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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
About Our Survey

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 (116 Ratings, 26 Comments)

100

02/25/2017
great staff at the provider office and out patient care
100

02/20/2017
Takemura is great.
100

02/20/2017
Excellent care in every way.
100

02/19/2017
Dr. Takemura is a wonderful MD!
100

01/18/2017
Dr. Takemura and his whole staff are excellent, efficient, professional, respectful, and friendly.
80

01/04/2017
Doctor was friendly and listend to my problems. He explained some possible causes and help put me somewhat at ease.
100

10/11/2016
Pleasant experience. Very knowledgeable doctor. Logical thinker.
70

10/09/2016
My doctor spent an appropriate amount of time with me.
70

10/06/2016
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

09/13/2016
Excellent experience.
100

09/11/2016
would recommend this provider.
100

08/24/2016
From the staff to the provider, my experience was very pleasant. They were all extremely friendly, sincere, and very professional.
100

08/17/2016
Dr. Takemura is very thorough and personable. I can't recommend him highly enough.
100

08/17/2016
great listener and attempted to schedule other appointments to other specialists. unable to suggested I call to make an appt on my own.
100

08/14/2016
Very timely and very attentive
100

08/14/2016
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.
90

08/09/2016
2 1/2 months wait time to get an appointment with this physician was very frustrating and could make me consider finding a new physician. Also physician had to spend a lot of time waiting for the computer to scroll through page by page. The computer system seemed very slow.
100

06/12/2016
Dr. Takemura and the office staff were very friendly and made me feel very welcomed and comfortable!!
100

05/17/2016
Very hard to get an appointment even though I have been using the doctor for more than 20 years. I only see him when I have a problem that requires his Specialty (Gastro logy) The appointment wait is 6-8 weeks which I can not wait for so my family Dr. calls him and I am able to get an appointment within a week or so.
100

04/19/2016
Mark Takemura was amazing, i was recommended to see him by a nurse at another hospital. I needed to see a Gastroenteritis and so far the medication that he prescribed me has been working great!
90

04/12/2016
Very thorough - no problems.
100

03/20/2016
Dr. Takemura has been my Gastroenterologist over 15 years. He is the best or I would be seeing some other Gastroenterologist!
100

02/25/2016
The doctor gave me the information I needed to keep healthy.
100

02/10/2016
Completed all my needs in an excellent manner.
100

02/10/2016
Very friendly - made me very comfortable.
100

01/29/2016
Took a longer to get an appointment than usual