Ermilo Barrera, M.D.

Ermilo Barrera, M.D.

Ermilo Barrera, M.D.

Profile

Personal Bio

Treatment Philosophy

I believe in complete honesty with patients regarding their diseases and expectations of what I can do to help them.

Personal Interests

Basketball, soccer, music (especially jazz).

Conditions & Procedures

Conditions

Appendix, Benign Breast Disease, Breast Cancer, Cyst, Gallbladder, Gallbladder Disease, Hernia, Lipoma, Melanoma, Sarcoma, Skin Lesion

Procedures

Abdominal Hernia Repair, Breast Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, General Surgery, Hernia Repair, Hernia Surgery, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Lipomas, Skin Lesions, Melanoma Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery, Port-a-cath, Sarcoma Surgery, Surgical Oncology

General Information

Gender

Male

Affiliation

NorthShore Medical Group

Expertise

General Surgery, Oncologic Surgery, Breast Cancer

Academic Rank

Clinical Associate Professor

Languages

English, Spanish

Board Certified

Surgery

Clinical Service

Surgical Oncology

Education, Training & Fellowships

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine, 1980

Residency

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Fellowship

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Locations

A

NorthShore Medical Group

2050 Pfingsten Rd.
Suite 128
Glenview, IL 60026
847.570.1700 847.733.5292 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
B

NorthShore Medical Group

2050 Pfingsten Rd.
Suite 130
Glenview, IL 60026
847.570.1700 847.733.5292 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.
C

NorthShore Medical Group

5758 S. Maryland Ave.
DCAM Suite 2B
Chicago, IL 60637
773.702.8222 847.773.5292 fax Get Directions This location is wheelchair accessible.

