We found 22 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept CIGNA POS near Orinda, CA.

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

Dr. Susan Willman practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Willman attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Willman's office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Honegger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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, 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 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhang honors. Her practice is open to new patients. 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.

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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
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Berkeley, CA and Richmond, CA. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Rudd is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Rudd completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rudd's 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 his office for an appointment.

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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. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Foley is professionally affiliated with 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 subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Foley average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Foley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Foley's practice is open to 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. Ryszard Jerzy Chetkowski, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2999 Regent Street; Suite 101-a
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Ryszard Chetkowski's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In Dr. Chetkowski's practice, he is particularly interested in infertility. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Chetkowski has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chetkowski (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian, French, and Polish. Dr. Chetkowski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Myomectomy, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization, Fibroids, Recurrent ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Evan Rosenbluth's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics; he sees patients in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. Dr. Rosenbluth accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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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. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Matlock trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matlock accepts. She is affiliated with 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: 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 is a general OB/GYN. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahsan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Ahsan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Ahsan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She welcomes 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Jewell focuses on women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jewell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Jewell welcomes 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. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Venkat trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; Suite 203
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Anahat Sandhu's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandhu include menopause. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Sandhu completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She speaks Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. 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, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Grace Si-Wah Eng, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
350 30th Street; Suite 320
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Grace Eng is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Eng include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Eng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Eng's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers interpreting services for Russian, Hungarian, and Spanish-speaking patients. Her professional 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 Dr. Eng's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Edward Martin Blumenstock, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 301
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Edward Blumenstock's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urogynecological problems. Dr. Blumenstock's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Blumenstock is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Magdy Halim Girgis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 301
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Magdy Girgis' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Girgis include women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Dr. Girgis attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Girgis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His 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)

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

Dr. Debra Levinsky's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Levinsky completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. In her practice, Dr. Levinsky focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Levinsky has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (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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