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We found 23 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in hepatobiliary disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Holt's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Holt's 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. His average rating from his patients is 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. Dr. Sattler accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sattler's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Fukunaga has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fukunaga's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Dr. Fukunaga attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. Azam Riyaz's specialty is 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. Dr. Riyaz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Riyaz obtained his medical school training at Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Riyaz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Torrance, CA, Inglewood, CA, and San Pedro, CA. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Webman's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Webman studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He trained at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles for residency. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Webman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Care

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

Dr. Timothy Tran's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tran attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Tran has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis A

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

Dr. David Chung, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung honors. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chung 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. He speaks Vietnamese. 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. 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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Steinmetz's areas of clinical interest 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 accepts 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. Dr. Steinmetz has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Steinmetz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Viktor Ernst Eysselein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21840 Normandie Avenue; Suite 700
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Viktor Eysselein sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Eysselein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). 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. Eysselein studied medicine at the University of Wurzburg Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eysselein's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Chirag Patel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Patel 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis A

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

Dr. Mohan Bhasker specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Gardena, CA. Dr. Bhasker's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His training includes residency programs 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 Spanish and Hindi.

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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. He is in-network for 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She accepts Molina Healthcare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Abrams has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Abrams speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. William Essilfie works as an adult gastroenterologist in Gardena, CA and Long Beach, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Essilfie is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Ghana Medical School. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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

Dr. Mini Mehra is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Mehra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Mehra is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. 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. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehra accepts. Dr. Mehra has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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.