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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Holt speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Holt attended Temple University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. James Sattler is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sattler is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sattler's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is accepting 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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fukunaga include hepatobiliary disorders. 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. Fukunaga is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fukunaga trained at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Fukunaga is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azam Riyaz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Riyaz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Osmania Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Riyaz (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. 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 has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis A

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

Dr. Robert Webman is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Webman has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Webman average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Webman trained at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. Dr. Webman speaks Spanish. Dr. Webman is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. David Chung is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung accepts. Dr. Chung is accepting new patients. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Thai Ha is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ha takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Dr. Ha attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. 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. Ha welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Barry Arthur Steinmetz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Barry Steinmetz is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Long Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Steinmetz's areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Steinmetz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Tran works as a gastroenterologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tran attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis A

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Chirag Patel practices adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hepatobiliary disorders. 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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. Viktor Eysselein's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Eysselein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Eysselein's areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic 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. Eysselein graduated from the University of Wurzburg Faculty of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Eysselein's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Mohan Bhasker is a gastroenterologist in Gardena, CA. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bhasker is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing 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 attended medical school at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Bhasker (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
520 E. Carson Plaza Court; Suite 104
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Savage practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Los Angeles, CA and Carson, CA. Dr. Savage is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1141 W Redondo Beach Boulevard; Suite 307
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. William Essilfie's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Essilfie graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Ghana Medical School. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mini Mehra sees patients in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Mehra an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehra honors. Dr. Mehra attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Mehra trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Dr. Sarah J Sela Herman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Sela-Herman is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Long Beach, CA, Orange, CA, and Torrance, CA. Dr. Sela-Herman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Yiddish. Dr. Sela-Herman is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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