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

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

Dr. Kathryn Ray works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ray include menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. The average patient rating for Dr. Ray is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ray obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Diakos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Diakos completed a residency program at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Diakos is conversant in Greek. Dr. Diakos's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Mary Farhi's area of specialization is general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Farhi's clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farhi studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diakos accepts. Dr. Diakos is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Mary Scanlon sees patients in Wheeling, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Scanlon is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scanlon is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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.