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We found 5 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Anthem near Elk Grove, CA.

Dr. Elizabeth Marie Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez accepts. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Christiana S Kopf, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Christiana Kopf is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Elk Grove, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kopf include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Kopf accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kopf welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Therese Eyre Rosellini, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Therese Rosellini practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosellini takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rosellini has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Rosellini's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Edward Douglas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9281 Office Park Circle; 120
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Douglas is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Douglas has a special interest in women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He graduated from Meharry Medical College. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Douglas takes. Dr. Douglas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Uterine Prolapse, Amenorrhea, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol Lynne Conrad-Forrest, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9045 Bruceville Road; #190
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Carol Conrad-Forrest is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Conrad-Forrest is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Conrad-Forrest trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Conrad-Forrest speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (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.