We found 21 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Daube is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Daube completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daube accepts.

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

Dr. Carla Anne Carpenter, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Carla Carpenter's medical specialty is general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Carpenter attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Carpenter is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Naheed Rafat Akhter, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; #201
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Naheed Akhter, who practices in Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and holistic medicine. Dr. Akhter has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Akhter's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include essure, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Mario C Yu, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1919 Midwest Road; Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Mario Yu, who practices in Oak Brook, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Yu studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Cathy Joy Halperin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 490
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Cathy Halperin specializes in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Halperin studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Halperin's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Arturo T Menchaca, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
6900 S. Madison
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Arturo Menchaca is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. Dr. Menchaca's areas of expertise include microsurgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and biofeedback. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Microsurgery, Incontinence, Biofeedback, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan T Cardone, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joan Cardone is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardone's areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and sexual dysfunction. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cardone accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Leslie A Spencer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 100
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Spencer is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Spencer studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Gayle M Simmons, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gayle Simmons, who practices in Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Simmons average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simmons's clinical interests include essure, colposcopy, and menopause. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Simmons is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey J Fitzer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
135 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fitzer sees patients in Lombard, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzer include well woman gynecology, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Fitzer takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Fitzer attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Vaccines, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. John W Payne, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 490
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. John Payne is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in La Grange, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His clinical interests include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Dr. Payne is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Kimberly Ann Bruneau, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Bruneau is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Downers Grove, IL. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Bruneau's areas of expertise include the following: essure, colposcopy, and menopause. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bruneau is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Elaine R Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite 201 Women Ob - Gyn Associates Pc
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Elaine Cheng, who practices in Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Cheng's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cheng honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Elena Valery Trukhacheva, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
2425 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Elena Trukhacheva works as an infertility specialist in Oak Brook, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Trukhacheva (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Her areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and recurrent miscarriage. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Trukhacheva at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Susan S Murrey, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; #c
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Susan Murrey's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Murrey studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Murrey include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murrey takes. Dr. Murrey is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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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