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We found 5 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage ASO - Tiered Network Plan for John Muir near Dublin, CA.

Dr. Nicole Avril Jeffrey Starr, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jeffrey-Starr include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Aruna Chakravorty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; First Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Aruna Chakravorty's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Chakravorty attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chakravorty at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chakravorty is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chakravorty (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle M Oliveira, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Oliveira practices general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oliveira studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oliveira accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oliveira welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Zhining Tang, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Tang's specialty is general gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Tang focuses on women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tang is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Megan Beatty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Megan Beatty is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Beatty include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beatty is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Beatty's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Sterilization, ... (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.