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Dr. Marc Makhani, MD

Gastroenterologist

Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Marc D. Makhani is a native of Los Angeles. His passion for medicine began in early adolescence when he volunteered at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Makhani pursued his bachelor's degree at UCLA with a major in psychobiology. He also volunteered at the Santa Monica UCLA Hospital as an undergraduate. He then went on to obtain his medical degree as a doctor of medicine (MD) at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He subsequently obtained a board certification in internal medicine after completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Makhani then continued his medical training by pursuing a specialty in gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital in Pennsylvania before moving back to Los Angeles to begin his practice. Dr. Makhani is the founder of LA Digestive Health and Wellness and centers his principles on a passion for promoting overall health and wellbeing. Digestion of nutrients is essential to proper nutrition and overall wellbeing, which led to his passion for his medical specialties in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pancreaticobiliary conditions. Dr. Makhani’s belief is that one’s health is the result of a combination of an active lifestyle, proper dietary habits and maintenance of digestive health. Dr. Makhani has published research in several leading medical journals. His interests that include acid reflux in respect to a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, colon cancer screening and prevention, as well as motility disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Makhani has expertise and clinical training in a wide range of digestive health conditions as referenced in his website . We look forward to serving any and all of your digestive health needs.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Vermont, Doctor of Medicine
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Residency)
  • Temple University Hospital, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American Medical Association Alliance
  • American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1710156476

Overall rating
4.6
Recent reviews
Dr. Makhani is wonderful! Very easy to talk to. He is thorough without being overly aggressive with treatment. He is verythoughtful and explains everything so you can understand what is going on with your own body.
Dr. Makhani is wonderful! Very easy to talk to. He is thorough without being overly aggressive with treatment. He is very thoughtful and explains everything so you can understand whatis going on with your own body.
Crystal M. · June 27, 2019
My visit with Dr. Makhani was very odd. ZocDoc said he takes my insurance but upon arrival, I was told hedid not. I packed my things to leave and the doctor insisted I see him and we work out payment later. The front desk staffer truly had no idea what she was doing and told me the cost would be $250 if the insurance claim wasn't covered. I now have a $450 bill that I will get to the bottom of. The doctor asked me a few questions, gave me samples of Linzess, and sent me on my way...
My visit with Dr. Makhani was very odd. ZocDoc said he takes my insurance but upon arrival, I was told he did not. I packed my things to leave and thedoctor insisted I see him and we work out payment later. The front desk staffer truly had no idea what she was doing and told me the cost would be $250 if the insurance claim wasn't covered. I now have a $450 bill that I will get to the bottom of. The doctor asked me a few questions, gave me samples of Linzess, and sent me on my way...
Kelly C. · February 3, 2019

Dr. Marc Makhani's office location

LA Digestive Health and Wellness

8631 W. Third St, Suite 445 E

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dr. Makhani is wonderful! Very easy to talk to. He is thorough without being overly aggressive with treatment. He is very thoughtful and explains everything so you can understand what is going on with your own body.

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My visit with Dr. Makhani was very odd. ZocDoc said he takes my insurance but upon arrival, I was told he did not. I packed my things to leave and the doctor insisted I see him and we work out payment later. The front desk staffer truly had no idea what she was doing and told me the cost would be $250 if the insurance claim wasn't covered. I now have a $450 bill that I will get to the bottom of. The doctor asked me a few questions, gave me samples of Linzess, and sent me on my way...

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He is the most thorough and thoughtful doctor I have ever seen. His office is a well oiled machine, no wait time and everyone is charming.

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Does NOT accept insurances they list they do on ZocDoc. CALL YOUR INSURANCE FIRST before seeing Dr. Makhani, because I'm being put on the hook for over five figures due to them not accepting insurances they say they do. The doctor was great, but at this price I can't recommend his services because they were exorbitant.

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A doctor who listens and reassures. Excellent care.

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Great!!!

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It was very unprofessional and the receptionist Kim handled me very poorly stating my insurance was not in network when in fact my insurance states it’s in network. I felt very uncomfortable by Kim condescending behavior towards me in front of the waiting room area discussing confidential matters in front of everyone. Very disappointing and I will never refer anyone to this doctors office!

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Dr. Makhani is amazing! Extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and assuring. He acknowledges your issue and asks for detailed history. Listens very well and wants to make sure that you have answers and make sure you’re being treated correctly. Highly recommend! Thanks.

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An excellent, resourceful doctor who really listens and doesn’t push you into treatmeant. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their GI!

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Excellent bedside manner and rapport with the patients. Very personable and knowledgeable. Walked me through each of my questions step-by-step so that I understood. 10 out of 10, would return in the future.

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He made eye contact and spent a few minutes connecting with me. He was a good listener it seemed. His assistant carefully reviewed everything with me following the appointment We have a day surgery scheduled and I will know more in two weeks.

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Excellent doctor - patient mannerisms, easy to speak with, created instant comfort zone, provided easily understood explanation for procedures. His office staff were very efficient, responsive & exhibited an compassionate demeanor.

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Dr. Makhani is an amazing doctor! He is one of the most thorough and knowledgeable doctors I've ever met. He is transparent and honest with his thoughts on your diagnosis and lays out the next steps for testing and treatment for you so that you're completely informed. Also, he's really friendly and has great bedside manner. Highly recommend him as your specialist!

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Dr. Makhani was very personable. I felt very comfortable with him, and his staff. He was very efficient and precise as to what he wanted to do to make me fell better. I am glad I found him with Zocdoc!

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Dr. Makhani did not accept my insurance when it was stated on his site and information that he did take it. So instead of having a minimal copay, I had to put up a large sum in cash. I told him that I was not responsible for his mistake, but he still did not budge. Moreover, he did not know what medication to prescribe me and had to look through his medical dictionary to find something that might work. I would not recommend him.

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Knowledgeable, thorough and entirely patient oriented.

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Dr Makhani is so eager and motivated. He also is not afraid of my deafness. He approached me so well by writing papers to communicate effectively. I hope we will be a good relationship in future. Cheers,

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Great doctor. Takes time to explain all the options.

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Helpful , gives you all your time to talk about your problems

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Amazing doctor! He made me feel so comfortable! Highly recommend him to anyone

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Lazy staff, wasted a lot of time to deal with insurance, because they couldn't assist me to take care of it.

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Dr. Makhani was very friendly as was his staff as well . He spent a good amount of time with me explaining everything and answering all of my questions .He was very personable and had great bedside manners . I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a great gastroenterologist.

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A great doctor, a great exprience. Proffesional, kind, caring, smart, responsive, human. Helped me a lot. Highly recommended!

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The best.

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Very knowledgable and friendly staff. I felt very comfortable and safe around such competent professionals.

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He was attentive and heard what I had to say and gave me all of my options before making a decision I was comfortable with. I was scared to go get checked out but he was very easy to speak with and get information from.

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He was very professional and knowledgeable.

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Dr. Makhani MD was amazing! I had been to multiple stomach doctors and he was the only one that really listened to me and explained everything. Ended up figuring out what I had and he walked me through everything. So nice and dedicated to help me and stick with me long term. Really could not say more good things!

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My initial visit was informative and it's really premature to comment on Dr. Makhani's abilities except to say he was entirely present and respectful of all my questions. I really liked him a lot and look forward to working further together.

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Excellent doctor, smart, attentive, concerned, thorough. I would highly recommend him.

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Very smart, personable, and direct.

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He is great doctor, he asks a lot of questions, and he takes notes. He spends a lot of time with patient and he explains well what's going on. I highly recommend him, he is great doctor.

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Outstanding.

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The best doctor experience I have ever had.

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