We found 11 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Magdy Peter Milad, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2400; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Magdy Milad practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Chicago, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Milad average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. Dr. Milad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Milad attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Myomectomy, Ovarian Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrienne Louise Ray, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Ray's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; she sees patients in Chicago, IL and River Forest, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Ray performed her residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, fibroids, and endometriosis. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ray has an open panel.

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All Interests: Menopause, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Uterine Problems

Dr. Serdar Ekrem Bulun, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2400; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Serdar Bulun works as an infertility specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Bulun (or staff) is conversant in German and Turkish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bulun include fibroids, infertility, and endometriosis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bulun's education and training includes medical school at Istanbul University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Uterine Problems, Abnormal Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Chaudhari, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter Pavilion 14-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Angela Chaudhari is a general OB/GYN. She has indicated that her clinical interests include fibroids, endometriosis, and abnormal uterine bleeding. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhari attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Chaudhari completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaudhari average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhari honors. Dr. Chaudhari has an open panel.

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All Interests: Ovarian Disease, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Uterine Problems, Abnormal Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica A Shepherd, MD, MBA
Specializes in General Gynecology
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 4a
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jessica Shepherd is a general gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: fibroids, endometriosis, and pelvic pain. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Shepherd performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Shepherd is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis

Dr. Alberuni Musa Zamah, MD, PhD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1801 W Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center -, Suite 4 A
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. A. Zamah's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zamah completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Zamah's areas of expertise consist of male infertility, fibroids, and breast issues. Dr. Zamah accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Breast Issues, Hysteroscopy, Fibroids, Recurrent Miscarriage, Endometriosis, Male Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edmond Confino, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2400; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmond Confino practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Confino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Bulgarian, and French. Dr. Confino's areas of expertise include the following: ovarian disease, fibroids, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Confino takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Confino is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Ovarian Disease, Fibroids, Recurrent Miscarriage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rose Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1460 N Halsted Street; Suite 503
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rose Diakos' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Diakos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is conversant in Greek. Dr. Diakos is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Dysplasia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1460 N. Halsted Street; Suite 503
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Diakos is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Chicago, IL, Deerfield, IL, and Glenview, IL. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Diakos's clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diakos's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. She speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Ovarian Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ellen G Pavone, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2400; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maryellen Pavone specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Pavone's areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Pavone is 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Elena Valery Trukhacheva, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
233 East Erie Street; Suite 307
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Elena Trukhacheva is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Trukhacheva's areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and recurrent miscarriage. Patient ratings for Dr. Trukhacheva average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her residency, Dr. Trukhacheva trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Trukhacheva (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Recurrent Miscarriage, Endometriosis

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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.