Insurance

Commercial Plans - Employer Sponsored
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Aetna Choice POS II
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Aetna Health Network Only
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Aetna HMO
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Aetna Open Access Aetna Select
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Aetna Open Choice PPO
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Aetna Sub- Cofinity
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Aetna Sub- First Health
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Aetna Traditional Choice-Indemnity Plan
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago (All Metal Tiers)
Not Available In 2017
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Beechstreet PPO Network
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Options
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred PPO Plans (All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueEdge HSA and BlueEdge HCA
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Cigna Exclusive Provider Organization EPO
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Cigna Medical PPO
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Cigna Medical Open Access POS
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Cofinity PPO (an Aetna Company)
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Coventry Consumer Choices (C3)
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Coventry PPO
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Galaxy Health Network
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Health Alliance HMO, PPO, POS, POS-C
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Health Link HMO
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Health Link-Open Access I, II, III
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Healthcare's Finest Network- FHN 10 & 20
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Healthcare's Finest Network- FHN Platinum
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Healthcare's Finest Network- HFN Community Health Connect
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Healthcare's Finest Network- HFN Community Health Connect Elite
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Humana Advocate Centered EPO
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Humana Advocate Centered HMO
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Humana Choice POS
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Humana Classic Plan (Traditional Indemnity Plan)
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Humana Condell Custom PPO
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Humana COT National POS-Open Access
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Humana Edward- Elmhurst Value HMO
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Humana Edward-Elmhurst Advantage HSA/Choice PPO
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Humana High-deductible plans (HDHP) HMO
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Humana Illinois Coordinated Care
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Humana Level Funded Premium
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Humana NorthShore Complete Care
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Humana Total Health (100 or more employees)
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Multiplan/ PHCS- Health EOS Network
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Multiplan/ PHCS- MultiPlan Complementary
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Multiplan/ PHCS- MultiPlan Shared Savings
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Multiplan/ PHCS- PHCS Healthy Directions
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Multiplan/ PHCS- PHCS Savility
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Multiplan/ PHCS- ValuePoint by MultiPlan
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NorthShore Employee Network
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Preferred Network Access
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Preferred Plan- HealthSmart Get Better
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Preferred Plan PPO
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Stratose- National Preferred Provider Network
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Three Rivers Provider PPO Network (TRPN)
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UniCare HMO
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UniCare HMO Performance Select
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Unicare PPO
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UniCare Travel Access
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United Healthcare Catalyst
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United Healthcare Heritage
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United Healthcare Navigate and Navigate Plus
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United Healthcare Options Non-Differential PPO
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago (All Metal Tiers)
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible
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Ambetter Balance Care 10+ Vision+ Adult Dental
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Ambetter Balanced Care 1
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Ambetter Balanced Care 1+ Vision+ Adult Dental
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Ambetter Balanced Care 10
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Ambetter Balanced Care 2+ Vision+ Adult Dental
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Ambetter Essential Care 1
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Ambetter Secure Care 1 w/ 3 Free PCP Visits
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103 Multi-State Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Plan #'s 101-107; All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred Security PPO 100
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision HMO (Plan #'s 101-103; All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Premier 101 Multi-State Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueCare Direct with Advocate (Plan #'s 101-103; All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102 Multi-State Plan
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Coventry $15 Copay; Silver & Gold
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Coventry Bronze $ 20 Copay
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Coventry Bronze $10 Copay Carelink St. John's
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Coventry Bronze $15 Copay Carelink St. John's
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Coventry Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible
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Harken Health - an Affiliate of United Healthcare
Verify physician participation and out of pocket expenses with Harken
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Health Alliance HMO (All Metal Tiers)
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Health Alliance POS (All Metal Tiers)
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Health Alliance PPO (All Metal Tiers)
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Humana Chicago HMOx (All Metal Tiers)
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Land of Lincoln Health Traditional PPO
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United Healthcare Compass (All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Community ICP
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Cigna HealthSpring ICP
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Community Care Alliance- ICP
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Family Health Network- FHP
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Humana ICP
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Illinicare Family Health Plan (FHP/ACA)
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Illinicare ICP
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Illinois Department of Public Aid (IDPA)
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Meridian FHP/ACA Expansion
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Molina ICP
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Medicare Advantage Plans
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Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (HMO)
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Aetna Medicare (SM) Plan (PPO)
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Aetna Medicare Advantage Group Plans
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Aetna Medicare Connect Plus (PPO)/PPO Connect Plus
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Aetna Medicare Standard Plan (PPO)/PPO Standard Plan
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Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)/HMO Value
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Aetna Medicare Value Plan (PPO)/PPO Value Plan
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Aetna Traditional Choice Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Basic HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Basic Plus HMO-POS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Choice Plus PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Choice Premier PPO
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Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage HMO
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Cigna-HealthSpring Primary HMO
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Cigna-HealthSpring TotalCare HMO-SNP
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Community Care Alliance Complete HMO-D-SNP
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Community Care Alliance HMO
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Harmony/WellCare RX (HMO)
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Harmony/WellCare-Medicare HMO Plans
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Harmony/WellCare-Medicare Special Needs Plans
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Humana Choice PPO
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Humana Community HMO Diabetes and Heart (SNP Program)
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Humana Gold Plus HMO
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Humana Gold Plus PFFS
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Meridian Medicare Advantage
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Molina Medicare Advantage
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United Healthcare - AARP Medicare Complete
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United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete Access
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United Healthcare- AARP Medicare Complete Plus (HMO-POS)
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United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Focus
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United Healthcare- Medicare Solutions/Medicare Advantage
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Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Plans
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Aetna Better Health MMAI
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Community MLTSS/LTSS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Community MMAI
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Cigna-HealthSpring MMAI
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Humana MMAI
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Illinicare MLTSS/LTSS
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Illinicare MMAI
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Meridian MMAI
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Molina MMAI
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Commercial - Individual Plans
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Aetna Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible Savings Plus OAMC PD
Not Available In 2017
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Aetna Savings Plus OAMC PD (All Metal Tiers)
Not Available In 2017
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago (All Metal Tiers)
Not available for 2017
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Aetna Whole Health Chicago Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible
Not available for 2017
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
HOSPITALS
Ambetter Balanced Care 1
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 1+ Vision+ Dental
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 10
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 10+ Vision+ Dental
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 2
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Balanced Care 2+ Vision+ Dental
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Essential Care 1
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Ambetter Secure Care 1 w/ 3 Free PCP Visits
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SPECIALTY CARE
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Plan #'s 101-107; All Metal Tiers)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice Preferred Security PPO 100
PRIMARY CARE
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Premier 101 Multi-State Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103 Multi-State Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision HMO (Plan #'s 101-103; All Metal Tiers)
Verify PCP Participation
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Precision Platinum HMO 104
Verify PCP Participation
PRIMARY CARE
SPECIALTY CARE
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Publications

  • Impact of an In-visit Decision Aid on Patient Knowledge about Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Pilot Study.

