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We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept HealthSmart near New York, NY.

Dr. Nancy Zhining Tang, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Tang is a specialist in general gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Tang attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Tang's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tang (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Tang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Anthony Grifo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
660 1st Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Grifo sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Grifo's clinical interests: bleeding, female infertility, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Grifo has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Bleeding, Ectopic Pregnancy, Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Noyes McLaughry, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
660 1st Avenue 5th Floor; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nicole Noyes sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: female infertility, fibroids, and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Noyes is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Noyes's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Noyes (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Hysteroscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, in Vitro Fertilization, Ectopic Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Fino, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
660 1st Avenue; Fifth Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mary Fino is an infertility specialist and gynecologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Fino is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menstrual disorders, female infertility, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Fino's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Fino (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Ectopic Pregnancy, Prolactinoma, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alan Stewart Berkeley, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
660 1st Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alan Berkeley is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He works in New York, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berkeley include female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Berkeley completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Berkeley (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Ukrainian, and Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Ectopic Pregnancy, Myomectomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Dr. Frederick L Licciardi, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
660 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Licciardi's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in New York, NY. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Clinical interests for Dr. Licciardi include female infertility, fibroids, and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Licciardi's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Licciardi (or staff) is conversant in Greek, Ukrainian, and Mandarin. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Ectopic Pregnancy, Surgical Procedures, ... (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.