We found 8 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept United Healthcare Choice near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. Matthew Guile's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Guile is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Guile's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Yiakis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Yiakis is open to 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. Jeffrey A Graham, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Graham highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in women's health issues. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at Valley Medical Center, Dr. Graham attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Graham speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes 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 specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tibble include diabetes and metabolism. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tibble's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tibble 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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Sacramento, CA. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Wong has an open panel.

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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 in Sacramento, CA. Dr. McMullen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. McMullen average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McMullen is in-network for 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. Heather Beatty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Heather Beatty is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Sacramento, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Beatty average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Beatty completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Beatty is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rachel Weinreb is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weinreb is conversant in Medical Spanish. Her 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: 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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