    Annals of surgical oncology 2016 Sep 21

    Authors: Yao K, Belkora J, Bedrosian I, Rosenberg S, Sisco M, Barrera E, Kyrillios A, Tilburt J, Wang C, Rabbitt S, Pesce C, Simovic S, Winchester DJ, Sepucha K
    Abstract
    Studies have reported that breast cancer patients have limited understanding about the oncologic outcomes following contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM). We hypothesized that an in-visit decision aid (DA) would be associated with higher patient knowledge about the anticipated short and long term outcomes of CPM.
    We piloted a DA which used the SCOPED: (Situation, Choices, Objectives, People, Evaluation and Decision) framework. Knowledge, dichotomized as "low" (≤3 correct) versus "high" (≥4 correct), was assessed immediately after the visit by a 5 item survey. There were 97 DA patients (response rate 62.2 %) and 114 usual care (UC) patients (response rate 71.3 %).
    Patient demographic factors were similar between the two groups. Twenty-one (21.7 %) patients in the DA group underwent CPM compared with 18 (15.8 %) in the UC group (p = 0.22). Mean and median knowledge levels were significantly higher in the DA group compared with the UC group for patients of all ages, tumor stage, race, family history, anxiety levels, worry about CBC, and surgery type. Eighty-six (78.9 %) of UC versus 35 (37.9 %) DA patients had low knowledge. Of patients who underwent CPM, 15 (83.3 %) in the UC cohort versus 5 (25.0 %) of DA patients had "low" knowledge.
    Knowledge was higher in the DA group. The UC group had approximately three times the number of patients of the DA group who were at risk for making a poorly informed decision to have CPM. Future studies should assess the impact of increased knowledge on overall CPM rates.
    PMID: 27654108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Long-term patterns and predictors of pain following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: a patient-centered analysis.

    Surgical endoscopy 2016 Sep 1

    Authors: Patel LY, Lapin B, Gitelis ME, Brown C, Linn JG, Haggerty S, Denham W, Butt Z, Barrera E, Joehl R, Carbray J, Hall T, Ujiki MB
    Abstract
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has been shown to offer patients the benefit of less postoperative pain as compared to traditional open techniques. However, the risk of experiencing significant postoperative pain may affect patient's decision making. We aimed to elucidate potential patterns of pain and the predictors of such, up to 2 years postoperatively, using both generic and specific quality of life tools.
    Patients undergoing laparoscopic totally extra-peritoneal inguinal hernia repair were identified from a prospectively maintained database. Short form-36, Surgical Outcomes Measurement System (SOMS) and Carolinas Comfort Scale (CCS) surveys were administered pre- and postoperatively at 3 weeks, 6 months, 1 and 2 years. Patients with concomitant procedures were excluded. Significant pain was considered mild but bothersome or worse on either specific tool (SOMS scores ≥3/4, CCS scores ≥2). Predictors of significant pain were determined by logistic regression.
    From 2009 to 2015, 482 patients enrolled in our database underwent elective TEP repair of 626 hernias and completed an assessment tool. Mean age was 57 (±15) years, with 93 % male. Reported pain on all three tools improved significantly from baseline over time (p < 0.01). Significant pain on either specific tool, related or unrelated to surgery, was reported by 52 % of respondents (158/301) preoperatively, and postoperatively by 50 % at 3 weeks (111/220), 21 % at 6 months (15/70), 13 % at 1 year (14/108), and 25 % at 2 years (30/121). Significant pain at 6 months-2 years correlated more significantly with general health status than surgical factors.
    Significant pain can be as high as 50 % at 3 weeks on surgery-specific quality of life measures, but with significant improvement by 6 months which is maintained through 2 years. Poor quality of life and general health were the main predictors of pain after 6 months.
    PMID: 27585467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Patient satisfaction with nipple-sparing mastectomy: A prospective study of patient reported outcomes using the BREAST-Q.

