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We found 9 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana Simplicity near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Charles Edward Miller, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
120 Osler Drive; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Charles Miller is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He works in Schaumburg, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Miller is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometriosis

Dr. Jonathan Y Song, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
640 S Washington Street; Suite 280
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Song practices general gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Song honors. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts, Tubal Ligation

Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri Cholkeri-Singh, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
120 Osler Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh works as a general gynecologist. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cholkeri-Singh accepts. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shamim Y Patel, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 204
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Shamim Patel's specialty is general gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her clinical interests include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cathy Joy Halperin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
550 E Boughton Road; #190
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Cathy Halperin is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Bolingbrook, IL and La Grange, IL. Her clinical interests include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Halperin is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Warren Payne, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
550 E Boughton Road; #190
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Payne works as a general gynecologist in La Grange, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Payne is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jody Y Lin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
550 E Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jody Lin specializes in general gynecology and practices in La Grange, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Dr. Lin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Schied, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
550 E Boughton Road; Suite 190
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schied is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Schied an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, infertility, and endometrial ablation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schied's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Giovanni Curcio, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 230
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Giovanni Curcio's area of specialization is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Curcio include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curcio studied medicine at the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Curcio (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Contraception, ... (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.