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We found 21 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept CIGNA POS near Orinda, CA.

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

Dr. Marilyn Honegger works as a general OB/GYN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Honegger 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). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Honegger completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patient ratings for Dr. Honegger average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She 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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Zhang's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Zhang completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Rudd an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Rudd is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rudd trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Rudd speaks Spanish.

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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. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Foley include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Foley honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. 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). She is conversant in 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; #280
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Susan Willman specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willman takes. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Willman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Arzou Ahsan practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. 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). Clinical interests for Dr. Ahsan include women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahsan honors. Dr. Ahsan has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Ahsan's practice is open to 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Jewell's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell is conversant in Spanish. 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: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (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 obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matlock takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Ryszard Jerzy Chetkowski, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2999 Regent Street; Suite 101-a
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Ryszard Chetkowski sees patients in Berkeley, CA. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chetkowski is especially interested in infertility. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Chetkowski has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chetkowski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian, French, and Polish. He is 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: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Myomectomy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Endometriosis

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 and practices in Orinda, CA and San Ramon, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenbluth is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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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. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat sees patients in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Richmond, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Venkat's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Venkat speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Clare Rudolph specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rudolph include women's health issues. Dr. Rudolph is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Rudolph's practice is open to 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. In his practice, Dr. Blumenstock focuses on urogynecological problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Blumenstock performed his residency at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Blumenstock 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: 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Girgis focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Girgis accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Girgis trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Girgis (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Girgis is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Girgis has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levinsky accepts. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Levinsky attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Levinsky 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: Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Grace Eng's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eng include diabetes and metabolism. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Eng has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers interpreting services for patients who speak Russian, Hungarian, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Eng is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Metabolism, Bone Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (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.