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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 is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He works in Naperville, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. He 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Morris include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Morris's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Morris is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Ellen Kim is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kim completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Anita Swamy is a pediatric endocrinologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Swamy include diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Swamy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Swamy completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Marybeth Lore works as a general gynecologist in Chicago, IL. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Lore's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lore is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Chicago, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Barnes average 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and recurrent miscarriage. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Barnes trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Barnes's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, 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 is an adult endocrinology specialist in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hahr include disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and thyroid problems. Dr. Hahr is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hahr accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Adrenal Disorders, ... (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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Kazer graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In his practice, Dr. Kazer focuses on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kazer is affiliated with 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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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Aronsohn's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, diabetes, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aronsohn is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Gong works as an adult endocrinologist in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gong include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Gong is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gong is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Stoller average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and cushing's disease. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stoller takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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 works as an adult endocrinologist in Chicago, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Dunaif graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dunaif 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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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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

Dr. Barbara Diakos is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Diakos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Diakos completed a residency program at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Diakos is conversant in Greek. Dr. Diakos's professional 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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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Ovarian Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Feldstein practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Feldstein attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Feldstein's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Feldstein has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Pavone is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pavone's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Sanija Bajramovic specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Chicago, IL. She graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Bajramovic include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bajramovic at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bajramovic honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Croatian and Serbian. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolic Disorders, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rose Diakos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diakos accepts. Dr. Diakos is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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