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Dr. Jane Ekejiuba M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
21501 Avalon Boulevard; Suite 100
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba practices family medicine in Carson, CA. She attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Clinical interests for Dr. Ekejiuba include menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. Dr. Ekejiuba is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekejiuba speaks Nigerian. Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hubert Vance Sung M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
21311 Madrona Avenue; #100-a
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung is a family practitioner in Redondo Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and San Pedro, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sung include primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. Dr. Sung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Edgardo Alvarez Osea M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.19 stars (13 ratings)
1310 W. Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea practices general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Osea's areas of expertise include the following: primary care, anti-aging, and diabetes management. He 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. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Osea graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Osea trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Meena Oberoi M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 2.31 stars (13 ratings)
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi works as a family practitioner. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: primary care, obesity, and menopause. Dr. Oberoi is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at King George Medical University and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Azhar Muttalib M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 1.5 stars (7 ratings)
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muttalib's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Muttalib's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Muttalib completed a residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Brenda Shen M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
520 N Prospect Avenue; Suite 103
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Brenda Shen's specialty is family medicine. She is conversant in Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shen include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. Dr. Shen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. Before performing her residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dr. Shen attended St. George's University School of Medicine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Shen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Ata Mazaheri MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
20911 Earl Street; Suite 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Mazaheri has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Marina Raikhel MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 2.35 stars (22 ratings)
25043 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Marina Raikhel is a family practice physician in Lomita, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raikhel's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and nutrition issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Raikhel attended medical school at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Raikhel trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raikhel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Homan Siman MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1231 N Avalon Boulevard
Wilmington, CA
 

Dr. Homan Siman's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siman include facial problems, menopause, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Siman attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Siman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Lydia Talaat Elias D.O.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
average rating 4.37 stars (6 ratings)
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 104
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Elias' area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elias include obesity, migraine, and asthma. Dr. Elias has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Elias attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Dr. Elias (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Abraham Golbari M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 1.91 stars (3 ratings)
14030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Abraham Golbari's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Golbari (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Golbari include primary care, diabetes management, and massage. Dr. Golbari is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Golbari's education and training includes medical school at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Son Nguyen is a specialist in general surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Emily B. Curran MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
21311 Madrona Avenue; Suite 100-b
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Emily Curran is a general pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Curran include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Curran completed a residency program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Asthma

Courtney Tamiko Mizuhara-Cheng DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1535 W. Lomita Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Mizuhara-Cheng's areas of specialization are family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine; she sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Harbor City, CA. Her areas of expertise include migraine, varicose veins, and nutrition issues. She is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Mizuhara-Cheng graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Mizuhara-Cheng's training includes a residency program at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Providence. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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David Ngoc Hoang D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine
13672 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
 

Dr. David Hoang is a family practice physician in Hawthorne, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoang include osteopathic manipulation, asthma, and headache. Dr. Hoang's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. He has an open panel. He attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Hoang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Headache, Osteopathic Manipulation, Asthma, Acid Reflux

Dr. Kenneth Shiozaki D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
2382 Crenshaw Boulevard; Suite 5
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Shiozaki works as a family medicine practitioner in Pico Rivera, CA and Torrance, CA. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shiozaki takes. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shiozaki's 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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