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 a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurwitz accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Hurwitz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Hurwitz's practice 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)

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

Dr. Mark Leondires is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He works in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT. Dr. Leondires attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leondires trained at Maine Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leondires's hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Leondires's 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)

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

Dr. Pinar Kodaman specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kodaman attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Kodaman's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kodaman (or staff) is conversant in French and Turkish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Miller obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Winthrop University Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Miller is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Recurrent Miscarriage

Dr. Cynthia Marie Murdock, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Cynthia Murdock is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. Dr. Murdock is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murdock takes. She is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Murdock completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Murdock speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Murdock is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Laura Meyer's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Meyer attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pal is in-network 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. Dr. Pal attended medical school at Dow Medical College. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

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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's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Istanbul University. Dr. Seli completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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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