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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zigrang is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Zigrang focuses on diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Zigrang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Zigrang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with 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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Beretta highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Beretta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Beretta is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Beretta is open to 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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Burlingame, CA. In her practice, Dr. Devoy focuses on women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Devoy studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Devoy trained at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Devoy's professional 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at Peking Union Medical College, she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Xie has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xie's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Her 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 V Skalnyi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 145
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Alla Skalnyi practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Skalnyi average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Skalnyi's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is open to new patients. Dr. Skalnyi is a graduate of Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield's residency program. Dr. Skalnyi is conversant in Russian.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu is accepting new patients. 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).

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

Dr. Michelle Tsai sees patients in San Mateo, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Tsai honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Tsai 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 specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Offensend graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Offensend's practice 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.