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 is an Elk Grove, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Gonzalez takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gonzalez is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In her practice, Dr. Kopf focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Kopf accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Elk Grove, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosellini has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Rosellini's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosellini has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Douglas has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Douglas is open to new patients.

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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 works as a general OB/GYN in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. She studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Conrad-Forrest's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Conrad-Forrest's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.