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 is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Zigrang has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Zigrang attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Beretta has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Beretta attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Beretta (or staff) is conversant in 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. Haichun Xie, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 305
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Haichun Xie's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Peking Union Medical College for medical school, Dr. Xie completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Xie include women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xie is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. 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. Monica Contreras Devoy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Monica Devoy's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Devoy completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Devoy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She welcomes 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. Alla Skalnyi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 145
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Alla Skalnyi practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Burlingame, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Skalnyi average 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Skalnyi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. Dr. Skalnyi is conversant in Russian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Skalnyi welcomes 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and 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's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She welcomes 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 practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Offensend's clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Offensend accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He is accepting 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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