We found 5 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Dublin, CA.

Dr. Nicole Avril Jeffrey Starr, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Laura Nicole Silverstein, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Laura Silverstein is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Silverstein an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Silverstein include women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Silverstein attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle M Oliveira, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Oliveira works as a general gynecologist in Dublin, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oliveira accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Oliveira attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Oliveira is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Gynecological Problems, Laparoscopic Supracervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Beatty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Megan Beatty sees patients in Dublin, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Beatty focuses on women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Beatty studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Beatty trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Sterilization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Zhining Tang, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Tang is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects up to 10% of women during their childbearing years. It happens when cells that normally line the uterus migrate and appear in other parts of the body. These cells respond to monthly hormonal fluctuations and grow blood-rich tissue and shed it, just as they would inside the uterus. This can result in pain, and the bleeding can cause scar tissue to form. The thick, inflexible scar tissue (called an adhesion) can become very painful if it stops organs within the body from being able to move freely.

Endometriosis can happen almost anywhere in the body, but it happens most often within the pelvic cavity. The endometriosis lesions are most often seen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic wall, bladder, bowel, and intestines. Specific symptoms of endometriosis depend on where the lesions are located, but the most common are:
  • Pain, especially with the menstrual cycle
  • Infertility
  • Diarrhea or constipation during the menstrual cycle
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Heavy or irregular periods

No one knows what causes endometriosis. It is more common in women who have relatives with endometriosis, who have never given birth, and those who have a history of pelvic infections. It is diagnosed by laparoscopy, where a small tube with a camera on the end is inserted into the body in order to take a close look at the area where endometriosis is suspected to be.

Treatment for endometriosis depends on the severity and location of the lesions. Sometimes surgery to remove the endometriosis or adhesions is the best option. Pain medication helps make the major symptom of endometriosis more bearable. Additionally, some women have had success taking birth control pills or progestins to reduce the fluctuations in hormones that cause the endometriosis activity.
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