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We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Affiliated near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Oren Zaidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Oren Zaidel, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Zaidel's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Zaidel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 204
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Judy Law-Torok works as a gastroenterologist. Her clinical interests encompass general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Law-Torok is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Law-Torok honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, General Care, Acid Reflux

Dr. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Torrance, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark 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, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rheuark is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Marina Raikhel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25043 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Marina Raikhel specializes in family medicine and practices in Lomita, CA. Dr. Raikhel has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raikhel include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raikhel studied medicine at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Raikhel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick is an internist and geriatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. Dr. Gorlick's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorlick accepts. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gorlick performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Gorlick's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Andrew Gabriel Horodner, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
514 N. Prospect Avenue; 4th Floor
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Horodner is a Redondo Beach, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Horodner's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Horodner honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Mercedeh Baghai, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 150
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mercedeh Baghai is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Baghai include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Baghai is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baghai honors. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Baghai is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

Dr. Katrina Celeste Kaemmerer, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
827 Deep Valley Drive; Suite #310
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Katrina Kaemmerer sees patients in Rolling Hills Estates, CA and R. H. E, CA. Her medical specialty is adolescent medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Kaemmerer attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Kaemmerer trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Asthma, Acid Reflux

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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.