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We found 8 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Consolidated Services Group near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Dr. Kathleen A Heffernan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Kathleen Heffernan is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Heffernan's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Her clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heffernan is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Joseph A Barresi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Barresi's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Barresi's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. James A Levey, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. James Levey works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Levey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levey accepts. Dr. Levey is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Wilmington Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Alice B Gibbons, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Alice Gibbons is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gibbons honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gibbons's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Christine Masterson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Christine Masterson works as a general OB/GYN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masterson include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Masterson is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Cooper University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Masterson attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Masterson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Robert L Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Rosenbaum is a specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Rosenbaum's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Rosenbaum's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenbaum accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Laura Senn Zimmermann, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Wittmann, 3rd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Laura Zimmermann is a general gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmermann include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. She is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Zimmermann's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zimmermann welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
11 Overlook Road, Suite 230; Medical Arts Center Building Ii
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Daisy Chin specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Chin is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY). She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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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.