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Foodborne illnesses present with symptoms that are common in several gastroenterological conditions. You may suffer from abdominal pain, cramps and a fever. Feeling ill, throwing up, watery diarrhea or blood stools are also common symptoms.

If you are experiencing several of these symptoms together, there is cause for concern. A foodborne illness can lead to serious complications. You may need hospitalization for diagnosis and treatment of your symptoms. A gastroenterologist such as Dr. Yamini can determine the cause of your illness and provide effective relief.

Foodborne Illness Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis of foodborne illnesses involves several examination methodologies. Dr. Yamini will first determine the length of your illness. He will then make a list of all foods eaten prior to the onset of symptoms. Next, a physical exam will identify any potentially serious issues such as dehydration. Finally, you may need blood tests and other tests to rule out the presence of parasites.

Once a foodborne illness is confirmed, Dr. Yamini will recommend treatment solutions. Many patients get over food poisoning without treatment. However, in severe cases, you will need to manage symptoms or seek medical intervention.

Fluids and electrolytes replace fluids in patients who are suffering from dehydration. If the illness was caused by bacteria, antibiotics are an effective treatment method. However, you may need to spend time in the hospital if complications arise due to dehydration. Dr. Yamini will monitor your condition closely to ensure that treatment methods are appropriate and effective.
If the symptoms of a foodborne illness are disrupting your life, seek treatment from an experienced gastroenterologist. It is important to establish the cause of your symptoms. Some gastroenterological conditions can become life-threatening without treatment.

Food poisoning results from consuming contaminated food or drinks. Cross-contamination can also occur when bacteria are transferred from one food to another. For example, if you put your fingers in your mouth after handling contaminated food, you may contract a foodborne illness.

Sufferers of foodborne illness can contact Dr. Yamini at his Santa Monica offices for advice and treatment. We will provide you will all the tools needed to overcome your symptoms. Call today to book an appointment.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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