We found 6 otologists and neurotologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Elina Kari practices otology and neurotology in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Kari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Her areas of expertise include hearing loss and cochlear implant. Dr. Kari's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Kari is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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: Neurotology, Otolaryngology
Dr. Rick Friedman specializes in otology and neurotology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Friedman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: 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: Acoustic neuroma, Vestibular schwanomma, Cochlear implants, Glomus tumor, Meniere's disease, ... (Read more)
Dr. William Luxford sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luxford takes. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
Dr. Derald Brackman is a specialist in otology and neurotology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brackman accepts. Dr. Brackman attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brackman 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. Dr. House's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 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, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Nopawan Vorasubin's specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Vorasubin takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from 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.