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We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1443 near Miami, FL.

Dr. Susan Fox, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2801 West 12 Avenue
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Susan Fox's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fox is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds) and endometriosis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Fox attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3785 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 307
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas' medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Dr. Cardenas is especially interested in osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. Dr. Cardenas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Scar Revision, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, Osteoporosis

Dr. Francisco Eduardo Cruz Pachano, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3785 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 307
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cruz-Pachano's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Cruz-Pachano's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Scar Revision, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2575 Sw 67th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover's areas of specialization are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. His areas of expertise include depression, diabetes, and obesity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoover honors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Diabetes, ... (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.