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We found 12 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 is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Willman is open to new patients. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Willman completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Marcia Constance Peck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Peck is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Peck's clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peck takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mary Hinckley's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Hinckley attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Hinckley has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is open to 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 is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenbluth accepts. Dr. Rosenbluth is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger is a specialist in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In his practice, he is particularly interested in disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Shlesinger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shlesinger speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Rama Polisetty works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Polisetty has a special interest in women's health issues. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Polisetty is professionally affiliated with 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, who practices in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is especially interested in women's health issues. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandler is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. Dr. Chandler (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers language support for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. 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, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrea Mendelssohn specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Castro Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Mendelssohn accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. 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, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia is a general OB/GYN in Hayward, CA and Pleasanton, CA. She speaks Persian. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Vatannia is affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before completing her residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Vatannia attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Vatannia takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Lynn Cowan, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Beth Cowan is a specialist in general gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Cowan accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cowan is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Miriam Rhew sees patients in San Leandro, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rhew completed residency programs at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Rhew is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Eden Medical Center, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rhew's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Castro Valley, CA. Her medical specialty is obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Badheka graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then she performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Badheka speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.