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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 specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Dr. Rodi's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a gynecologic oncologist in Los Angeles, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Cohen has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rapkin's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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). Her distinctions 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. Dr. Rapkin is 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)

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

Dr. Radhika Rible specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and sterilization. Dr. Rible takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA 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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Eisner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Eisner's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eisner takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eisner include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Mandarin. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Hsu is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, ... (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 obstetrics & gynecology specialist. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, female infertility, and fibroids. Dr. Kashanchi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kashanchi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kashanchi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Kashanchi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Angela Chen practices obstetrics in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Chen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. 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. Dr. Chen is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 practices general gynecology. His clinical interests include colposcopy, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal ultrasound. Dr. Parvataneni is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Parvataneni's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: UCLA Exceptional Physician award. He 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. Brianne Dela Rama Dela Rama, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Brianne Romeroso is a general OB/GYN in Santa Monica, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Romeroso is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Romeroso honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. William Growdon, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Growdon include menopause, fibroids, and vulva problems. Dr. Growdon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Endoscopic Surgery, Family Planning, Vulva Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser ... (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 reproductive endocrinologist. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Brennan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Brennan include menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and fibroids. Dr. Brennan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Yu attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Johnson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Johnson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Johnson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and endometrial ablation. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Chang attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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