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We found 7 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept BlueCross BlueShield of Florida near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Douglas Edward Gearity, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Gearity's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gearity takes. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Bhupendrakumar Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Bhupendrakumar Patel's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Michael Ronald Denardis, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Denardis is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Denardis attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Denardis has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Mark Robert Palazzolo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Denise L Klemczak, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Denise Klemczak is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klemczak takes. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Marcietta Wilson specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wilson speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Ahmed M.H. Al-Malt, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ahmed Al-Malt is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Al-Malt at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Al-Malt (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Al-Malt is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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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.