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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Dublin, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is accepting 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Silverstein has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Silverstein's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michelle Oliveira practices general gynecology. Dr. Oliveira is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Oliveira attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Oliveira average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Megan Beatty's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Beatty's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave Dr. Beatty an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nancy Tang is a general gynecologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Tang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Tang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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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