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We found 4 gynecologists who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO near Orinda, CA.

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

Dr. Beth Matlock works as a general gynecologist in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Matlock attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Katarina Lanner-Cusin's specialty is general gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Lanner-Cusin (or staff) speaks Swedish, Spanish, and German. Dr. Lanner-Cusin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lanner-Cusin has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Risa Kagan is a general gynecology specialist in Berkeley, CA, Richmond, CA, and Orinda, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Kagan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kagan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Pantea Pahlavan's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Pahlavan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pahlavan trained at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Pahlavan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.