We found 21 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Shield of California near West Covina, CA.

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Dr. Donald S David, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Donald David practices adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. David is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. David has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow Research Award, American Gastroenterological Association.

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Dr. James L Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 Duarte Road; Division of Gastroenterology, City of Hope
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. James Lin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Duarte, CA. Dr. Lin is especially interested in endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

Dr. Edward Palmer Laurance, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
1433 W. Merced Avenue; #102
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Edward Laurance works as an adult gastroenterologist and pediatric gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Laurance average 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and PIH Health. Dr. Laurance is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laurance welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Laurance attended medical school at Meharry Medical College and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Mark Wen Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1433 W. Merced Avenue; Suite 102
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Mark Li practices adult gastroenterology in Hacienda Heights, CA and West Covina, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Li accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Dr. Ardath Kai Kei Yamaga, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Ardath Yamaga works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Yamaga has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and liver disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yamaga include: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Research Institute Poster Session, 2000; Pasadena Top Doctors, 2011 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Dheeraj Lal practices adult gastroenterology in Duarte, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, Dr. Lal performed his residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Lal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Lal is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Chuan-Hao Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Chuan-Hao Lin's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Lin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at China Medical University, Taiwan. Dr. Lin trained at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo for his residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Esophagitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Quin Yen-Kun Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Quin Liu's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Liu completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Dr. Jaya Punati, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Jaya Punati's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Punati is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and then she performed her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Encopresis, Chronic Constipation, Gastroparesis, Vomiting, Nausea, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4111 Maine Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA
 

Dr. Rangarao Panguluri is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Baldwin Park, CA, Whittier, CA, and Anaheim, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Panguluri at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panguluri honors. He graduated from Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. Dr. Panguluri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
906 S Sunset Avenue
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Mumtaz Akram specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in West Covina, CA. He graduated from Khyber Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Akram accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1850 S. Azusa; #208
Hacienda Heights, CA
 

Dr. Chia-Chi Lai's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for his residency. Dr. Lai (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 405
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Sartaj Arora works as a gastroenterologist in West Covina, CA. Dr. Arora is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
420 W Rowland Street
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Michael Oliver is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oliver honors. Dr. Oliver is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 405
West Corina, CA
 

Dr. Osama Sidhom specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in West Corina, CA. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Sidhom (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 405
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Truong's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Truong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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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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