TLC: A Tradition of Listening & Caring! That’s not just a phrase, but a motto. Every patient in front of me is treated like I would my wife, sister, mother or daughter. By the way, I love all those people so that’s a good thing! Dr. Edward Taras, my Father, started this practice in 1968 & we’ve been in the same place, ever since. He’s since passed away, but I came on board in 1996.

Gynecology – Hormones One pill does not fit all is my motto. You’re not a computer so why should there be only one solution? I’ve done my research and beleive in both traditional HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) and BioIdentical (Natural) HRT. Most docs will give you a choice of one or the other, but if there are 31 different flavors of ice cream, why can’t there be 31 ways to do hormones? Customized to YOU! I’ve been prescribing B-HRT since 1996 so am not a “Johnnie-come-lately.” Shouldn’t hormones be prescribed by a gynecologist? Put aside all those Google searches and come on over!

As of July 1st, 2006, I dropped doing baby deliveries to focus on, amongst other things, menopausal management of hormones and technological advancements in minimally invasive surgeries. Before I retired from obstetrics I was the youngest Chairman of the Department of Ob/Gyn that West Hills Hospital had ever had.  No more waiting room anticipating when your Ob/Gyn will return from the hospital because of a delivery.

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Studies have shown that most women age 16 – 65 want to use just one doctor for most of their medical needs and that physician is their Ob/Gyn.  In 2014 we went OON (out of network) because insurances were coercing doctors to see patients every 8 minutes! Now we can see you in 5 minutes or 55 minutes or whatever you need, we’re here for you! Of course I’m available for routine Pap smears, infection checks and abnormal bleeding, but even cough/colds can be handled through our office.  “One stop shopping” is what we offer, and if I can’t figure it out, we’ll refer you to someone who can.

Kelli Accounts Manager
I’m Kelli, the behind the scenes person for Dr. Taras. I help navigate the very confusing process of insurance to best utilize your OON (out of network) benefits. I schedule and coordinate surgeries along with obtaining authorizations for specialty procedures and injectable medications.
I encourage you to reach out to me with any questions or problems regarding insurance or billing.
While not with my office family, you can bet I am with at least one or two of my FIVE grandsons!  They are my reason to stay healthy and active.
Chris Front Office Manager
I’m Chris, the front office manager for Dr. Taras. I have been in the medical field as office support staff for the last 25 years. I am the voice you hear when you call our office. I have been blessed to work with this amazing staff and Dr. Taras for the past several years. My goal is to make sure our office is the right fit for your needs as well as making sure you are comfortable coming to your GYN office. When I am not with my office family and patients, I am enjoying time with my family. I have been married for 30+ years and we have 3 wonderful adult daughters and 3 happy, smart, beautiful and sassy grand-daughters.
Nina Medical Assistant
I am Nina, and I am the back office Medical Assistant for Dr. Taras. I have been in the Medical field for 6 years. I assist Dr. Taras during all of his office exams and with all in office surgical procedures. I work hard to make sure all of our patients have a positive experience in our office and I enjoy seeing our patients walk out with a smile. After work I love spending time with my loved ones. I am honored and blessed to be part of the 818GYN family.


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