We found 19 gastroenterologists who accept Molina Healthcare near Torrance, CA.

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

Dr. Azam Riyaz, who practices in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Riyaz is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Riyaz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. 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 accepting new patients.

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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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Sattler an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sattler has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sattler include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fukunaga include hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Fukunaga's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fukunaga 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. Kenneth Holt's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Holt attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Holt completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Spanish. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Holt's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Webman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Webman's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Webman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

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

Dr. Thai Ha's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ha takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System for residency. He speaks Vietnamese. 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 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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Tran's 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Patel 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. David Chung sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chung honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. 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 welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Viktor Eysselein specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Torrance, CA. In his practice, Dr. Eysselein focuses on acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Wurzburg Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Eysselein (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Eysselein 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. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Bhasker takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and performed 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA and Carson, CA. His professional affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, and AppleCare Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Savage graduated from 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Gardena, CA and Long Beach, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Essilfie speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners, LLC, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and AppleCare Medical Group.

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Dr. Mini Mehra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mini Mehra's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her education and training includes 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 and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehra honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Mehra's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Anjuli Rani Kumar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Anjuli Kumar's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kumar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. She trained at Children's Hospital of Orange County for her residency. Dr. Kumar has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Shahina Hakim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23451 Madison St. 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shahina Hakim's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hakim is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. She is professionally affiliated with 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.
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