mehra is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehra obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Mehra has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.