We found 14 gastroenterologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Downey, CA.

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Dr. Neal Michael Shindel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12291 Washington Boulevard; #201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Neal Shindel is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shindel is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Shindel trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shindel include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shindel is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Sushil Kumar Ojha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 308
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Sushil Ojha, who practices in Downey, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ojha honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Ojha (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health.

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Dr. Joon Kyung Lah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12291 Washington Boulevard; #201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. John Lah sees patients in Whittier, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Lah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lah has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lah takes.

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Dr. Ashwin P Ashok, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ashok is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Ashok accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ashok is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Renee Shandil, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12291 Washington Boulevard; #201
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Renee Palta, who practices in Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Palta is affiliated with PIH Health. Her training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6315 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Ma is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ma is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Paul G Frenkiel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9040 Telegraph Road; Suite 100
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Paul Frenkiel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Frenkiel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at White Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Frenkiel attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 304
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mecum is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mecum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Mecum speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9353 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gareth Dulai is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dulai attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; 200
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Bill Kim's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Kim is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10230 Artesia Boulevard; Suite 104
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Rogelio Rabanera is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Rabanera speaks Filipino. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; #308
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Gaurang Chaurushia specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Chaurushia takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 W Beverly Boulevard; Suite 208
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Lisandro Quinones is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Quinones accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 E Beverly Boulevard; Suite 204
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Alaama's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alaama studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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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