We found 6 otologists and neurotologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Los Angeles, CA.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1450 San Pablo Street; Suite 5100
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Elina Kari is an otologist and neurotologist. Dr. Kari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Kari obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients rated Dr. Kari highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2100 West Third Street; Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. William Luxford specializes in otology and neurotology. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Luxford is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Luxford completed residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2100 W 3rd Street; Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. John House's specialty is otology and neurotology. Patient reviews placed Dr. House at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. House has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2100 West 3rd Street; Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Derald Brackmann specializes in otology and neurotology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Brackmann honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1520 San Pablo Street; 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rick Friedman is a specialist in otology and neurotology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Friedman is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Friedman include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
4867 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nopawan Vorasubin's specialty is otology and neurotology. She is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vorasubin graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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What is Otology and Neurotology?

Otologists/neurotologists are otolaryngologists, or ear nose and throat doctors, that specifically treat problems affecting the ears or balance. They may also treat tumors and nerve disorders that affect the area surrounding the structure of the ear, such as the temporal bone or base of the skull. Otologists/neurotologists have an interest in neurological ear problems, or disorders affecting the way the ear connects to the brain. These specialists offer both medical and surgical treatment, and they typically treat both adults and children.

The specialty may be referred to as otology/neurotology, otology and neurotology, otoneurology, neuro-otology, or sometimes simply as “O/N.” All of these titles refer to physicians who treat disorders that afflict balance, the ear, and the bones and nerves surrounding the ear. Examples of some of the conditions treated by otologist/neurotologists include:

  • Hearing loss or tinnitus
  • Infectious diseases of the ear
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Facial and cranial nerve disorders
  • Tumor at the base of the skull
  • Acoustic neuroma, or a tumor within the ear
  • Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that causes balance problems and a ringing sound
  • Placement of cochlear implants
  • Vestibular function disorders, which interfere with the sense of motion and balance
  • Encephalocele or meningocele, where the brain bulges into the ear canal

These disorders are more than just typical hearing loss. They can severely impact quality of life, or in some cases even be life-threatening. Otologists/neurotologists are uniquely specialized doctors who work closely with related specialists such as audiologists and neurosurgeons to help patients with balance, ear, and nerve problems.

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