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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 general OB/GYN in Warren, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Heffernan is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heffernan's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from New York Medical College. She trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Barresi include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barresi takes. 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. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Barresi's practice 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. Dr. Levey obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Wilmington Hospital. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes 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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Gibbons attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gibbons accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Masterson a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Masterson include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masterson accepts. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Masterson's residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She 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 Berkeley Heights, NJ physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Rosenbaum is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.

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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 practices general gynecology. Dr. Zimmermann's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. She is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Zimmermann average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. Dr. Zimmermann's practice is open to 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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chin include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Her professional affiliations include 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.