    Journal of surgical oncology 2016 Sep

    Authors: Howard MA, Sisco M, Yao K, Winchester DJ, Barrera E, Warner J, Jaffe J, Hulick P, Kuchta K, Pusic AL, Sener SF
    Abstract
    The authors sought to study patient-reported outcomes following nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM).
    From 2008 to 2011, the BREAST-Q was administered to women undergoing NSM surgery for cancer treatment or risk-reduction prior to surgery and at 2 years after completion of reconstruction. The change in score over time and the impact of surgical indication, complication occurrence, and laterality on scores were analyzed.
    The BREAST-Q was prospectively administered to 39 women undergoing NSM for cancer treatment (n = 17) or risk-reduction (RR) (n = 22). At 2 years after operation, median overall satisfaction with breasts was 75 (IQR = 67,100). There were significant postoperative increases in scores for overall satisfaction with breasts (+8, P = 0.021) and psychosocial well-being (+14, P = 0.003). Postoperatively, RR patients had significantly higher scores for psychosocial wellness, physical impact (chest), and overall satisfaction with outcome compared to cancer treatment patients (P < 0.05). Also, increase from preoperative to postoperative psychosocial wellness was higher in the RR compared to cancer treatment patients (+17 vs. +1, P = 0.043). Complication occurrence did not significantly impact postoperative scores.
    Following NSM for cancer treatment or RR, patients demonstrated high levels of satisfaction and quality of life as measured by BREAST-Q. Satisfaction level increased 2 years following operation. J. Surg. Oncol. 2016;114:416-422. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    PMID: 27393183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Patient-centered outcomes following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

    Surgical endoscopy 2015 Sep

    Authors: Ujiki MB, Gitelis ME, Carbray J, Lapin B, Linn J, Haggerty S, Wang C, Tanaka R, Barrera E, Butt Z, Denham W
    Abstract
    Inguinal hernia repair is the most common surgery in the world. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes are arguably the most important elements of successful repair. This study is aimed to describe short- and long-term quality of life outcomes in patients undergoing laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.
    We prospectively followed patients who underwent totally extraperitoneal laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (TEP) as part of an Institutional Review Board-approved study. HRQOL was measured preoperatively, or 3 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year postoperatively using Short Form 36 Health Survey Version 2 (SF-36v2) and Carolinas Comfort Scale. Postoperative HRQOL scores were compared to baseline using paired t tests.
    Between June 2009 and February 2014, 1,175 patients underwent TEP by four surgeons. Of those, 301 patients with 388 hernias were registered in the database and followed by a research coordinator. Mean age was 56.4 ± 15.2 years and 93% were male. Mean body mass index was 26.1 ± 3.7 kg/m(2). Seventy-eight percent presented with pain, the majority of which were described as mild. Hernias were unilateral right-sided in 43%, left-sided in 28%, and bilateral in 29 %. Eighty-five percent were primary hernias. Average operative time was 43.5 ± 17.9 min and there were no intraoperative complications. Urinary retention occurred in 6%. Visual analog scale at discharge was 1.9 ± 1.7. Analgesics were used an average of 2.5 ± 3.4 days and return to activities of daily living and work occurred on postoperative 5.5 ± 4.4 and 5.6 ± 3.9 days. Recurrence occurred in 2.1%. Significant improvements between baseline and 1 year were found in role limitations due to physical health (81.5 ± 25.6 vs. 91.8 ± 19.4, p = 0.02), social functioning (87.4 ± 21.3 vs. 92.9 ± 15.3, p = 0.02), and pain (78.2 ± 19.7 vs. 86.6 ± 15.9, p = 0.007).
    TEP results in significant improvement in HRQOL including physical health, social functioning, and pain at 1 year. On average, patients are able to return to activities of daily living and work within a week.
    PMID: 25480626 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Single-incision results in similar pain and quality of life scores compared with multi-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A blinded prospective randomized trial of 100 patients.

    Surgery 2013 Oct

    Authors: Zapf M, Yetasook A, Leung D, Salabat R, Denham W, Barrera E, Butt Z, Carbray J, Du H, Wang CE, Ujiki M
    Abstract
    Our objective was to compare hospital charges and both perioperative and mid-term quality of life between single- (SILC) and multi-incision (MILC) laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a randomized controlled trial.
    Patients with acute or chronic biliary disease were invited to participate. Pain scores, quality of life, and perioperative outcomes were measured. Patients were followed for 1 year postoperatively in the clinic with examination to document hernia formation.
    One hundred subjects were randomized to SILC (n = 49) or MILC (n = 51). Demographics were similar for both groups except more women underwent SILC (86% vs 67%, P = .026). Operative time was greater for SILC (63.5 ± 21.0 vs 43.8 ± 24.2 minute, P < .0001). Five SILC patients required added ports. One substantial complication occurred in SILC. Pain, the use of analgesics, and duration of hospital stay were equal between groups; however, charges were greater in the SILC group ($17,602 ± $6,089 vs $13,342 ± $8,197, P < .0001). Both groups reported similar quality of life and cosmesis. At an average follow-up of SILC (16.4 ± 12.1 months) and MILC (16.2 ± 10.5 months), no novel umbilical hernias were identified.
    SILC results in longer operative time and greater hospital charges with similar pain and quality of life scores compared with a standard laparoscopic approach.
    PMID: 24074405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Patient-centered outcomes after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

