We found 6 otologists and neurotologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Elina Kari is a specialist in otology and neurotology. She works in Los Angeles, CA. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Kari's clinical interests include hearing loss and cochlear implant. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America; Travel Award, Korean American Otolaryngology Society, AAO-HNS National Meeting; and Travel Award, Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting. In addition to English, Dr. Kari (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC.
Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant
Dr. Rick Friedman sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Friedman has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Castle Connolly "Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.
Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Tumor, Meningioma, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic Neuroma, Nerve ... (Read more)
Dr. William Luxford is a specialist in otology and neurotology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Luxford is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Luxford include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.
Dr. Derald Brackman specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Brackman attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brackman's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.
Dr. John House, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. House is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. House speaks Spanish.
Dr. Nopawan Vorasubin's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Vorasubin is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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Otologists/neurotologists are otolaryngologists, or ear nose and throat doctors, that specifically treat problems affecting the ears or balance. They may also treat tumors and nerve disorders that affect the area surrounding the structure of the ear, such as the temporal bone or base of the skull. Otologists/neurotologists have an interest in neurological ear problems, or disorders affecting the way the ear connects to the brain. These specialists offer both medical and surgical treatment, and they typically treat both adults and children.
The specialty may be referred to as otology/neurotology, otology and neurotology, otoneurology, neuro-otology, or sometimes simply as “O/N.” All of these titles refer to physicians who treat disorders that afflict balance, the ear, and the bones and nerves surrounding the ear. Examples of some of the conditions treated by otologist/neurotologists include:
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Infectious diseases of the ear
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Facial and cranial nerve disorders
- Tumor at the base of the skull
- Acoustic neuroma, or a tumor within the ear
- Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that causes balance problems and a ringing sound
- Placement of cochlear implants
- Vestibular function disorders, which interfere with the sense of motion and balance
- Encephalocele or meningocele, where the brain bulges into the ear canal
These disorders are more than just typical hearing loss. They can severely impact quality of life, or in some cases even be life-threatening. Otologists/neurotologists are uniquely specialized doctors who work closely with related specialists such as audiologists and neurosurgeons to help patients with balance, ear, and nerve problems.