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We found 7 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept AmeriHealth POS near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Stephen Wooten Sawin, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite B-4
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Sawin practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Marlton, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Suite 225, NJ. His areas of expertise include female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. Dr. Sawin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sawin has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Cysts, Ultrasound, in Vitro Fertilization, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Skaf, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite B-4
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Skaf's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in Marlton, NJ, Turnersville, NJ, and Linwood, NJ. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Skaf's areas of expertise include the following: female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skaf is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Cysts, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, in Vitro Fertilization, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary S Packin, DO
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite B-4
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Packin is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He works in Marlton, NJ, Turnersville, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Packin completed a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise include menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and prenatal ultrasound. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Packin is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Prenatal Ultrasound, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter G Van Deerlin, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite B-4
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Vandeerlin's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Vandeerlin is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vandeerlin completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vandeerlin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vandeerlin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Cysts, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite B4
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Oumar Kuzbari is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Marlton, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuzbari include female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. Dr. Kuzbari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Kuzbari attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Cysts, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis R Manara, DO
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Manara is an infertility specialist in Voorhees, NJ and Sewell, NJ. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Manara's clinical interests include menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and prenatal ultrasound. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Manara is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Prenatal Ultrasound, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Cervix Problems, Breast Issues, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
901 Route 168; Suites 301-305
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Podgorski sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. His medical specialty is diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Podgorski include menopause, female incontinence, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Podgorski's professional affiliations include South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, ... (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.