Dr. Barry Steinmetz, MD

Pediatric GastroenterologyMaleAge 52

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Barry Steinmetz, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Baylor College Of Medicine in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Barry Steinmetz, MD

MemorialCare Medical Group

3640 Lomita Blvd Ste 102 Torrance, CA 90505
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Care Philosophy

"Dr. Steinmetz currently serves as the Medical Director for Outpatient Services and is the Associate Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition at Miller Children?s Hospital. Dr. Steinmetz holds an academic ap..."

- Dr. Barry Steinmetz, MD

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Steinmetz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Wireless pH Testing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Steinmetz performs Wireless pH Testing more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Steinmetz performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Impedance Testing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Steinmetz performs Impedance Testing more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Steinmetz performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

VAP Lipid Testing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Steinmetz performs VAP Lipid Testing more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Steinmetz performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Steinmetz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(562) 933-6730

Dr. Steinmetz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Commercial HMO
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
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Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Commercial EPO
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Large Group PPO
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Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Commercial HMO
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
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Dr. Steinmetz's Reviews

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5.0

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The best pediatric GI in Orange County! He successfully diagnosed my son with Eosinophilic Esophagitis and guided us on getting it into remission very quickly. He is a 5-Star diagnostician. VERY SMART! and he explains every geeky detail about what goes on in the GI tract in a way where you can understand. Even though he is so busy, he always remembers what is going on with his patients (takes awesome notes), so you don't feel like you have to repeat yourself at every visit. This Dr is also super friendly with a fun sense of humor. The nurses at the hospital all rave about him as well.....He is definitely a favorite over there. Also, his office staff are VERY helpful. They understand that we parents are concerned and they do all they can to help us get appointments and the answers we need.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gail Crozier – Jan 17, 2020
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A real Doctor. Knowledgeable, ask questions and Listens to the patient ( in this case a child ), might ask questions to the parent :) , makes a complete assessment of the patient and thinks off all the possible scenarios. Explains all that to the patient as well. Very happy with this finding
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tania D in Laguna Niguel,CA – Apr 05, 2018
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We were referred to Dr. Steinmetz by our pediatrician for my 11 year old son. Dr. Steinmetz was very friendly and thorough, not to mention great with my son! He will take his time to answer your questions. He is a fast talker but I wouldn't be afraid to ask him to repeat what he said or for clarification.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
2 people found this helpful
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Mission Viejo, CA – Jul 25, 2017
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Dr. Steinmetz has an excellent bedside manner, is kind and courteous with parents, and absolutely wonderful with children. He is incredibly knowledgeable in his specialty, and works hard to find ways to approach treatment that will fit into the real world. I recommend him to everyone. He is by far the only GI specialist I will ever trust with my children. Everyone I've met who has ever worked with him has had nothing but wonderful things to say about him, and I agree. He is the BEST.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jan 27, 2017
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Dr. Steinmetz is the best GI doctor in Orange County. The practice is forward thinking, research based with a plan and goals that are expected to be reached within a specific timeline. If a goal is not reached he looks at other options that might work better or current research. After procedures, when we receive results, Dr. Steinmetz is very thorough, detail oriented and takes his time. We never feel rushed. There is no other doctor we trust.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
7 people found this helpful
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Long Beach, CA – Jan 06, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Steinmetz currently serves as the Medical Director for Outpatient Services and is the Associate Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition at...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Education

2002
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Baylor University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Baylor College Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
Baylor University
Medical School
1992
University California Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Barry Steinmetz, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Barry Steinmetz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Steinmetz frequently treats Wireless pH Testing, Impedance Testing, and VAP Lipid Testing. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Steinmetz treats.

Where is Dr. Barry Steinmetz, MD's office located?

Dr. Steinmetz's office is located at 3640 Lomita Blvd Ste 102, Torrance, CA 90505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

MemorialCare Medical Group

Torrance Office3640 Lomita Blvd Ste 102 Torrance, CA 90505
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Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates of1760 Termino Ave Ste 300 Long Beach, CA 90804
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Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates of Southern California

Adult and Child Neurology Medical Associates1901 Newport Blvd Ste 235 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Steinmetz is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

52% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Torrance, CA

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)