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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's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Rodi's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodi accepts. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Cohen's clinical interests include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Rapkin attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Rapkin's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Rapkin has received distinctions including 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 professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Behnam Kashanchi is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kashanchi include menopause, female infertility, and fibroids. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Kashanchi's education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Kashanchi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and sterilization. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rible takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Rible completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 specialty is gynecologic oncology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Eisner's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eisner 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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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, Endoscopic ... (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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hsu completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hsu speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Brianne Romeroso's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Romeroso an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Romeroso studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Angela Chen is an obstetrics specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Chen performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chen has received include AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Development Award; SecondsListServ, NAF Annual Meeting UCLA Healthcare Physician of the Year; and ACOG CREOG National Faculty Award.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Parvataneni's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal ultrasound. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: UCLA Exceptional Physician award. Dr. Parvataneni is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Family Planning, ... (Read more)

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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Growdon include menopause, fibroids, and vulva problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Growdon attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Kathleen Brennan practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Brennan's areas of expertise include menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and fibroids. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Brennan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Steve Yu's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Yu completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Los Angeles, CA. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Jitsen Chang specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and endometrial ablation. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Chang performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Myomectomy, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pregnancy, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Urinary ... (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.