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Gastroenterology Consultation Specialist

Jeffrey H. Sherman, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Jeffrey H. Sherman, MD

Gastroenterologist located in Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Sherman provides in-depth gastroenterology consultations to help patients in the Greater Los Angeles area understand the possible causes of the symptoms they may be experiencing, as well as learn about diagnostic and treatment options that can help them find relief and prevent serious medical issues from developing.

Gastroenterology Consultation Q & A

What does a gastroenterologist do?

A gastroenterologist is a specialist who has special training in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of medical issues that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine and rectum. Gastroenterologists perform diagnostic testing as well as procedures to treat a wide range of disorders and diseases.

What will happen during my consultation?

During your consultation, you'll be asked to provide a complete medical history, including a family history that may reveal risk factors for gastrointestinal disease and disorders. You'll also be asked to describe your symptoms and Dr. Sherman will perform an exam, which may include gently palpating your belly to check for signs of pain or bloating. He may also order diagnostic testing to evaluate your symptoms, and he may also provide you with a treatment plan to help relieve or eliminate symptoms.

How does Dr. Sherman diagnose gastrointestinal diseases and conditions?

Dr. Sherman uses the most advanced methods to evaluate symptoms so the best treatment can be used based on your individual needs. These methods can include:

  • stool sample evaluation

  • blood tests

  • diagnostic imaging like x-ray, MRI, ultrasound or CT scan

  • minimally-invasive diagnostic procedures, including endoscopy, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy to evaluate the upper digestive tract and the large intestine

  • small bowel imaging, which uses special techniques to evaluate issues that may affect your small intestine

What symptoms do gastroenterology issues cause?

Gastroenterology conditions can cause a wide array of symptoms that affect only one part or more than one part of your digestive tract, including:

  • abdominal or belly pain

  • nausea and vomiting

  • fever and chills

  • unintentional weight loss

  • loss of appetite

  • diarrhea

  • bloody bowel movements

  • problems swallowing

  • heartburn

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an evaluation to determine the cause and prevent potentially serious complications.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most major insurance plans, however, at this time, we are not providers for any HMO plans. We will gladly bill your insurance plans for you, however, you will be responsible for any co-pays and/or deductibles.

Please familiarize yourself with your plans policies for GI care. Pre-certification may be required prior to treatment or testing. All billing inquiries should be directed to our office during normal business hours.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina