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

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

Dr. William Zigrang's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Zigrang is conversant in French. Clinical interests for Dr. Zigrang include diabetes and metabolism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Zigrang studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zigrang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beretta include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Beretta welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Beretta attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Beretta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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. She works in Burlingame, CA. In her practice, Dr. Devoy focuses on women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Devoy obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Xie attended Peking Union Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Westchester Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Xie's practice is open to 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. Alla Skalnyi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 145
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Alla Skalnyi is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Burlingame, CA. In her practice, Dr. Skalnyi focuses on women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Skalnyi is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She speaks Russian. Dr. Skalnyi is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Skalnyi is open to 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in San Mateo, CA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency 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 attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Michelle Tsai's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Tsai completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Tsai has an open panel.

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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's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Offensend graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Offensend completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Offensend is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is open to new patients.

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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.
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