We found 20 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Hinsdale, IL.

Jeffrey J Fitzer MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
135 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Jeffrey Fitzer's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Fitzer is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Elmhurst Hospital (Elmhurst, IL), and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fitzer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Contraception, Vaccines, Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endomet ... (Read more)

Joan T Cardone MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL

Dr. Joan Cardone works as a general gynecologist. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Cardone's areas of expertise include the following: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardone is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Bioidenti ... (Read more)

Dr Shamim Y Patel MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 204
Woodridge, IL

Dr. Shamim Patel is a specialist in general gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Patel highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), essure, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Contraception, Bioidentical Hormon ... (Read more)

Carla A Carpenter DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL

Dr. Carla Carpenter's specialty is general gynecology. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Carpenter include menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Carpenter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Contraception, Osteopathic Medicine, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intrauterine Devic ... (Read more)

Naheed R Akhter MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.37 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
4121 Fairview Avenue; #201
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Naheed Akhter is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Akhter is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from B.J. Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Akhter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contracepti ... (Read more)

Dr Leslie Spencer MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.82 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
908 N Elm Street; 300
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Leslie Spencer practices general gynecology in Hinsdale, IL. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spencer include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. Dr. Spencer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Spencer attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Laparoscopic Surg ... (Read more)

Jody Y Lin MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 3.82 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
5201 S Willow Springs Road; #490
La Grange, IL

Dr. Jody Lin is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include menopause, infertility, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Lin has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Incontinence, Contraception, Laser Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Endometrial Ablation, Endometrio ... (Read more)

Cathy J Halperin MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
5201 S Willow Springs; #490
Lagrange, IL

Dr. Cathy Halperin is a general gynecologist. Her clinical interests include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halperin honors. Dr. Halperin attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obstetrics, Perimenopause ... (Read more)

Dr Mario Yu MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
1919 Midwest Road; Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL

Dr. Mario Yu is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Lap ... (Read more)

Dr Gayle M Simmons MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Gayle Simmons is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Simmons's areas of expertise include the following: essure, colposcopy, and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Simmons graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Vaginal Birth after Cesare ... (Read more)

Dr Michael J Hickey MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Average rating 3.6 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Michael Hickey specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Hickey's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fibroids, and infertility. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hickey has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Infertility, Laser Treatment, Premenstrual Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization, Fibroids, Endometriosis

John W Payne MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs; #490
La Grange, IL

Dr. John Payne practices general gynecology in La Grange, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His clinical interests include menopause, infertility, and endometrial ablation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Payne accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Payne attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Obstetrics ... (Read more)

Mrs Kimberly A Bruneau MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Kimberly Bruneau is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Bruneau's areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), essure, and colposcopy. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Bruneau takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy ... (Read more)

Dr Michael E Bercek MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.01 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
908 N Elm Street; Suite 300
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Michael Bercek's medical specialty is general gynecology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bercek's areas of expertise include the following: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bercek studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Bioidenti ... (Read more)

Elaine R Cheng MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite 201 Women Ob - Gyn Associates Pc
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Elaine Cheng is a general gynecologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Cheng average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Bioidentical Hormone R ... (Read more)

Dr Dwight D Kett MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.28 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
908 N Elm Street; Suite 300
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Dwight Kett is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kett include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kett accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Bioidenti ... (Read more)

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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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