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We found 24 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Sharp Health Plan near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo practices obstetrics & gynecology in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and National City, CA. Dr. Castillo obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Castillo average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mansour Joshua Cohen, MD
Specializes in Other, Gynecology
7695 Cardinal Court; Suite 390
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Cohen is a specialist in gynecology. Dr. Cohen's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menopause. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery, Bioidentical ... (Read more)

Dr. Alisa Lynn Williams, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 640
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alisa Williams specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menopause. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Williams completed residency programs at Wilmington Hospital, Medical Center of Delaware, Newark, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Williams is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Intrauterine Device, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 409
National City, CA
 

Dr. John Rivera is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in National City, CA. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Rivera attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and female infertility. Dr. Rivera takes MultiPlan, Coventry, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Rivera is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, Premenstrual Syndrome, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kofi D Sefa Boakye, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kofi Sefa-Boakye is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chula Vista, CA, San Diego, CA, and Coronado, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Sefa-Boakye's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. Patients gave Dr. Sefa-Boakye an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Sean Saffer, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
7695 Cardinal Court; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Craig Saffer is a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Dr. Saffer's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and female infertility. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cape Town and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Saffer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Saffer is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intrauterine Device, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniela Suhila Meshkat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
7695 Cardinal Court; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniela Meshkat specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Meshkat's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Meshkat is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Endometriosis, Intrauterine Device

Dr. Latisa S Carson, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
502 S Euclid Avenue; Suite 302
National City, CA
 

Dr. Latisa Carson is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in National City, CA. Dr. Carson's clinical interests include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Carson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Carson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Carson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy B Riley, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
205 Walnut Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Riley is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Riley include colposcopy, menopause, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Riley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Riley is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Premenstrual Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
502 Euclid Avenue; 300
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gelen Del Rosario works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in National City, CA. Her clinical interests include menopause, female infertility, and cryotherapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Del Rosario attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Del Rosario (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anmar Afif Mansour, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
7695 Cardinal Court; Suite 370
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Anmar Mansour is an obstetrician and gynecologist in San Diego, CA. These areas are among Dr. Mansour's clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and female infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Mansour is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Mansour completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mansour is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leland Dale Lapp, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 640
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Leland Lapp is a medical specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lapp include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), colposcopy, and menopause. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lapp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebeca Sandoval, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2918 Fifth Avenue; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rebeca Sandoval is a general OB/GYN in La Mesa, CA, San Diego, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandoval include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Sandoval obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Diagnostic Evaluation, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim Marie Goodwin, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
7695 Cardinal Court; Suite 240
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kim Goodwin is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Diego, CA. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and female infertility. Dr. Goodwin is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island for residency. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goodwin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intrauterine Device, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Elmer Wilbert Harder, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 409
National City, CA
 

Dr. Elmer Harder, who practices in National City, CA and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Harder is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Harder is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield's residency program. Dr. Harder (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite #409
National City, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Scott practices obstetrics & gynecology in National City, CA. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Scott include colposcopy, menopause, and female infertility. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Scott attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (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.