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 medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gearity is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gearity accepts. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fynn include continuous glucose monitoring. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fynn graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School and then she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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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 medical specialty is general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Real average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 M 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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended B.J. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Denardis graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Denardis is conversant in 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. Mark Robert Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Palazzolo is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Kissimmee, FL. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. John Providence Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klemczak takes.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson honors. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wilson speaks French.

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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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