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We found 9 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Stamford, CT.

Dr. Mark Peter Leondires, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Mark Leondires is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leondires attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maine Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Leondires welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Polyps, Myomectomy, Amenorrhea, Ovarian Disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Maier Hurwitz, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Joshua Hurwitz, who practices in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hurwitz accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Hurwitz trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Hurwitz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Hurwitz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polyps, Myomectomy, Ovarian ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Cynthia Murdock works as a reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and Danbury, CT. Patients rated Dr. Murdock highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Murdock speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polyps, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 2500
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Laura Meyer specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Meyer takes Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. She welcomes new patients. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Polyps, Amenorrhea, Ovarian Disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Pinar Kodaman is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Stamford, CT. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kodaman is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kodaman (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Turkish. Dr. Kodaman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Surgical Procedures, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 2500
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Nora Miller is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Miller a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. She is open to new patients. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Miller speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Lubna Pal is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Pal is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Menstrual Disorders, Perimenopause, Obesity, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. J. Martin is a reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Westport, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Emre Seli, who practices in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Westport, CT, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Istanbul University. Dr. Seli completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seli honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Menstrual Disorders, Infertility, Multiple Pregnancy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in ... (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.