We found 8 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Zaidel focuses on colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zaidel has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Judy Law-Torok is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Law-Torok's clinical interests include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated. Dr. Law-Torok graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Torrance, CA. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Rheuark completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rheuark is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Asthma

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

Dr. Marina Raikhel is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Raikhel include sleep disorders, obesity, and anti-aging. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Raikhel attended The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Raikhel is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laurence Gorlick specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gorlick's clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Gorlick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Horodner's clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horodner accepts. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Horodner attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Horodner is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in general surgery. She works in Torrance, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Baghai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Baghai is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Baghai attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She speaks 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)

Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
827 Deep Valley Drive; Suite #310
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Katrina Kaemmerer works as a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma, acid reflux (GERD), and allergies. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Kaemmerer attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kaemmerer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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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.

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