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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gearity's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Gearity completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Cesarean Section, Contraception, Sickle ... (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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fynn's clinical interests include continuous glucose monitoring. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Fynn completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Richard Real works as a general gynecologist in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Dr. Real takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Real graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Sickle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Patel is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Patel's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending B.J. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Incontinence, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Denardis is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Denardis studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Denardis takes. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Denise Klemczak is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Klemczak is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at St. John Providence Health System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Tissue Transfer, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriages, Osteoporosis, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Labor and ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marcietta Wilson practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Wilson takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after 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.