We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code F20
Weston, FL
 

Dr. A. Kennedy's specialty is adult endocrinology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kennedy attended Queen's University Belfast for medical school and subsequently trained at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; Award as Exemplary Teacher, University of Florida; and Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Low Testosterone, Type 1 Diabetes, Blood Tests, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Bd10
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barry Peskin practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Weston, FL. These areas are among Dr. Peskin's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, essure, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr. Peskin attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Patient ratings for Dr. Peskin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peskin takes 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: Amenorrhea, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Tamilla Fork's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fork is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She 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. Dr. Fork graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Urologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

These areas are among Dr. Carmen Villabona's clinical interests: thyroid ultrasound, pituitary tumor, and thyroid cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Villabona obtained her medical school training at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Villabona is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Problems, Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Addison's Disease, Adrenal ... (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.