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. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. Dr. Ray is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Ray attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ray accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

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

Dr. Rose Diakos' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Diakos speaks Greek. These areas are among her clinical interests: 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 graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diakos takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Dysplasia, ... (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. She speaks Greek. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Diakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Diakos completed her residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Patient ratings for Dr. Diakos average 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is general gynecology. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Farhi attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among her clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. Dr. Farhi's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Farhi is 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. Mary Susan Scanlon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1083 Lake Cook Road
Wheeling, IL
 

Dr. Mary Scanlon practices general gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Scanlon's clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scanlon honors. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Scanlon's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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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