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. Ingrid A Rodi, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
1450 10th Street; Suite 404
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Ingrid Rodi works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Rodi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodi include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Rodi attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Rodi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Rodi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Joshua Cohen is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Cohen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and Southern California Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Kathleen Brennan is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of expertise include menopause, fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Brennan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 N Bedford Drive; Suite 209
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Behnam Kashanchi works as a general OB/GYN in Beverly Hills, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kashanchi's clinical interests: obesity, menopause, and HPV (human papillomavirus). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kashanchi's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Kashanchi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kashanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Andrea J Rapkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Rapkin is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rapkin include colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. The average patient rating for Dr. Rapkin is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rapkin has received 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Robin F Farias-Eisner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robin Farias-Eisner's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Farias-Eisner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Farias-Eisner's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and ovarian cancer. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Farias-Eisner is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farias-Eisner has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors.

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

Dr. Brianne Dela Rama Dela Rama, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Brianne Romeroso's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Romeroso's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Romeroso is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Yung-Shee Jessica Hsu, MD, MBA
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Yung-Shee Hsu specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include colposcopy, menopause, and prenatal ultrasound. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu honors. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Hsu is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Angela Y Chen, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1010 Veteran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Angela Chen is an obstetrician. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Chen performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: 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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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Prenatal Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Ram Kiran Parvataneni, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite. 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ram Parvataneni is a specialist in general gynecology. He attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Parvataneni's areas of expertise include the following: 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. 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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All Interests: Colposcopy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Family Planning, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Arthur Growdon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Growdon's area of specialization is 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Growdon include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and fibroids. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Growdon is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Steve P Yu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1450 10th Street; Suite 404
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Steve Yu is a general OB/GYN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Yu speaks Korean. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Michael T Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Johnson's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Johnson's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1245 16th Street; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Aldo Palmieri is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Monica, CA. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and fibroids. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palmieri attended medical school at Sapienza University of Rome. For his professional training, Dr. Palmieri completed a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Palmieri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jitsen Chang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 468w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Jitsen Chang practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include abortion, bartholin cyst, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Chang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Golden Apple Teaching Award. He is 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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