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We found 11 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept AARP near Lafayette, CA.

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

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Honegger's clinical interests include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Zhang's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Zhang focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zhang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Her practice 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rudd is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rudd completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Rudd is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Foley an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Foley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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 is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Willman is open to new patients. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Willman completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Beth Matlock's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Matlock accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Matlock attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to 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 and practices in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahsan include women's health issues. Dr. Ahsan is rated highly by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ahsan has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Megan Frances Jewell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jewell 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 several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel. Dr. Jewell obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenbluth accepts. Dr. Rosenbluth is 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, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Debra Levinsky works as a general OB/GYN. In her practice, Dr. Levinsky focuses on women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Levinsky's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, 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, 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 is a Lafayette, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wharton's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wharton takes. Dr. Wharton is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wharton's practice is open to new patients.

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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.