Dr. Edward Piken, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 72

Dr. Piken
Accepting new patients

Center Digestive Hlt/Ntrl

23600 Telo Ave Ste 260 Torrance, CA 90505

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(310) 325-6331

Dr. Edward Piken, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Piken has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York State U, College of Medicine - Downstate medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Piken to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Piken

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Piken treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Piken treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 325-6331.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Piken is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Piken is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hiatal Hernia
Barrett's Esophagus
Dysphagia
Esophagitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Piken is experienced in the area of Anal & Rectal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
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Dr. Piken's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Piken accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
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 (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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 PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-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 Priority Select-CA HMO
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 Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
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 PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage

Dr. Piken's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Piken

4.2

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
73.6842105263158%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
10.526315789473685%
(2)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
10.526315789473685%
(2)
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Out Standing Dr. seen him for 34 years and saved my life .Knew just what was wrong with me after a few tests . Highly recommend to anyone with stomach or other problems he listens with concern and never in a rush
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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Wanda L Triplett – Apr 07, 2021
I am very pleased with the treatment that I have received from Dr. Piken. He quickly identified the proper treatment plan, followed thru to assure it was working, and has even been generous with the medicine required. Also, his nurse has been extremely responsive to any need that I have had.
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
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Richard Cantine in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Feb 06, 2019
Dr Piken is one of The gentlest and kindest physicians I have ever been to see. He listens and shows that he really cares about his patients. Add to the fact that he is a brilliant diagnostician.
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
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Harriett in Rancho Palos Verdes – May 29, 2017
Very kind and he knew exactly what was wrong with me. He explained what was my diagnosis, offered a simple solution and more diagnostics if I did not feel comfortable with his recommendation and had me come back in one week. He also told me to call his office immediately if I had any problems or questions befor my next appointment.
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
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Carole Stevenson in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Jun 10, 2016
I absolutely love Dr. Piken! He is caring and understands my anxiousness about health concerns without irritation or being condescending as some caregivers can be. He listens and has never rushed through my visits. I can usually get an appt with Piken when needed, but he has plenty of associates to cover when he's out of office etc. It's really nice to find a physician that has great bedside manners.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Karen A in Carson, CA – May 12, 2016
Thought the doctor was a little cavalier about my condition
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
6 people found this helpful
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Petty in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Apr 10, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Edward Piken, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Piken has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1978
Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Einstein-Bronx Muni Hosp
Residency Hospital
1974
Einstein-Bronx Muni Hosp
Internship Hospital
1973
New York State U, College of Medicine - Downstate
Medical School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Edward Piken, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Piken frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Piken specializes.

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Dr. Piken's office is located at 23600 Telo Ave Ste 260, Torrance, CA 90505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Center Digestive Hlt/Ntrl

South Bay Gastroenterology Medical Grp.23600 Telo Ave Ste 260 Torrance, CA 90505
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Torrance, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Torrance, CA

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)