We found 6 otologists and neurotologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Elina Kari, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kari include hearing loss and cochlear implant. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC.
Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant
Dr. Rick Friedman practices otology and neurotology in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Friedman's areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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. Dr. Friedman 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 practices otology and neurotology in Orange, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Luxford is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Luxford include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.
Dr. Derald Brackman works as an otologist and neurotologist in Los Angeles, CA. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Brackman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.
Dr. John House works as an otologist and neurotologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. House accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. House include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. House speaks Spanish.
Dr. Nopawan Vorasubin specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Vorasubin is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.
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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.