We found 7 otologists and neurotologists who accept Anthem near Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Elina Kari is an otology and neurotology specialist. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Kari honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Kari trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kari 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. Dr. Kari (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.
Clinical interests: Neurotology, Otolaryngology
Dr. Rick Friedman's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Friedman is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, acoustic neuroma, and meniere's disease. He is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Friedman include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Castle Connolly "Top Doctor.
Clinical interests: Acoustic neuroma, Vestibular schwanomma, Cochlear implants, Glomus tumor, Meniere's disease, ... (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. Dr. Doherty's areas of expertise include the following: dizziness and ear infection. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Adventist Health System, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Doherty trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency.
Clinical interests: Ear & Hearing Care, Ear infections, Dizziness Treatment, Ear Drainage Procedures
Dr. William Luxford, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Dr. Luxford attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
Dr. Derald Brackman is an otology and neurotology specialist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brackman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. 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. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. House has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. House's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.
Dr. Nopawan Vorasubin practices otology and neurotology in Los Angeles, CA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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.