We found 15 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Santa Monica, CA.

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Dr Joshua Garrett Cohen MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Joshua Cohen specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Mini ... (Read more)

Ingrid Rodi MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
200 Medical Plaza; 202
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Ingrid Rodi is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodi graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rodi include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Women's Heal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
9025 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 203
Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Behnam Kashanchi's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kashanchi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include obesity, menopause, and HPV (human papillomavirus). Dr. Kashanchi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kashanchi's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Osteoporosis, Contraception, HPV, Weight Management, Intrauterine Device, Obesity, Hormon ... (Read more)

Robin FariasEisner MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Average rating 3.55 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Robin Farias-Eisner specializes in gynecologic oncology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Farias-Eisner's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and ovarian cancer. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farias-Eisner takes. After completing medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Farias-Eisner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar Cancer, Endoscopic Surg ... (Read more)

Andrea Rapkin MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.12 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Andrea Rapkin sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapkin's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. She is affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapkin include: Southern California Super Doctors; Award for Excellence in Education David Geffen School of Medicine; and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence for Teaching Award.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Hysteroscopy, Vulva Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Premenst ... (Read more)

YungShee Jessica Hsu MBA MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Yung-Shee Hsu is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include colposcopy, menopause, and prenatal ultrasound. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Hsu graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Pregnancy Ultrasound, Infertility, Premenstrual Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Sy ... (Read more)

Ram Parvataneni MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
200 Medical Plaza; Suite. 430
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Ram Parvataneni is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal ultrasound. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Parvataneni attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He has received the following distinction: UCLA Exceptional Physician award. Dr. Parvataneni's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Pregnancy Ultrasound, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Family Planning, La ... (Read more)

Dr Brianne Dela Rama Romeroso MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1245 16th Street; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Brianne Romeroso sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Romeroso is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Romeroso trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Pregnancy Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary ... (Read more)

Kathleen Marie Brennan MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Kathleen Brennan specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, fibroids, and infertility. She is affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Brennan attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Brennan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Premenstrual Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Genetic Issues, Hysterosco ... (Read more)

Angela Chen MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Angela Chen is an obstetrics specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received distinctions including AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Development Award; SecondsListServ, NAF Annual Meeting UCLA Healthcare Physician of the Year; and ACOG CREOG National Faculty Award.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Pregnancy Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Family P ... (Read more)

Steve Yu MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Steve Yu is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Santa Monica, CA. He is conversant in Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Yu's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Yu attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yu trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Neurogen ... (Read more)

William Arthur Growdon MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.79 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1245 16th Street; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA

Dr. William Growdon practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Growdon attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and fibroids. Dr. Growdon's average patient rating is 5.0 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. Dr. Growdon has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Endoscopic Surgery, Family Planning, Vulva Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Treatmen ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1245 16th Street; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Aldo Palmieri practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Palmieri include colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Palmieri honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Sapienza University of Rome. His residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Palmieri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Abortion, Anogenital ... (Read more)

Michael T Johnson MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Michael Johnson works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Johnson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Pregnancy Ultrasound, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surg ... (Read more)

Dr Jitsen Chang MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
8601 Lincoln Boulevard; Suite 160
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Jitsen Chang's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Chang's practice, he is particularly interested in abortion, bartholin cyst, and endometrial ablation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chang has received the following distinction: Golden Apple Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Cesarean Section, Endometrial Ablation, Endometriosis, Abortion, Bartholin Cyst

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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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