We found 15 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Ingrid Anne Rodi, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
1450 10th Street; Suite 404
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Ingrid Rodi is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodi include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Rodi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Rodi attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Rodi's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rodi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Dr. Rodi is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Garrett Cohen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Cohen is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Westlake Village, CA. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Joan Rapkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Rapkin practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Los Angeles, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rapkin at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rapkin's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Award for Excellence in Education David Geffen School of Medicine; and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence for Teaching Award. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Hysteroscopy, Vulva Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 N Bedford Drive; Suite 209
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Behnam Kashanchi sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA and Encino, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kashanchi's areas of expertise include menopause, female infertility, and fibroids. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Kashanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kashanchi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kashanchi's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Contraception, HPV, Weight Management, Intrauterine Device, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika Dasmahapatra Rible, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Radhika Rible is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and sterilization. Dr. Rible is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rible is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Problems, Sterilization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin F Farias-Eisner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robin Eisner's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eisner include colposcopy, menopause, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Eisner is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Eisner completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Eisner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Marie Brennan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Brennan is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her clinical interests include menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and fibroids. Dr. Brennan is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Brennan has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Genetic Issues, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brianne Dela Rama Dela Rama, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Brianne Romeroso practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Santa Monica, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Romeroso is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Prenatal Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Yung-Shee Jessica Hsu, MD, MBA
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Yung-Shee Hsu's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu completed her residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Y Chen, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1010 Veteran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Angela Chen is a specialist in obstetrics. She works in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chen completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Development Award; SecondsListServ, NAF Annual Meeting UCLA Healthcare Physician of the Year; and ACOG CREOG National Faculty Award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Prenatal Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Genital ... (Read more)

Dr. Ram Kiran Parvataneni, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite. 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ram Parvataneni works as a general gynecologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Parvataneni's clinical interests include colposcopy, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal ultrasound. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of UCLA Exceptional Physician award. Dr. Parvataneni is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Dr. William Arthur Growdon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Growdon's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Growdon is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include menopause, fibroids, and vulva problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Growdon is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Laser Treatment, Pelvic Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steve Pyong Yu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1450 10th Street; Suite 404
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Steve Yu sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Yu attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Genital ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Johnson's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Johnson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Johnson attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 468w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Jitsen Chang's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and endometrial ablation. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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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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