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We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Health Net HMO - Flex Funded near Burlingame, CA.

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. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Devoy's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Devoy 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. Alla V Skalnyi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 145
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Alla Skalnyi is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Skalnyi include women's health issues. Dr. Skalnyi's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She graduated from Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then she performed her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Skalnyi's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Haichun Xie, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 120
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Haichun Xie sees patients in Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xie has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She graduated from Peking Union Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Xie 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. William D Zigrang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 202
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. William Zigrang is a specialist in adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zigrang honors. Dr. Zigrang attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Sandra Beretta's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Beretta is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Beretta is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Beretta (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Emily I Yu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
136 North San Mateo Drive; Suite 101
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Emily Yu works as a general OB/GYN. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed 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). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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)

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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.