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

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

Dr. Ingrid Rodi's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Rodi highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rodi has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, 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's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Cohen has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kathleen Brennan's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brennan include menopause, fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Brennan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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 following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Andrea Rapkin is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. Dr. Rapkin is professionally affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rapkin honors. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Robin Farias-Eisner works as a gynecologic oncologist in Los Angeles, CA. 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). His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Farias-Eisner has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farias-Eisner honors. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Farias-Eisner (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 in Beverly Hills, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kashanchi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kashanchi include obesity, menopause, and HPV (human papillomavirus). His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kashanchi trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kashanchi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contraception, HPV, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Endometrial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Angela Chen is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Chen is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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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's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Parvataneni's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal ultrasound. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Parvataneni is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: UCLA Exceptional Physician award.

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

Dr. Brianne Romeroso, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Romeroso has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Hsu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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

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

Dr. William Growdon's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Growdon include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and fibroids. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Growdon is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Growdon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Menopause, Endoscopic Surgery, Family Planning, Vulva Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steve Yu practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Santa Monica, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Yu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Yu attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He speaks Korean. Dr. Yu is affiliated with 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Aldo Palmieri specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palmieri include genital warts, colposcopy, and menopause. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Palmieri is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Palmieri attended Sapienza University of Rome and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Palmieri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Jitsen Chang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 468w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Jitsen Chang works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Chang's training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: abortion, bartholin cyst, and endometrial ablation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. He has received the following distinction: Golden Apple Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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