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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's specialty is general gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Tang focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Tang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tang has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in New York, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grifo at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, female infertility, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Grifo is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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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 is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Noyes include female infertility, fibroids, and recurrent miscarriage. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Noyes attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Noyes has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Noyes (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: menstrual disorders, female infertility, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Fino is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Fino's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Fino (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Berkeley is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and fibroids. Dr. Berkeley is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Berkeley has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Berkeley (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek, Ukrainian, and Mandarin. Dr. Berkeley 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, 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 attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. These areas are among his clinical interests: female infertility, fibroids, and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Licciardi is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Licciardi is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Licciardi (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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.