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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 specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willman accepts. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with 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, 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 an adult endocrinology specialist in Castro Valley, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Peck has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Peck honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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 works as a reproductive endocrinologist in San Ramon, CA. Dr. Hinckley's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hinckley is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Evan Rosenbluth is a reproductive endocrinologist and obstetrician in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Rosenbluth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to 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 studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shlesinger completed residency programs 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). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shlesinger takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Shlesinger is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is accepting 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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Mendelssohn is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Mendelssohn welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Her medical residency was performed 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Hayward, CA. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Polisetty has a special interest in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She graduated from Andhra Medical College and then she performed her residency at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Polisetty is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Chandler focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Chandler honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Chandler attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Chandler (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, 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)

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

Dr. Beth Cowan is a specialist in general gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Cowan focuses on women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Cowan completed residency programs at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cowan accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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 Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Hayward, CA and Pleasanton, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vatannia attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Vatannia is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Vatannia has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Rhew is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rhew is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is obstetrics. In addition to English, Dr. Badheka speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She 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. Dr. Badheka is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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.