We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana HMO near Elgin, IL.

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Dr. Christopher S Michael, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 600
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Michael specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Michael trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. His clinical interests include novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michael (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Dr. Michael is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center and Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Patrick E Pozzi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1435 North Randall Road; Suite 310
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Pozzi is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Pozzi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pozzi is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Dr. Daniel R Winkelman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1435 North Randall Road; Suite 310
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Winkelman's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Winkelman include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Winkelman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Reinaldo Sanchez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1130 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Reinaldo Sanchez is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sanchez's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), yeast infection (candidiasis), and infertility. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Sanchez attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is open to new patients.

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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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