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We found 13 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome near Lafayette, CA.

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Patients rated Dr. Honegger highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Honegger's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Cynthia Erxin Zhang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Zhang's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Zhang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Zhang's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Rudd a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Rudd performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Foley is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Foley's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Foley's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Patrice Willman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
89 Davis Road; Suite 280
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Susan Willman's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; she sees patients in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Willman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Willman completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Beth Ann Matlock, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Matlock accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Matlock is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Ahsan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ahsan attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahsan has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is accepting 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. Megan Frances Jewell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Berkeley, CA, Orinda, CA, and Richmond, CA. Dr. Jewell is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jewell include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Jewell is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). 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, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Michael Rosenbluth, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics
89 Davis Road; #280
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Evan Rosenbluth is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics. He works in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenbluth's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clare Elizabeth Rudolph, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; 2nd Floor
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Clare Rudolph is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in South Lake Tahoe, CA, Richmond, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Rudolph has a special interest in women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Rudolph welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Family Planning, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Martin Blumenstock, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 Moraga Road; Suite 201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Edward Blumenstock works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blumenstock include urogynecological problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blumenstock honors. Dr. Blumenstock has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Blumenstock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Deborah Ann Levinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3466 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; Suite C100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Debra Levinsky sees patients in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Levinsky a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Levinsky is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Kurt R Wharton, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Wharton sees patients in Lafayette, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wharton focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Wharton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wharton is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Wharton is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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