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We found 9 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger works as a general OB/GYN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Honegger include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Honegger completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patient ratings for Dr. Honegger average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Erxin Zhang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Zhang's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Zhang's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Zhang completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Rudd an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Rudd is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rudd trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Rudd speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Foley include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Foley honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Ahsan obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Ahsan include women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahsan honors. Dr. Ahsan has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Ahsan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Frances Jewell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Jewell's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth Ann Matlock, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Matlock obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matlock takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat sees patients in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Richmond, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Venkat's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Venkat speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clare Elizabeth Rudolph, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Clare Rudolph specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rudolph include women's health issues. Dr. Rudolph is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Rudolph's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Family Planning, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's ... (Read more)

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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common endocrine disorder that causes symptoms such as acne, facial hair, and weight gain. It is often diagnosed when patients experience problems getting pregnant, because PCOS can interfere with ovulation. There is no cure for PCOS, but there are effective treatments that can lessen the severity of the symptoms.

Despite the name, not everyone with polycystic ovarian syndrome develops cysts on their ovaries. It is also possible to have ovarian cysts without having PCOS. The symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome are actually related to insulin resistance, a condition where the insulin made by the body is not effectively recognized by the cells. This causes the pancreas to release higher levels of insulin in order to keep blood sugar levels stable, and the excess insulin interferes with hormone production in the pituitary and ovaries, causing the PCOS symptoms.

The symptoms of PCOS include:
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Facial or body hair
  • Thinning head hair
  • Missing or irregular periods
  • Infertility

PCOS is a syndrome, which means that if you have PCOS you might not have each and every symptom. Even a few of them might be enough to have your physician check you for polycystic ovarian syndrome. Your doctor might perform an exam and order blood tests to measure your hormone levels.

Treatment for PCOS may include:
  • Insulin sensitizers, which help your body use the insulin you produce more effectively, lowering hormone levels. The most commonly used insulin sensitizer is metformin.
  • Weight loss. Being overweight does not cause PCOS, and PCOS can make losing weight difficult. Still, weight loss can improve symptoms for many women.
  • Birth control pills to regulate menstruation and sometimes reduce symptoms such as acne.
  • Fertility medications, especially medications to stimulate ovulation such as clomiphene.
  • Anti-androgen medications, which work to treat symptoms such as acne and facial hair.
  • Low-carb diets, which work similarly to insulin sensitizers to lower hormone levels and help reduce weight.
  • Ovarian drilling or resectioning, surgical procedures sometimes performed if infertility is a persistent problem. These procedures open up the wall of the ovary to temporarily make ovulation more likely.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women. Left untreated, it can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Fortunately there are many good treatment options available.