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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Dublin, CA. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr's areas of expertise include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr 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 general obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Silverstein include women's health issues. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Silverstein performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Michelle Oliveira is a Dublin, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oliveira graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Oliveira average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Megan Beatty is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Beatty include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beatty attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Tang has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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.