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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 is a general OB/GYN. In her practice, Dr. Gonzalez focuses on women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Gonzalez is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Christiana Kopf's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Kopf is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kopf is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Elk Grove, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rosellini's clinical interests include women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosellini average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rosellini is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Rosellini is open to new patients.

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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 Elk Grove, CA. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Douglas include women's health issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Douglas's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carol Conrad-Forrest specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Conrad-Forrest has a special interest in women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Conrad-Forrest welcomes new patients.

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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.