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

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

Dr. Courtney Tibble is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tibble include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. 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. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Guile's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Guile is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carrie Yiakis is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Yiakis attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yiakis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Graham's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Graham is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Graham performed his residency at Valley Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Mikacich honors 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Mikacich is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (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. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wong's office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult endocrinology in Sacramento, CA. Her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. The average patient rating for Dr. McMullen is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. McMullen graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. McMullen 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. Ernest Joseph Zeringue, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2288 Auburn Boulevard; #204
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Zeringue is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Zeringue's clinical interests include infertility. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeringue accepts. Dr. Zeringue is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano Community Provider Network (CPN), and Sutter Davis Hospital. 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, ... (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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murray include infertility. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Murray is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Laser Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, ... (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 a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has a special interest in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beatty is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jenifer Burkhalter's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Burkhalter takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine, general obstetrics & gynecology, and geriatrics (elderly care). In her practice, Dr. Almonte focuses on women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is a graduate of Odessa State Medical University and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at St. John's Episcopal Hospital for her residency. Dr. Almonte (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). 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, 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. Dr. Weinreb is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She speaks Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes 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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