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We found 14 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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Her areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Rodi's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Rodi attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She 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. Andrea Joan Rapkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Rapkin is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rapkin average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Rapkin has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Joshua Cohen is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Cohen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Radhika Dasmahapatra Rible, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Radhika Rible is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rible include colposcopy, menopause, and sterilization. Dr. Rible is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rible accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Problems, Sterilization, ... (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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among Dr. Hsu's clinical interests: colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally 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. Angela Y Chen, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1010 Veteran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Angela Chen is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Chen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Chen has received distinctions including 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. 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. Dr. Eisner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Eisner's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave Dr. Eisner a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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)

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

Dr. Behnam Kashanchi, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Encino, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among Dr. Kashanchi's clinical interests: menopause, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Kashanchi has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kashanchi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kashanchi is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. His 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. Ram Kiran Parvataneni, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite. 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ram Parvataneni's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal ultrasound. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Parvataneni studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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. Brianne Dela Rama Dela Rama, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Brianne Romeroso is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Romeroso include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Romeroso attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Romeroso 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. William Arthur Growdon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Growdon is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, fibroids, and vulva problems. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Growdon's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Growdon average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Growdon include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 an infertility specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and fibroids. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Brennan attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Brennan is 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. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Yu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, Dr. Yu speaks Korean. He is professionally 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, 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 specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is 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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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.