We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept AmeriHealth POS near Sewell, NJ.

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

Dr. Stephen Sawin works as a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist in Marlton, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Suite 225, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sawin include female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Sawin studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Sawin has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. 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, who practices in Marlton, NJ, Turnersville, NJ, and Linwood, NJ, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Skaf highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Skaf include female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before performing his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Skaf attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Skaf's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Gary Packin's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in Marlton, NJ, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Packin include menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and prenatal ultrasound. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Packin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Packin studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Prenatal Ultrasound, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, ... (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 works as a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. His areas of expertise include female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. Patient ratings for Dr. Vandeerlin average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vandeerlin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Vandeerlin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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. Dr. Kuzbari attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Louis Manara's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patients rated Dr. Manara highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manara include menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and prenatal ultrasound. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Manara completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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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