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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite Ll15
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Mordo Suchov, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Suchov is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Suchov's education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Ali Marni Strocker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
18425 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 412
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Ali Strocker sees patients in Tarzana, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Strocker's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, sinus problems, and acid reflux (GERD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel. 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. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Kamran K Kamrava, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
6915 Reseda Boulevard; Suite I
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Kamrava is a general practitioner and family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamrava include menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Kamrava is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. Dr. Kamrava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kamrava's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - NMG. Dr. Kamrava is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
16500 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 320
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Reder is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Encino, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Reder average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, acid reflux (GERD), and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reder honors. Dr. Reder has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Reder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17777 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 209
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Borovsky works as an internist. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. These areas are among Dr. Borovsky's clinical interests: obesity, primary care, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Borovsky trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borovsky's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
15243 Van Owen Street; #403
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bloom sees patients in Van Nuys, CA. His medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: primary care, sleep disorders, and obesity. Patient ratings for Dr. Bloom average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Minneapolis VA Health Care System. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bloom's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16133 Venutra Boulevard; Suite 360
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Danny Farahmandian is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Encino, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Farahmandian average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Farahmandian's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Farahmandian attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Farahmandian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Farahmandian is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jeffrey W Birns, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
18425 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 412
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Birns specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, sinus problems, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Birns is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Birns attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Birns include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Birns (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Karen I Virley, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12660 Riverside Drive; Suite 310
Valley Village, CA
 

Dr. Karen Virley is an internist in North Hollywood, CA and Valley Village, CA. Dr. Virley attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Her areas of expertise include primary care, diabetes management, and depression. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Virley is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 505
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Gingold specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has a special interest in colon cancer, hemorrhoids, and rectal problems. Dr. Gingold's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gingold honors. 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 (bowel) problems

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

Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
5400 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 326
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Krasnoff's areas of specialization are adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Krasnoff is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krasnoff include asthma, acid reflux (GERD), and nutrition issues. Dr. Krasnoff is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Krasnoff completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Krasnoff's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Donna Marie Cashdan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Donna Cashdan practices family medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include back pain, primary care, and diabetes management. Dr. Cashdan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete her residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cashdan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Fuad F Rafidi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
18226 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 102
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Fuad Rafidi, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rafidi include acid reflux (GERD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Rafidi's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Philip Biderman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 110
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Philip Biderman, who practices in Sherman Oaks, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Biderman is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Biderman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Biderman has an open panel.

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

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
16133 Ventura Boulevard; #400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Weingarten practices general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: primary care, obesity, and menopause. Dr. Weingarten is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weingarten is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Pejman Bahari Nejad, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
20829 Ventura Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Pejman Bahari-Nejad's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Bahari-Nejad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bahari-Nejad include menopause, varicose veins, and nutrition issues. Dr. Bahari-Nejad is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - San Fernando Valley and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Bahari-Nejad is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bahari-Nejad honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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