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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Guile speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guile include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guile honors. His practice 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. Carrie Cole Yiakis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Carrie Yiakis' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yiakis is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is accepting new patients. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Graham include women's health issues. Dr. Graham is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Valley Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Graham is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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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 specialty is adult endocrinology. She has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tibble accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Tibble attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tibble is accepting 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. Michael James Murray, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
1111 Exposition Boulevard; Building 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Murray practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Murray's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murray include infertility. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Murray has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ernest Zeringue is a reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Zeringue's areas of expertise include infertility. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Zeringue's residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Daniel Wong's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Wong's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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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 a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. McMullen studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McMullen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mikacich include women's health issues. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mikacich honors. Dr. Mikacich graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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, Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Intrauterine Device, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Heather Beatty is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Beatty has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Beatty attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Beatty's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Burkhalter include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and pregnancy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, she performed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact her 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Carmichael, CA. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine, general obstetrics & gynecology, and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of Odessa State Medical University and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Almonte completed her residency training at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Almonte (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She welcomes 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-Kuehm, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Weinreb's specialty is general pediatrics. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Weinreb is conversant in Medical Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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