We found 16 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana near Encino, CA.

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Mordo Suchov MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.94 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite Ll15
Encino, CA

Dr. Mordo Suchov is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Suchov has indicated that his clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Suchov attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Suchov has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suchov is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr Ali Marni Strocker MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
18425 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 412
Tarzana, CA

Dr. Ali Strocker's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Strocker attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, migraine, and sinus problems. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strocker takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Strocker's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Migraine, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Acid Reflux

Dr Victoria Borovsky MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17777 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 209
Encino, CA

Dr. Victoria Borovsky practices general internal medicine. She is conversant in Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borovsky include obesity, primary care, and diabetes management. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borovsky's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, M ... (Read more)

Kamran K Kamrava MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
Average rating 2.28 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
6915 Reseda Boulevard; Suite I
Reseda, CA

Dr. Kamran Kamrava sees patients in Reseda, CA. His medical specialties are general practice and family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. Dr. Kamrava's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - NMG. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.07 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
16500 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 420
Encino, CA

Dr. Michael Reder is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sleep disorders, migraine, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Reder performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. 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. Dr. Reder has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Migraine

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 2.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 360
Encino, CA

Dr. Danny Farahmandian is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Encino, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Farahmandian include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and migraine. Dr. Farahmandian has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Farahmandian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Farahmandian welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Mig ... (Read more)

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
15243 Van Owen Street; #403
Van Nuys, CA

Dr. Michael Bloom is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Van Nuys, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bloom's areas of expertise include primary care, sleep disorders, and obesity. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Bloom completed his residency training at Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

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All Interests: Menopause, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Massage, Weight Managem ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (42 ratings)
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 505
Encino, CA

Dr. Daniel Gingold is a colon and rectal surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and rectal problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gingold at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Gingold attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Gingold welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer, Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids, Rectal Problems, Intestinal Problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Intestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

Dr Jeffrey W Birns MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.41 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
18425 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 412
Tarzana, CA

Dr. Jeffrey Birns' area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, migraine, and sinus problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birns honors. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Birns completed his residency training 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. Birns (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Migraine, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
5400 Balboa Boulevard; #326
Encino, CA

Dr. Andrew Krasnoff is an Encino, CA physician who specializes in adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krasnoff include migraine, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Krasnoff performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Krasnoff's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Krasnoff welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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

Dr Karen I Virley MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.02 stars out of 5 (28 ratings)
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 310
Valley Village, CA

Dr. Karen Virley's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Virley include primary care, diabetes management, and depression. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her residency was performed at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Virley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Virley welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Asthma, Anxiety Disorders

Pejman BahariNejad DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
20829 Ventura Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA

Dr. Pejman Bahari-Nejad's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. The average patient rating for Dr. Bahari-Nejad is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bahari-Nejad honors. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Bahari-Nejad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Bahari-Nejad is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Varicose Ve ... (Read more)

Dr Donna Marie Cashdan DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.39 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA

Dr. Donna Cashdan is a Sherman Oaks, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include back pain, primary care, and diabetes management. Dr. Cashdan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Glendale Adventist Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cashdan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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Fuad F Rafidi MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
Average rating 4.39 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
18226 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 102
Tarzana, CA

Dr. Fuad Rafidi is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Rafidi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rafidi studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rafidi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Philip Biderman MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 110
Sherman Oaks, CA

Dr. Philip Biderman's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Sherman Oaks, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Biderman's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biderman accepts. Dr. Biderman obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
Average rating 3.18 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
16133 Ventura Boulevard; #400
Encino, CA

Dr. Gerald Weingarten is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weingarten include primary care, obesity, and menopause. Dr. Weingarten has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Weingarten is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.

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