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We found 10 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Susan Patrice Willman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
100 Park Place; #200
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Susan Willman specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willman takes. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Willman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary De Raismes Hinckley, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
100 Park Place; #200
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Mary Hinckley is a San Ramon, CA physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Hinckley attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Hinckley average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hinckley is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Surgical Procedures, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Michael Rosenbluth, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics
100 Park Place; #200
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Evan Rosenbluth specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics and practices in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenbluth is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Laser Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
111 Deerwood Road; #180
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shlesinger's areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patient ratings for Dr. Shlesinger average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Shlesinger's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Richardson Mendelssohn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 200
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Mendelssohn's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendelssohn include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Mendelssohn obtained her medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Mendelssohn is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Rama Devi Polisetty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Rama Polisetty is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Polisetty's training includes residency programs at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Polisetty's professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Polisetty's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chandler include women's health issues. Dr. Chandler's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandler is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Chandler (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers language support for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia, who practices in Hayward, CA and Pleasanton, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vatannia include women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Vatannia attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Vatannia is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1300 Bancroft Avenue; Suite 204
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Miriam Rhew is a pediatrician in San Leandro, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Dr. Rhew completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rhew is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Nutrition Counseling, Adolescent Issues, Mouth Problems, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonia Louise Badheka, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Badheka's area of specialization is obstetrics. In her practice, Dr. Badheka focuses on women's health issues. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, she completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Essure, Ectopic Pregnancy, ... (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.