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We found 215 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Anthem EPO near West Hollywood, CA.

Dr. Andrew F Ippoliti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8631 W 3rd Street; Suite 1015e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ippoliti's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Ippoliti attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Colon Problems, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
99 N La Cienega Boulevard; Suite 307
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Raena Olsen practices adult gastroenterology in Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Olsen include sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy (EGD), and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Olsen is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon problems, rectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Hepatitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Hollander, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Hollander is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and malabsorption. Dr. Hollander is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: America's Top Physician. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, malabsorption, colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Malabsorption, Colitis

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Wishingrad's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wishingrad include nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wishingrad accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Bulimia, Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Venkataraman Raman Muthusamy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 365c
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Venkataraman Muthusamy's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Muthusamy's clinical interests include bleeding, ulcers, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Muthusamy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Voted Best Doctors and Best Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Weiting Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Ho practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ho's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ho takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ho has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Acid Reflux, Polypectomy, Malabsorption, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Lynn Conklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Conklin is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, esophageal dilation, and anorectal manometry. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conklin honors. Dr. Conklin studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Conklin completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Conklin include: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Voted Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Anorectal Manometry, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mordo Suchov, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
201 S. Alvarado Street; Suite #711
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mordo Suchov is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suchov include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Suchov's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Suchov studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Bennett E Roth, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bennett Roth's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, polypectomy (polyp removal), and celiac disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Roth attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roth completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic cancer, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Anorectal Manometry, Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; South Tower, Room 7511
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Laith Jamil specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jamil's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Jamil trained at Hurley Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Jamil is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer, vomiting, colon problems, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pain, Rectal Problems, Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Nausea, Esophagus Problems, Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Y Ha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christina Ha's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Ha is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jaya Bharati Punati, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4650 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jaya Punati specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Punati honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , vomiting, encopresis, chronic constipation, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Encopresis, Chronic Constipation, Gastroparesis, Vomiting, Nausea, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems

Dr. Rome Jutabha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rome Jutabha specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jutabha include bleeding, ulcers, and celiac disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Jutabha attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jutabha completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Jutabha speaks Thai. Dr. Jutabha is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, hemorrhoids, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Clinical Trials, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Biliary Disorders, Capsule ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry A Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
201 S. Buena Vista Street; Suite 410
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Henry Fisher is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, stomach cancer, and nutrition issues. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Fisher attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, stomach cancer

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer

Dr. Tanaz Farzan Danialifar, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Gastroenterology
4650 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Tanaz Danialifar's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Danialifar accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Danialifar speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Anorectal Manometry, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Esophagus Problems

Dr. Kevin Abbas Ghassemi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Ghassemi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His clinical interests include bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. Dr. Ghassemi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ghassemi attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Polypectomy, ... (Read more)

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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.