We found 4 gynecologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Federal Employee Program PPO near Orinda, CA.

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Dr. Beth Ann Matlock, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Matlock's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Matlock attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Risa Kagan, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Risa Kagan's specialty is general gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kagan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kagan accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kagan attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She has an open panel.

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Dr. Katarina Elizabet Lanner Cusin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Katarina Lanner-Cusin works as a general gynecologist. Dr. Lanner-Cusin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lanner-Cusin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Swedish, Spanish, and German. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Lanner-Cusin is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Pantea Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Pantea Pahlavan is a specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Pahlavan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Pahlavan (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian.

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What is Gynecology?

Gynecology is the medical specialty dealing with the female reproductive system and women’s health. Gynecologists provide preventive care and treatment for any health issues occurring in the uterus, ovaries, vagina, vulva, or breasts. Today, most gynecologists also train as obstetricians and offer pregnancy care, becoming obstetricians / gynecologists or OB/GYNs. However it is possible for a physician to specialize specifically in gynecology.

Gynecologists see patients all the way from puberty into childbearing, throughout adulthood, and into the senior years. They encounter a wide variety of issues, which may include:
  • Menstrual disorders, such as irregular or heavy periods
  • Vaginal infections, such as yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis
  • Birth control prescriptions
  • Infertility treatment
  • Abnormal development of the reproductive organs
  • Breast care and breast cancer screening
  • Uterine fibroids, benign growths in the uterus
  • Endometriosis, a painful condition where uterine tissue grows outside the uterus
  • Menopause
  • Cancer of the reproductive organs

A gynecologist’s work is varied and may include a range of procedures at various practice locations, depending on the provider. Gynecologists examine and treat their patients directly in settings such as hospitals, clinics, or private offices. At certain locations, gynecologists may perform surgeries, such as hysterectomies or tubal ligations, or they may perform imaging scans using ultrasound.
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