We found 12 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Castro Valley, CA.

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

Dr. Mary Hinckley is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Hinckley average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Hinckley is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hinckley trained at Stanford University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Susan Willman practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Willman attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Willman's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Castro Valley, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Peck has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Peck completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peck's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Evan Rosenbluth's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics; he sees patients in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. Dr. Rosenbluth accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger is an adult endocrinology specialist in San Ramon, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Shlesinger is especially interested in disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shlesinger is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Shlesinger welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Andrea Mendelssohn is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Castro Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Mendelssohn accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Mendelssohn performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center.

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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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. In her practice, Dr. Polisetty focuses on women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Before performing her residency at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Polisetty attended Andhra Medical College for medical school. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chandler (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandler include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Chandler is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Beth Cowan is a general gynecologist in Pleasanton, CA and Hayward, CA. Dr. Cowan has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cowan speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Vatannia's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She welcomes new patients. 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. She speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Miriam Rhew is a general pediatrician in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Rhew is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, she 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). Dr. Rhew accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Sonia Badheka, who practices in Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in obstetrics. In her practice, Dr. Badheka focuses on women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Badheka's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Badheka's professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She 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.
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