We found 7 otologists and neurotologists who accept Anthem near Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Elina Kari is an otologist and neurotologist in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kari (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among her clinical interests: hearing loss and cochlear implant. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Kari studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Kari completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kari accepts. Her distinctions 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include otosclerosis, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Friedman has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Castle Connolly "Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.
Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Tumor, Meningioma, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic Neuroma, Nerve ... (Read more)
Dr. Joni Doherty is a specialist in otology and neurotology. She works in Los Angeles, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. In her practice, Dr. Doherty focuses on dizziness and ear infection. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Adventist Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Doherty graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Dizziness, Ear Infection, Ear Problems
Dr. William Luxford's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luxford accepts. Dr. Luxford's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Luxford's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
Dr. Derald Brackman, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Brackman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. House 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.
Dr. Nopawan Vorasubin's specialty is otology and neurotology. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Vorasubin is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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.