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Diarrheal diseases are among the most common in the world. They are often underestimated in terms of morbidity rates. Acute diarrhea, which lasts less than two weeks, is responsible for the deaths of more children under the age of four than any other medical condition. If you have been suffering from diarrhea for over two weeks, it is considered persistent or chronic once the fourth week is reached.

Suffering from diarrhea, whether acute or chronic, usually indicates that there are gastroenterology problems at play. However, these problems may also stem from a number of health conditions that are not directly tied to the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Yamini and his team can provide a fully comprehensive examination which will lead to effective diagnosis and treatment.

Defining Diarrhea

For the purposes of diagnosis and treatment, it is crucial to properly define diarrhea. The most important factor in identifying diarrhea is not the frequency of stools but the consistency of the stool itself. Diarrhea involves the passing of stools that are shaped like the container, which means diarrhea must be loose or watery in consistency. A gastroenterologist with the experience and qualifications of Dr. Yamini can assess the consistency of stools and provide the right treatment plan for your needs.

If you are suffering from abnormal bowel movements, including diarrhea, you should seek a consultation with a highly qualified gastroenterologist. With offices in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, Dr. David Yamini is best equipped to serve patients in California who are suffering from acute or chronic diarrheal diseases.

Contact us today, and arrange a consultation with a team of gastroenterology professionals who care. We provide diagnosis and treatment for a range of GI conditions that present with symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and other defecation problems.

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Our Patient Reviews

David P. Yamini, MD

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 58 reviews

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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2001 Santa Monica Blvd #1286
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 285-3005

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8920 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 310
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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