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's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Tang (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. In Dr. Tang's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang's 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. Jamie Anthony Grifo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
660 1st Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Grifo's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Grifo has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bleeding, female infertility, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. 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 the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He 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, 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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in New York, NY. Dr. Noyes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Clinical interests for Dr. Noyes include female infertility, fibroids, and recurrent miscarriage. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Noyes attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Mary Fino sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Fino graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Her areas of expertise include menstrual disorders, female infertility, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Patient ratings for Dr. Fino average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Fino has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Fino (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He practices in New York, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Berkeley's areas of expertise include the following: female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Berkeley is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Berkeley attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Berkeley (or staff) speaks Greek, Ukrainian, and Mandarin.

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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 works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in New York, NY. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Licciardi include female infertility, fibroids, and recurrent miscarriage. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Licciardi attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Licciardi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Ukrainian, and Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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.