We found 7 otologists and neurotologists who accept Anthem near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Elina Kari, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1450 San Pablo Street; Suite 5100
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Elina Kari's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Kari include hearing loss and cochlear implant. Dr. Kari's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. Dr. Kari (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant

Dr. Rick A Friedman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1520 San Pablo Street; 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rick Friedman, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Friedman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Castle Connolly "Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Tumor, Meningioma, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic Neuroma, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Joni Kristin Doherty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1701 Cesar Chavez; Suite 560
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joni Doherty, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Her areas of expertise include the following: dizziness and ear infection. Dr. Doherty's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Adventist Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA HMO. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Doherty attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Ear Infection, Ear Problems

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2100 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. William Luxford practices otology and neurotology. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Luxford completed residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Luxford honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2100 West 3rd Street; Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Derald Brackman is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Brackman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2100 W 3rd Street; Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. John House sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. House is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. House's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
4867 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nopawan Vorasubin is an otologist and neurotologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Vorasubin is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vorasubin takes.

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What is Otology and Neurotology?

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.