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We found 8 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Health Net HMO - Flex Funded near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Sandra L Beretta, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
136 N San Mateo Drive; Suite 101
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Sandra Beretta is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. 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). Dr. Beretta has a special interest in women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Beretta average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beretta is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beretta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Monica Contreras Devoy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Monica Devoy is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Devoy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Devoy's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Haichun Xie, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 305
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Haichun Xie is a general OB/GYN in Burlingame, CA. In her practice, Dr. Xie focuses on women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Xie's practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Xie attended medical school at Peking Union Medical College. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Alla V Skalnyi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 145
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Alla Skalnyi's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skalnyi include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skalnyi honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She speaks Russian. Dr. Skalnyi's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Uterine Prolapse, Pre-Eclampsia, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily I Yu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
136 North San Mateo Drive; Suite 101
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Emily Yu's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Yu focuses on women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. William D Zigrang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 202
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. William Zigrang is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zigrang average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Zigrang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Zigrang attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Zigrang is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Fine Needle Aspiration, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
136 N San Mateo Drive; Suite 101
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Tsai is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Mateo, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include women's health issues. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Q Offensend, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 700
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Offensend specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Clinical interests for Dr. Offensend include diabetes and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. Dr. Offensend is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (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.