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

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

Dr. Susan Willman specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Willman has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Honegger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, Dr. Zhang focuses on women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zhang obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. 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. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley is a general OB/GYN in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Foley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Foley is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Evan Rosenbluth specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenbluth graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Rosenbluth 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, Recurrent ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Beth Matlock sees patients in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Matlock performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She 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 works as a general OB/GYN. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahsan is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ahsan obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Ahsan is professionally affiliated with 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, 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Berkeley, CA, Orinda, CA, and Richmond, CA. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Jewell is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Jewell speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jewell's 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. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #203
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Anahat Sandhu, who practices in Lafayette, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Sandhu focuses on menopause. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Sandhu is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sandhu is conversant in Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Debra Levinsky is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Levinsky has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levinsky graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Kurt Wharton is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Lafayette, CA. Dr. Wharton speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wharton include women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Wharton is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wharton honors. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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.
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