We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept L.A. Care Health Plan HMO near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is an internist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Muttalib attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. He 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 Dr. Muttalib's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Meena Oberoi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi is accepting new patients. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jane U Ekejiuba, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21501 Avalon Boulevard; Suite 100
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba works as a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among Dr. Ekejiuba's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She is conversant in Nigerian. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ekejiuba is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 W. Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include anti-aging, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Osea's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osea is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and 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. Abraham Golbari, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Abraham Golbari works as an internist in Gardena, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Golbari at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, massage, and migraine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golbari honors. Dr. Golbari graduated from The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Golbari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Golbari is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Ata Mazaheri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
20911 Earl Street; Suite 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Brenda Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
520 N. Prospect Avenue; Suite 103
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Brenda Shen's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include menopause, migraine, and general care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shen completed a residency program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Shen is conversant in Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Shen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Lydia Talaat Karaman, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 104
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Elias is an adolescent medicine specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include obesity, migraine, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Elias studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She trained at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Elias is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Migraine, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Obesity, Asthma, Weight Management, Acid Reflux

Dr. Hubert Vance Sung, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21311 Madrona Avenue; #100-a
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung sees patients in Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and San Pedro, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes management, asthma, and preventive care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sung attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sung speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Emily Beth Curran, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
21311 Madrona Avenue; Suite 100-b
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Emily Curran's specialty is general pediatrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Curran is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curran takes. Dr. Curran is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Homan Siman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1231 N Avalon Boulevard
Wilmington, CA
 

Dr. Homan Siman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Wilmington, CA. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Siman's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Son Nguyen is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Nguyen has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Nguyen is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Courtney T. Mizuhara-Cheng Mizuhara-Cheng, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1535 W. Lomita Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Mizuhara-Cheng is a physician who specializes in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mizuhara-Cheng include migraine, general care, and varicose veins. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Providence, and more. Dr. Mizuhara-Cheng attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for residency. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Kenneth Tetsuya Shiozaki, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2382 Crenshaw Boulevard; Suite 5
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Shiozaki's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Shiozaki graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his professional training, Dr. Shiozaki completed a residency program at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier. Clinical interests for Dr. Shiozaki include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shiozaki is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. David Ngoc Hoang, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13672 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
 

Dr. David Hoang's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: osteopathic manipulation, asthma, and headache. Dr. Hoang's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hoang attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Hoang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Headache, Osteopathic Manipulation, 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.