We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Pasadena, CA.

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Dr. Yeong An A Sheu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1118 S. Garfield Avenue; Suite 203
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Yeong Sheu is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sheu speaks Taiwanese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC). After completing medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Ardath Kai Kei Yamaga, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
630 S Raymond Avenue; Unit #310
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ardath Yamaga specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and liver disease. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Yamaga is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Research Institute Poster Session, 2000; Pasadena Top Doctors, 2011 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems

Dr. Waleed Wasfy Shindy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
630 S. Raymond Avenue; Suite 240
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Waleed Shindy specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Pasadena, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shindy attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shindy is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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

All Interests: Heartburn, Biliary Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer

Dr. Julie Ting-Yu Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 410
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Julie Yang is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Yang attended Rush Medical College for medical school. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid Banding, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Stephen M Sentovich, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Sentovich specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sentovich is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sentovich has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, rectal surgery, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Sentovich is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Sentovich attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sentovich include: Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award. Dr. Sentovich offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anorectal problems, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Anorectal Problems, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalpna Kay Durairaj, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 Fairmount Avenue; Suite 325
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kalpna Durairaj is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Pasadena, CA and Sun Valley, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thyroid problems, and dermabrasion. Dr. Durairaj is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Durairaj takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Durairaj speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Lourie, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 302
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. David Lourie, who practices in Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Huntington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lourie include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lourie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Lourie is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Wai-Kee Chung Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue; Ac 1076
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Chung specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Chung honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Chung's training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer

Dr. Hrair A Koutnouyan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 230
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Glendale, CA and Pasadena, CA. Dr. Koutnouyan (or staff) speaks Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, restylane, and laser surgery. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Koutnouyan attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jae Yul Kim, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Jae Kim is a specialist in thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Helen K Chen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Helen Chen is a radiation oncologist. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Nominated Pasadena Top Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Stanford University; and Cap and Gown Honor Society, Stanford University. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee is a thoracic surgeon in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Erhunmwunsee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erhunmwunsee include: Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ata Mazaheri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1560 E Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 450
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Mazaheri has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Howard S Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
10 Pico Street
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kaufman, who practices in Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Kaufman's areas of clinical interest consist of colon surgery, colon cancer, and pelvic floor dysfunction. He takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kaufman attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colon problems, rectal problems, colorectal cancer

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Dr. Magdi G Alexander, MS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 409
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Magdi Alexander is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Pasadena, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast surgery. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Alexander's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Stomach Problems, Colon Surgery

Dr. Troy M Lamar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
39 Congress Street; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Troy Lamar is a general surgery specialist in Arcadia, CA and Pasadena, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Lamar trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lamar is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Problems

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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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