    Surgical endoscopy 2013 Dec

    Authors: Zapf M, Denham W, Barrera E, Butt Z, Carbray J, Wang C, Linn J, Ujiki M
    Abstract
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the second most common general surgical operation performed in the United States, yet little has been reported on patient-centered outcomes.
    We prospectively followed 100 patients for 2 years as part of an institutional review board-approved study. The Surgical Outcomes Measurement System (SOMS) was used to quantify quality-of-life (QoL) values at various time points postoperatively.
    Maximum pain was reported at 24 h (5.5 ± 2.2), and decreased to preoperative levels at 7 days (1.2 ± 2.3 vs. 2.0 ± 1.6, P = 0.096). Bowel function improved from before the operation to 3 weeks after surgery (10.7 ± 3.8 vs. 12.0 ± 3.2, P < 0.05), but then regressed to preoperative levels. Physical function worsened from before surgery (31.7 ± 6.2) to 1 week (27.5 ± 5.9, P < 0.0001), but surpassed preoperative levels at 3 weeks (33.5 ± 3.4, P < 0.01). Return to the activities of daily living occurred at 6.3 ± 4.7 days and work at 11.1 ± 9.0 days. Fatigue increased from before surgery (15.8 ± 6.2) to week 1 (20.7 ± 6.6, P < 0.0001) before improving at week 3 (14.0 ± 5.8, P < 0.01). Forty-four patients contacted the health care team 61 times before their 3 weeks appointment, most commonly for wound issues (26.2%), pain (24.6%), and gastrointestinal issues (24.6%). Seventy-two percent reported that the procedure had no negative effect on cosmesis at 6 months. Satisfaction with the procedure was high, averaging 9.52 out of 11.
    QoL is significantly affected in the 24 h after LC but returns to baseline at week 3. Cosmesis and overall satisfaction are high, and QoL improvements are maintained in the long term except for bowel function, which regresses to preoperative levels of impairment. Analysis of patient-initiated contacts after LC may provide feedback on discharge counseling to increase patient satisfaction.
    PMID: 23943114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • American Cancer Society lung cancer screening guidelines.

    CA: a cancer journal for clinicians

    Authors: Wender R, Fontham ET, Barrera E
    Abstract
    Findings from the National Cancer Institute's National Lung Screening Trial established that lung cancer mortality in specific high-risk groups can be reduced by annual screening with low-dose computed tomography. These findings indicate that the adoption of lung cancer screening could save many lives. Based on the results of the National Lung Screening Trial, the American Cancer Society is issuing an initial guideline for lung cancer screening. This guideline recommends that clinicians with access to high-volume, high-quality lung cancer screening and treatment centers should initiate a discussion about screening with apparently healthy patients aged 55 years to 74 years who have at least a 30-pack-year smoking history and who currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. A process of informed and shared decision-making with a clinician related to the potential benefits, limitations, and harms associated with screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography should occur before any decision is made to initiate lung cancer screening. Smoking cessation counseling remains a high priority for clinical attention in discussions with current smokers, who should be informed of their continuing risk of lung cancer. Screening should not be viewed as an alternative to smoking cessation.
    PMID: 23315954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Endoscopic treatment for Bouveret syndrome.

