We found 5 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana Bronze near Wheeling, IL.

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Dr. Kathryn M Ray, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Ray specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ray include menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Ray's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Weight Management, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Diakos practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Chicago, IL, Deerfield, IL, and Glenview, IL. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Diakos's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Diakos honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Greek. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos has an open panel.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Laparoscopic Surgery, Ovarian ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary S Farhi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Mary Farhi practices general gynecology in Wheeling, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Farhi a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Farhi is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. Rose Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
350 S. Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Rose Diakos' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Diakos's clinical interests 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diakos accepts. Dr. Diakos has an open panel. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Greek.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Susan Scanlon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Mary Scanlon is a general gynecologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Scanlon is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scanlon honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement ... (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.
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