We found 22 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Shield of California near West Covina, CA.

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James L Lin MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA

Dr. James Lin is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lin include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Dr. Lin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

Edward Palmer Laurance MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.95 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
1433 W. Merced Avenue; #102
West Covina, CA

Dr. Edward Laurance is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Sierra Madre, CA, West Covina, CA, and Upland, CA. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Laurance is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Laurance accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and PIH Health. He has an open panel.

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Ardath Kai Yamaga MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA

Dr. Ardath Yamaga is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yamaga include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and liver disease. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. Dr. Yamaga takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Children's Hospital Los Angeles Research Institute Poster Session, 2000; Pasadena Top Doctors, 2011 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems

Dr Mark W Li MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
1433 W. Merced Avenue; Suite 102
West Covina, CA

Dr. Mark Li is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Li has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Physician Associates IPA - Queen of Valley.

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Chuan Hao Lin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA

Dr. Chuan-Hao Lin is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Lin attended medical school at China Medical University, Taiwan. Dr. Lin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Mandarin.

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Dr Quin Liu MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA

Dr. Quin Liu is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Addiction Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA

Dr. Dheeraj Lal works as a gastroenterologist and addiction medicine specialist in Duarte, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lal include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Lal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Lal is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Jaya Punati MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA

Dr. Jaya Punati works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Punati's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and then she performed her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Punati has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 405
West Covina, CA

Dr. Kelvin Yeh specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yeh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Mr Donald David MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA

Dr. Donald David's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. David accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
420 W Rowland Street
Covina, CA

Dr. Michael Oliver specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Covina, CA. He studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Oliver is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1850 S. Azusa; #208
Hacienda Heights, CA

Dr. Chia-Chi Lai is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Monterey Park, CA and Hacienda Heights, CA. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Lai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lai (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Lai is professionally affiliated with Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.53 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 405
West Covina, CA

Dr. Sartaj Arora is an adult gastroenterologist in West Covina, CA. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Arora is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arora takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 405
West Covina, CA

Dr. Suresht Sharma is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sharma has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17170 Colima Road; Suite E
Hacienda Heights, CA

Dr. Christina Chen specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 405
West Corina, CA

Dr. Osama Sidhom is a gastroenterologist in West Corina, CA. Dr. Sidhom (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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