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

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

Dr. James Levey's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilmington Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levey include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patients rated Dr. Levey highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Levey's office for an appointment.

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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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Warren, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heffernan include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. She graduated from New York Medical College. She trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for her residency. Dr. Heffernan is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barresi include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Barresi's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. Dr. Barresi is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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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' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gibbons include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. Dr. Gibbons is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gibbons completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Warren, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. 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. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Masterson completed residency programs at Cooper University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenbaum honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Rosenbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. Laura Zimmermann, who practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ and Westfield, NJ, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Zimmermann attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimmermann include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zimmermann's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daisy Chin is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She works in Morristown, NJ and Summit, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Chin is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Goryeb Children's Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY).

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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.
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