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Biography

Biography

A Southern California native, Dr. Takemura completed his education and medical training in Los Angeles at some of the top institutions in the nation. He has more than 20 years of experience caring for patients in the Southern California region, specifically focusing on the Los Angeles and South Bay areas.

Dr. Takemura is board certified in gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colon cancer screening for prevention and detection, and gastroesophogeal reflux disease. Dr. Takemura says working in the field of medicine gives him the opportunity to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and to assist them with one of the most important aspects of their lives – their health.

Dr. Takemura is married and has two children. When not at work, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

Medical School
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Internship
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Residency
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Languages
  • English

Locations

PMI Torrance Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street
Suite 280
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 214-7236
(310) 542-0334

Specialties

Specialties
  • Gastroenterology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Tricare PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (105 Ratings, 32 Comments)

100

07/31/2017
I was called to fill a cancelled appt. for the next day (after I made an appointment) and took the appointment.
90

07/11/2017
Very efficient (no waste of valuable time).
100

07/10/2017
This doctor and his staff are about the best.
100

06/28/2017
Every aspect of this visit to address my current medical issue was handled in an extremely professional, but friendly manner. I never felt rushed through, and they seemed to clearly understand the concept of "treatment of a patient" as a person, and not a number on the chart. Excellent communication and caring attitudes.
90

06/26/2017
Dr. is very attentive and personable. Smiled and explained very clearly.
100

06/22/2017
Dr Takamura was very attentive and knowledgeable and I feel confident in his care
100

06/08/2017
I am very Greatful for All of my Dr.'s in this Medical Group.
100

06/05/2017
they were efficient, courteous, competent.
100

05/26/2017
I got an appointment right away and scheduled a colonoscopy right away.
100

05/24/2017
Difficulty in getting earlier appt. Staff tried to accommodate w/cancellation to squeeze in. Took over 1 mo. to see dr.
100

05/10/2017
Dr. Takemura was able to expedite my appointment and procedure which was truly appreciated. He was very detailed in our office appointment and has returned all my calls regarding my concerns.
100

04/06/2017
During the last visit, the computer system was down, so they were unable to pull up my records.
100

04/01/2017
Easy to speak with. Good bedside care.
100

03/29/2017
Dr. Takemura is wonderful. Very nice person and great physician
100

03/23/2017
Dr. Takemura is thorough and attentive and also, flexible.
100

03/22/2017
Dr. Takemura was excellent, explained procedures fully and eased my mind. I have already recommended him to two friends.His staff was also very professional and understanding. Thank you.
100

02/26/2017
great staff at the provider office and out patient care
100

02/21/2017
Takemura is great.
100

02/21/2017
Excellent care in every way.
100

02/20/2017
Dr. Takemura is a wonderful MD!
100

01/19/2017
Dr. Takemura and his whole staff are excellent, efficient, professional, respectful, and friendly.
80

01/05/2017
Doctor was friendly and listend to my problems. He explained some possible causes and help put me somewhat at ease.
100

10/12/2016
Pleasant experience. Very knowledgeable doctor. Logical thinker.
70

10/10/2016
My doctor spent an appropriate amount of time with me.
70

10/07/2016
I realize that he ordered a colonoscopy to get more information, but I thought he could have told me what some of the possible or potential conditions were that I could be experiencing based on what I told him.
100

09/14/2016
Excellent experience.
100

09/12/2016
would recommend this provider.
100

08/25/2016
From the staff to the provider, my experience was very pleasant. They were all extremely friendly, sincere, and very professional.
100

08/18/2016
Dr. Takemura is very thorough and personable. I can't recommend him highly enough.
100

08/18/2016
great listener and attempted to schedule other appointments to other specialists. unable to suggested I call to make an appt on my own.
100

08/15/2016
Very timely and very attentive
100

08/15/2016
Really liked this doctor. Spent time with me, good listener, explained things clearly, gave me very useful information and tips regarding life style changes to help with my condition.