We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Medicare 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's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. He practices in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Alexius Medical Center and Centegra Health System. Dr. Michael is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Michael completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Patrick Pozzi works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pozzi include bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pozzi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Pozzi speaks German. His professional affiliations include 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, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Winkelman graduated from Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Winkelman trained at Mercy Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winkelman include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Winkelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. Reinaldo Sanchez works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. These areas are among Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), yeast infection (candidiasis), and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanchez is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez's practice 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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