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We found 6 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana Simplicity near Skokie, IL.

Dr. John Scott Rinehart, PhD, JD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2500 Ridge Avenue; Suite 200
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. John Rinehart's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Rinehart graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Rinehart is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rinehart honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rinehart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Perimenopause, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Frank Tu is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of computer assisted surgery (CAS), fibroids, and endometriosis. Dr. Tu is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tu honors. Dr. Tu graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin.

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All Interests: Computer Assisted Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in General Gynecology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Sangeeta Senapati is a general gynecology specialist in Evanston, IL, Skokie, IL, and Highland Park, IL. She has a special interest in computer assisted surgery (CAS), fibroids, and endometriosis. Dr. Senapati is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Patients gave Dr. Senapati an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Computer Assisted Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Tarun Jain, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
5225 Old Orchard Road; Suite 24a
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Tarun Jain practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include menstrual disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Jain a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Menstrual Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

Dr. Barbara Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Diakos works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Diakos's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. In addition to English, Dr. Diakos speaks Greek. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rose Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Rose Diakos' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diakos's areas of expertise include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Diakos studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos is conversant in Greek.

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