We found 6 otologists and neurotologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Elina Kari specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kari (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She has a special interest in hearing loss and cochlear implant. Dr. Kari is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Kari graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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.
Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant
Dr. Rick Friedman works as an otologist and neurotologist in Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. Patients gave Dr. Friedman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Friedman include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Castle Connolly "Top Doctor. Dr. Friedman is 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 an otologist and neurotologist. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Luxford has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Luxford is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
Dr. Derald Brackman is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Brackman trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.
Dr. John House sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. House is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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 is an otology and neurotology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She honors Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.
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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.