We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept L.A. Care Health Plan HMO near Torrance, CA.

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

Dr. Jane Ekejiuba is a family medicine physician in Carson, CA. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Ekejiuba's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ekejiuba honors. In addition to English, Dr. Ekejiuba speaks Nigerian. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting 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, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21311 Madrona Avenue; #100-a
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hubert Sung specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sung include primary care, diabetes management, and asthma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. His practice is open to 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, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1310 W. Sepulveda Boulevard
Harbor City, CA
 

Dr. Edgardo Osea is an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Osea include primary care, anti-aging, and diabetes management. Dr. Osea is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Osea (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Osea is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Meena Wadhawan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oberoi include primary care, obesity, and menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. Oberoi is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oberoi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from King George Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Oberoi trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Oberoi is professionally 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 her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Brenda Shen is a family practitioner in Redondo Beach, CA. Her clinical interests include menopause, nutrition issues, and primary care. Dr. Shen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shen completed a residency program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. Dr. Shen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Marina Raikhel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25043 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Marina Raikhel is a family practitioner. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Raikhel's clinical interests include menopause, nutrition issues, and sleep disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel attended The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib practices general internal medicine in Torrance, CA. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Muttalib's areas of expertise include menopause, varicose veins, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Abraham Golbari, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Gardena, CA
 

Dr. Abraham Golbari's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Golbari is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Golbari's clinical interests: primary care, diabetes management, and massage. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Golbari graduated from The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Golbari (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional 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 accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Ata Mazaheri's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mazaheri include acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Homan Siman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1231 N Avalon Boulevard
Wilmington, CA
 

Dr. Homan Siman sees patients in Wilmington, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Siman include facial problems, menopause, and dermabrasion. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Siman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Siman is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Emily Curran's area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Curran is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Curran trained at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Lydia Talaat Karaman, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 104
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Elias is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include obesity, asthma, and acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias accepts. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of San Francisco and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Son Nguyen is a general surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and colon problems. Dr. Nguyen has a 5.0 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 is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Courtney Mizuhara-Cheng's medical specialty is family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: primary care, massage, and osteoporosis. Dr. Mizuhara-Cheng is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Providence, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mizuhara-Cheng's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of 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 and a graduate of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. David Ngoc Hoang, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13672 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA
 

Dr. David Hoang specializes in family medicine and practices in Hawthorne, CA. Dr. Hoang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is especially interested in osteopathic manipulation, asthma, and headache. His 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. Dr. Hoang's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoang takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Kenneth Tetsuya Shiozaki, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2382 Crenshaw Boulevard; Suite 5
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Shiozaki's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Shiozaki's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier's residency program. Dr. Shiozaki is conversant in Spanish.

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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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