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We found 16 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Health Net near Orinda, CA.

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

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Honegger an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Honegger include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Rudd's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Rudd focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. Dr. Rudd is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jill Foley sees patients in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Foley's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Foley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Susan Patrice Willman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
89 Davis Road; #280
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Susan Willman is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willman accepts. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Surgical Procedures, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Beth Matlock's specialty is general gynecology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Matlock's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Matlock 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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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahsan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahsan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. 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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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkat include women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended Yale School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic 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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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Ryszard Jerzy Chetkowski, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2999 Regent Street; Suite 101-a
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Ryszard Chetkowski is an infertility specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chetkowski's clinical interests encompass infertility. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Chetkowski attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Chetkowski has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chetkowski (or staff) speaks Hungarian, French, and Polish. Dr. Chetkowski is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Myomectomy, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization, Fibroids, Recurrent ... (Read more)

Dr. Yvette Marcella Gentry, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3300 Webster Street; Suite 1200
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Yvette Gentry's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Gentry's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in urogynecological problems. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gentry attended the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; Suite 203
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Anahat Sandhu is a general OB/GYN in Lafayette, CA. She speaks Punjabi. Her clinical interests encompass menopause. Dr. Sandhu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sandhu's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Ann Levinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3466 Mount Diablo Boulevard; Suite C100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Debra Levinsky is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Levinsky's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel. Dr. Levinsky's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Martin Blumenstock, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 301
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Edward Blumenstock's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Blumenstock include urogynecological problems. Dr. Blumenstock's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Blumenstock graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Blumenstock's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Kurt R Wharton, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; Suite 201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Wharton is a general OB/GYN. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Wharton's practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Wharton is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Wharton is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Magdy Halim Girgis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 301
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Magdy Girgis works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Oakland, CA. Dr. Girgis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Girgis include women's health issues. Dr. Girgis is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Girgis welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Christopher Norris Herndon, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2999 Regent Street; Suite 101-a
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Herndon specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include infertility. Dr. Herndon's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Herndon's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization, Recurrent Miscarriage, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
350 - 30th Street; Suite 205
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Tracy Phillips' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Phillips focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Phillips accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Phillips completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Phillips has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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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.