We found 8 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Douglas Edward Gearity, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Hunters Creek Boulevard; Suite 1
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Gearity works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Orlando, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gearity graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gearity is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Miscarriage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theresa Adadzewa Fynn, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
Office of Theresa Fynn (satellite Office); City Centre 222 Broadway, Suite 202
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Theresa Fynn is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in continuous glucose monitoring. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fynn takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Fynn attended medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School. She is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring, MD).

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Dysmenorrhea

Dr. Richard A Real, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1170 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Richard Real's area of specialization is general gynecology. He is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and a graduate of Harbor Hospital, Baltimore's residency program. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Real honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Real speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
207 Park Place Boulevard; Suite 3
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Patel's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending B.J. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervicitis, Incontinence, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael R Denardis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
907b N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Denardis practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Kissimmee, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Denardis attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise L Klemczak, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 Neptune Road
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Denise Klemczak is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Providence Health System. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klemczak is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Tissue Transfer, Pre-Eclampsia, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Miscarriage, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark R Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Palazzolo is a general OB/GYN in Kissimmee, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Palazzolo attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Providence Health System for residency. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Marcietta Wilson's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson takes. Dr. Wilson attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean ... (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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