We found 42 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna near Redondo Beach, CA.

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Mark H Takemura MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
20911 Earl Street; Suite 280
Torrance, CA

Dr. Mark Takemura is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Takemura include acid reflux (GERD). On average, patients gave Dr. Takemura a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Takemura completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr Oren Zaidel MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
23600 Telo Avenue 260
Torrance, CA

Dr. Oren Zaidel specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Zaidel focuses on colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zaidel studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zaidel completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr Nazir Khaja MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 180
Torrance, CA

Dr. Nazir Khaja works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khaja include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khaja has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1000 West Carson Street; Box 483
Torrance, CA

Dr. Viktor Eysselein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Torrance, CA. Dr. Eysselein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Eysselein's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of the University of Wurzburg Faculty of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eysselein include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 420
Torrance, CA

Dr. Sutha Sachar works as a gastroenterologist. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sachar trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her areas of expertise include obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sachar takes. Dr. Sachar has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Sachar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 204
Torrance, CA

Dr. Judy Law-Torok practices adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Law-Torok a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass primary care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Law-Torok takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Liver Disease, Primary Care, Acid Reflux

Dr Parvin F Peddi MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 300
Torrance, CA

Dr. Parvin Peddi's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She practices in Los Angeles, CA, Torrance, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peddi graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award; Chief Editor of Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 33rd Edition; and Mentors in Medicine Research Award, Washington University School of Medicine. She speaks Persian. Dr. Peddi's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. Dr. Peddi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Biliary D ... (Read more)

Dr Kristin Egan MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.71 stars out of 5 (28 ratings)
2809 Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA

Dr. Kristin Egan is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and skin lightening. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Egan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Egan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Egan speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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

Dr Melanie Hope Friedlander MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA

Dr. Melanie Friedlander's medical specialty is general surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Friedlander attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Friedlander has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Friedlander is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Problems, Rectal Problems, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, Minimal ... (Read more)

Dr Houman Solomon MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.52 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA

Dr. Houman Solomon practices general surgery in Torrance, CA. Dr. Solomon graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Solomon include obesity, cancer, and gastric bypass surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Solomon's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Stomach Problems, Colon Problems, Rectal Problems, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Weigh ... (Read more)

Aileen Miyoko Takahashi MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA

Dr. Aileen Takahashi's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Takahashi's clinical interests include cancer, sleeve gastrectomy, and stomach problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Stomach Problems, Colon Problems, Rectal Problems, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, Weig ... (Read more)

Steven Douglas Fisher MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA

Dr. Steven Fisher is a specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, Sto ... (Read more)

Dr Hubert Vance Sung MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2382 Crenshaw Boulevard; Suite 5
Torrance, CA

Dr. Hubert Sung is a family practitioner. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. Dr. Sung is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sung welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Asthma

Dr Edgardo Alvarez Osea MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.19 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
1310 Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA

Dr. Edgardo Osea practices general internal medicine in Harbor City, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osea include primary care, anti-aging, and diabetes management. Dr. Osea is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osea accepts. Dr. Osea welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. Dr. Osea (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Allergies, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Anti-Aging, Elder ... (Read more)

Daryl Robert Rheuark MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.82 stars out of 5 (23 ratings)
24520 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 240
Torrance, CA

Dr. Daryl Rheuark is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Torrance, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rheuark's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Rheuark attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rheuark's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, Weight Mana ... (Read more)

Dr Meena Oberoi MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.31 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA

Dr. Meena Oberoi's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Oberoi has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Oberoi include primary care, obesity, and menopause. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at King George Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

All Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Migraine, Obesity, Anxiety Disorders, Menopause, Nutrition Issues ... (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.

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