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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Guile honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Guile 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Sacramento, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Yiakis accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Graham attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Valley Medical Center. He is especially interested in women's health issues. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Graham takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Tibble attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Tibble takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Daniel Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Wong is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Wong attended Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ginger McMullen, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of particular interest for Dr. McMullen include diabetes and metabolism. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. McMullen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She 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. Heather Beatty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Heather Beatty is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Patients rated Dr. Beatty highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Beatty attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. 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: 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 works as a general pediatrician. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinreb graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Weinreb's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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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.