    Surgical endoscopy 2013 Feb

    Authors: Zhao JC, Barrera E, Salabat M, Denham W, Leung D, Ujiki M
    Abstract
    Gallstone ileus is an uncommon cause for small bowel obstruction. Less than 3 % of cases are due to a gallstone impacted in the duodenum or pylorus resulting in a gastric outlet obstruction, described by Bouveret in 1896. Most of the successful therapeutic maneuvers described involve open surgical removal of the stone through either a gastrotomy or duodenotomy, and reported morbidity is not insignificant. Endoscopic techniques continue to evolve, allowing for more complex procedures and avoidance of open surgery and its accompanying high morbidity. This video displays a rarely used endoscopic method of relieving gastric outlet obstruction caused by a stone in a patient with Bouveret syndrome.
    Video of successful endoscopic retrieval of a gallstone lodged in the pylorus is presented. An endoscopic retrieval basket is used, and key maneuvers highlighted include passage of the closed device distal to the stone, opening of the basket, and withdrawal of the stone under direct vision.
    After successful retrieval, endoscopic inspection revealed a normal duodenum and relief of the obstruction. Cholecystectomy was not performed, given that most cholecystoduodenal fistulae are large and will spontaneously close, especially if a patent cystic duct is present. Liver function tests were normal postoperatively, so no further evaluation of the bile duct was necessary.
    With new advances in technology, the endoscopic approach should be considered as the first line of treatment for cases of Bouveret syndrome because most patients are elderly with multiple comorbidities.
    PMID: 23052513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Single-incision surgery has higher cost with equivalent pain and quality-of-life scores compared with multiple-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomized blinded comparison.

    Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2012 Nov

    Authors: Leung D, Yetasook AK, Carbray J, Butt Z, Hoeger Y, Denham W, Barrera E, Ujiki MB
    Abstract
    Since the development of single-incision surgery, several retrospective studies have demonstrated its feasibility; however, randomized prospective trials are still lacking. We report a prospective randomized single-blinded trial with a cost analysis of single-incision (SI) to multi-incision (MI) laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
    After obtaining IRB approval, patients with chronic cholecystitis, acute cholecystitis, or biliary dyskinesia were offered participation in this multihospital, multisurgeon trial. Consenting patients were computer randomized into either a transumbilical SI or standard MI group; patient data were then entered into a prospective database.
    We report 79 patients that were prospectively enrolled and analyzed. Total hospital charges were found to be significantly different between SI and MI groups (MI $15,717 ± $14,231 vs SI $17,817 ± $5,358; p < 0.0001). Broken down further, the following subcharges were found to also be significant: operating room charges (MI $4,445 ± $1,078 vs SI $5,358 ± 893; p < 0.0001); medical/surgical supplies (MI $3,312 ± $6,526 vs SI $5,102 ± $1,529; p < 0.0001); and anesthesia costs (MI $579 ± $7,616 vs SI $820 ± $23,957; p < 0.0001). A validated survey (ie, Surgical Outcomes Measurement System) was used to evaluate various patient quality-of-life parameters at set visits after surgery; scores were statistically equivalent for fatigue, physical function, and satisfaction with results. No difference was found between visual analogue scale scores or inpatient and outpatient pain-medication use.
    We show SI surgery to have higher costs than MI surgery with equivalent quality-of-life scores, pain analogue scores, and pain-medication use.
    PMID: 22819642 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Sentinel node biopsy alone for node-positive breast cancer: 12-year experience at a single institution.

    Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2011 Jul

    Authors: Spiguel L, Yao K, Winchester DJ, Gorchow A, Du H, Sener SF, Martz B, Turk M, Barrera E, Winchester DP
    Abstract
    Complete node dissection for a tumor-positive sentinel node (SN) is becoming more controversial. We report our institution's 12-year experience with sentinel node biopsy (SNB) alone for a tumor-positive SN.
    This was a retrospective review from 1998 to 2009. Of 3,806 patients who underwent SNB, 2,139 underwent SNB alone, of which 1,997 were tumor-negative and 123 were tumor-positive. SNs were staged node-positive (N1mic or N1) according to American Joint Committee on Cancer criteria.
    One hundred and twenty-three node-positive patients underwent SNB alone with no completion axillary dissection for invasive breast cancer. Mean age was 57 years (range 32 to 92 years) and stage distribution was as follows: stage IIA: 76 (62%) patients; stage IIB: 40 (33%) patients; and stage III: 4 patients (3%). Mean size of the tumors was 1.9 cm (range 0.1 to 9 cm). Eighty-nine (72%) underwent lumpectomy and 34 (28%) underwent mastectomy. Ninety-three percent of patients underwent some form of adjuvant therapy. Forty-two patients (34%) did not undergo radiation and there were no axillary recurrences in this group. At median follow-up of 95 months, there has been 1 axillary recurrence (0.8%) and 13 deaths, 4 of which were attributed to metastatic breast cancer and the rest to non-breast-related causes.
    Axillary recurrence is rare after SN biopsy alone. This might be related to favorable tumor and patient characteristics and frequent use of adjuvant therapy.
    PMID: 21530326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]