We found 6 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Orinda, CA.

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Honegger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Berkeley, CA and Richmond, CA. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Rudd is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Rudd completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rudd's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Foley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Foley average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Foley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Foley's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Beth Matlock sees patients in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Matlock trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matlock accepts. She is affiliated with 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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All Interests: Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan is a general OB/GYN. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahsan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Ahsan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Ahsan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Venkat trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish.

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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects up to 10% of women during their childbearing years. It happens when cells that normally line the uterus migrate and appear in other parts of the body. These cells respond to monthly hormonal fluctuations and grow blood-rich tissue and shed it, just as they would inside the uterus. This can result in pain, and the bleeding can cause scar tissue to form. The thick, inflexible scar tissue (called an adhesion) can become very painful if it stops organs within the body from being able to move freely.

Endometriosis can happen almost anywhere in the body, but it happens most often within the pelvic cavity. The endometriosis lesions are most often seen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic wall, bladder, bowel, and intestines. Specific symptoms of endometriosis depend on where the lesions are located, but the most common are:
  • Pain, especially with the menstrual cycle
  • Infertility
  • Diarrhea or constipation during the menstrual cycle
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Heavy or irregular periods

No one knows what causes endometriosis. It is more common in women who have relatives with endometriosis, who have never given birth, and those who have a history of pelvic infections. It is diagnosed by laparoscopy, where a small tube with a camera on the end is inserted into the body in order to take a close look at the area where endometriosis is suspected to be.

Treatment for endometriosis depends on the severity and location of the lesions. Sometimes surgery to remove the endometriosis or adhesions is the best option. Pain medication helps make the major symptom of endometriosis more bearable. Additionally, some women have had success taking birth control pills or progestins to reduce the fluctuations in hormones that cause the endometriosis activity.
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