We found 20 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept CIGNA PPO near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Randy S Morris, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
900 N. Michigan Avenue; 15th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Randy Morris practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Morris average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Morris focuses on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morris graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Miscarriage, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Ellen Eunhae Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Kim specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anita Narayan Swamy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anita Swamy is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Swamy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. Dr. Swamy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Obesity, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Randall B Barnes, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2400; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Randall Barnes' specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnes's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and recurrent miscarriage. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnes graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Barnes's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Recurrent Miscarriage

Dr. Marybeth Lore, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 14-200; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marybeth Lore specializes in general gynecology. She is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Lore's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Lore obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Bone Density Test, Endoscopic Surgery, Ovarian Disease, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph R Kazer, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2400; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ralph Kazer, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. His clinical interests encompass polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Kazer attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kazer's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kazer has an open panel.

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All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization

Dr. Renee Simon Aronsohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2200; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Renee Aronsohn specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Aronsohn attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Aronsohn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Jennifer Huang Gong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
211 E Chicago Avenue, Suite 1050; Ada Building
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gong practices adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gong graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter A Stoller, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2200; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Walter Stoller's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoller's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stoller takes. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stoller trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Stoller is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stoller welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Atherosclerosis Prevention, Hirsutism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea E Dunaif, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 14-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Dunaif is an adult endocrinology specialist in Chicago, IL. She is especially interested in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dunaif attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dunaif speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Allison Jean Hahr, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 14-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Allison Hahr practices adult endocrinology in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hahr include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hahr obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mary Ellen G Pavone, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2400; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maryellen Pavone is a reproductive endocrinologist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Pavone attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pavone has an open panel.

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All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Rose Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1460 N Halsted Street; Suite 503
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rose Diakos is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diakos accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She speaks Greek. Dr. Diakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Dysplasia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Diakos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1460 N. Halsted Street; Suite 503
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Diakos' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Diakos studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patient ratings for Dr. Diakos average 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Diakos speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Marc Stuart Feldstein, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
680 N Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marc Feldstein is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Feldstein's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Feldstein attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Uterine Prolapse, Osteoporosis, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanija Bajramovic, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1745; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sanija Bajramovic works as an endocrinologist in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients gave Dr. Bajramovic an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bajramovic attended the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Grant Hospital of Chicago for residency. She is conversant in Croatian and Serbian. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.