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We found 14 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Smithtown, NY.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peskin-Stolze include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, Amenorrhea, Loop ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
498 Rt. 111
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Shobin is a specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Shobin's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Shobin attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Shobin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mindy Shaffran specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Shaffran is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaffran attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shaffran (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Igor Kravets, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Igor Kravets is an adult endocrinology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Kravets's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Metabolic Disorders, Thyroid Cancer, Amenorrhea, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joshua David Miller, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
26 Research Way; Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Miller is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Miller's clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 E. Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Smithtown, NY and Brentwood, NY. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kleopoulos trained at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Richard A Bronson, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2500 Nesconet Highway; Building 23b
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Richard Bronson is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bronson include menstrual disorders, female infertility, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Bronson is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bronson studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Miscarriages, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
2500 Nesconset Highway; Building 23b
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. James Stelling specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stelling include female infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is professionally affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Stelling attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stelling honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Miscarriages, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deirdre Cocks Eschler, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Stony Brook Internist; Ufpc Smumc, Hsc Level 15, Room 60
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Deirdre Eschler's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Eschler graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eschler include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. Dr. Eschler is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eschler (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon C Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2171 Jericho Turnpike; Suite 202
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Cote, who practices in Huntington Station, NY and Commack, NY, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Cote is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. She takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Cote attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Cesarean Section, Contraception, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Gynecologic Surgery, Menopause, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Deborah Morgan Davenport, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Three Village Womens Health; 100-16 S. Jersey Avenue
Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Deborah Davenport is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Davenport's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include warts, colposcopy, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Thomas Allen Wilson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Wilson sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Metabolism, Research, Growth Problems, Hypertension, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Sue Tafuri, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
100 Nicolls Road; Stony Brook Hospital Department of Pediatrics Hsc T11 Room080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Tafuri's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tafuri's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Metabolism, Research, Growth Problems, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Harry Lane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Lane sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, Patchogue, NY, and East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Lane's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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.