We found 12 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept United Healthcare POS near Daly City, CA.

Dr. Karen Elizabeth Earle, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Earle works as an endocrinologist. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Earle has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Earle has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Earle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Rong Wendy Zeng, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1850 Sullivan Avenue; Suite 550
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. R. Zeng is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Daly City, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Zeng is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zeng's clinical interests include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Central South University for medical school, Dr. Zeng completed her residency training at York Hospital. Dr. Zeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin. In addition, she offers interpreting services for Cantonese-speaking patients. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton 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: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Potrero Avenue; #6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat is a general OB/GYN. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Venkat attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Venkat completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Venkat speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa E Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4150 Clement Street; Veterans Affairs Med Center 111n
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Weinberg's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Weinberg focuses on diabetes and metabolism. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinberg's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ziyad Joseph Hannon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2645 Ocean Avenue; Suite 309
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ziyad Hannon's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hannon has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hannon accepts. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. Dr. Hannon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Hannon is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Tirun A Gopal, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Tirun Gopal's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gopal include women's health issues. Dr. Gopal's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gopal's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Gopal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonia Catalina Zarate-Navarro, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
901 Campus Drive; Suite 313
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Zarate is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zarate average 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zarate include women's health issues. Dr. Zarate accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zarate is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and a graduate of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Zarate (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Emily N Hu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1850 Sullivan Avenue; #550
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Emily Hu is a general OB/GYN in Daly City, CA. Dr. Hu graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. Hu trained at Stanford University Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Hu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin. She also offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese and Spanish. Dr. Hu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. She is accepting 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. Douglas Edward Rittenhouse, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1850 Sullivan Avenue; #550
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Rittenhouse is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rittenhouse include women's health issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Rittenhouse attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Rittenhouse (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rittenhouse's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Cheng-Yang Christian Tuan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 102
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cheng-Yang Tuan practices adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tuan takes. Dr. Tuan has an open panel. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tuan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lily Kathryn Pemberton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1580 Valencia Street; #508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lily Pemberton's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pemberton attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pemberton accepts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Pemberton welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Infertility, Incontinence, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ann Santos Fernandez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
901 Campus Drive; Suite 207
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Mary Fernandez is a pediatrician in Daly City, CA. Dr. Fernandez (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Fernandez attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is accepting new patients.

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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.