We found 8 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Stamford, CT.

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

Dr. Joshua Hurwitz is an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hurwitz attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurwitz (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Hurwitz is professionally affiliated with New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Mark Leondires specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Maine Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Leondires average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Leondires is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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 her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murdock takes. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Murdock's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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. Dr. Kodaman (or staff) speaks French and Turkish. Her professional affiliations include Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kodaman is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Kodaman average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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: Infertility, Surgical Procedures, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Recurrent Miscarriage

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

Dr. Nora Miller's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. Dr. Miller welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Winthrop University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Recurrent Miscarriage

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

Dr. Laura Meyer works as an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Meyer accepts Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as 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: Polyps, Amenorrhea, Ovarian Disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lubna Pal is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Pal is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pal is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Emre Seli is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Westport, CT. Dr. Seli is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Istanbul University and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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.
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