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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' specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He practices in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Leondires trained at Maine Medical Center for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leondires takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Cynthia Murdock specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and Danbury, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Murdock is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murdock accepts. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Murdock's practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Joshua Hurwitz's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hurwitz at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Hurwitz graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hurwitz completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Hurwitz (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 2500
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Laura Meyer is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Her professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Meyer performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to 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)

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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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kodaman at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kodaman accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kodaman (or staff) is conversant in French and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Surgical Procedures, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pregnancy, 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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. Dr. Miller attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Miller speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist in New Haven, CT, Westport, CT, and Stamford, CT. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pal is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes 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)

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

Dr. J. Martin practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Martin attended Yale School of Medicine. 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 is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Seli is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Istanbul University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seli takes. Dr. Seli is accepting 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.