We found 21 gastroenterologists who accept Blue Shield of California near West Covina, CA.

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Dr. Donald S David, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Donald David is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. David performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of Fellow Research Award, American Gastroenterological Association. In addition to English, Dr. David speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Dr. James L Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 Duarte Road; Division of Gastroenterology, City of Hope
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. James Lin works as a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

Dr. Edward Palmer Laurance, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
1433 W. Merced Avenue; #102
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Edward Laurance is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Laurance graduated from Meharry Medical College and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Laurance's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and PIH Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mark Wen Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1433 W. Merced Avenue; Suite 102
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Mark Li practices adult gastroenterology in Hacienda Heights, CA and West Covina, CA. Dr. Li's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Physician Associates IPA - Queen of Valley. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Li speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Ardath Yamaga is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pancreas problems, and liver disease. Dr. Yamaga is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Children's Hospital Los Angeles Research Institute Poster Session, 2000; Pasadena Top Doctors, 2011 and Southern California Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems

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

Dr. Chuan-Hao Lin's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from China Medical University, Taiwan. Dr. Lin completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Esophagitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Quin Liu's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Liu has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Dheeraj Lal's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lal's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital for residency. Dr. Lal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jaya Punati, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Jaya Punati is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Before performing her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Punati attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school. Dr. Punati honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Encopresis, Chronic Constipation, Gastroparesis, Vomiting, Nausea, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
420 W Rowland Street
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Michael Oliver specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Covina, CA. He attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Oliver has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1850 S. Azusa; #208
Hacienda Heights, CA
 

Dr. Chia-Chi Lai is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Monterey Park, CA and Hacienda Heights, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Lai attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. Dr. Lai (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Lai is affiliated with Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

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

Dr. Sartaj Arora sees patients in West Covina, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4111 Maine Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA
 

Dr. Rangarao Panguluri is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Baldwin Park, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Panguluri is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. He is conversant in Telugu.

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

Dr. Suresht Sharma is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma 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 is a gastroenterologist in Hacienda Heights, CA. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin.

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

Dr. Osama Sidhom sees patients in West Corina, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sidhom (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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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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