We found 13 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Shield near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Matthew Webster Guile, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Guile is a general OB/GYN in Sacramento, CA. He is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Guile is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Guile is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Cole Yiakis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Carrie Yiakis is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yiakis honors. Dr. Yiakis graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yiakis has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Jeffrey A Graham, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Graham is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Graham attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Valley Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Courtney A Tibble, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Tibble's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Tibble completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tibble honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Wong is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Dr. Wong graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ginger R McMullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ginger McMullen is an endocrinologist. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. McMullen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. McMullen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith Ann Mikacich, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2277 Fair Oaks Boulevard; Suite 355
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Judith Mikacich is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Mikacich accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mikacich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mikacich's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Intrauterine Device, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Joseph Zeringue, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2288 Auburn Boulevard; #204
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Zeringue specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Davis, CA and Sacramento, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zeringue include infertility. Dr. Zeringue has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zeringue takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). 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, Recurrent ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Murray, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
1111 Exposition Boulevard; Building 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Murray's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Murray has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murray accepts. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Murray trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Murray has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Murray has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Heather Beatty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Heather Beatty's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beatty honors. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Beatty is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Jenifer L Burkhalter, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
621 Capitol Mall; Suite 950
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jenifer Burkhalter specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Carmichael, CA and Sacramento, CA. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Burkhalter trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and pregnancy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burkhalter's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Almonte, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Geriatrics
4100 E Commerce Way; Suite 110
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Anna Almonte works as an internist, general obstetrician and gynecologist, and geriatrician. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Almonte graduated from Odessa State Medical University and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Almonte (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Dr. Almonte is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Rachel Weinreb, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Weinreb's medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Weinreb graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, ... (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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