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

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

Dr. Richard Bronson's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Bronson speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bronson include menstrual disorders, female infertility, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bronson trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and NYU Langone Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bronson takes.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. James Stelling's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Stelling is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stelling's areas of expertise include the following: female infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is professionally affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stelling trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Stelling has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Specializes in General Gynecology
498 Rt. 111
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Shobin is a specialist in general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shobin include menopause, colposcopy, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shobin (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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 an adult endocrinology specialist in East Setauket, NY. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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

Dr. Mindy Shaffran's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is rated highly by her patients. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaffran accepts. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shaffran trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Shaffran (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with 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, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Igor Kravets is an endocrinologist in East Setauket, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Kravets speaks Russian. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Kravets attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Smithtown, NY and Brentwood, NY. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kleopoulos include menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Kleopoulos attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kleopoulos is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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Dr. Melissa Rebecca Peskin-Stolze, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 Belle Mead Road; Suite E
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Peskin-Stolze's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, adolescent gynecology, and pre-eclampsia. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop ... (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 practices adult endocrinology in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Eschler's clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. She honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. 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, Metabolic Disorders, Amenorrhea, Type 2 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sharon Cote's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cote's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Cote performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cote welcomes new patients.

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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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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Three Village Womens Health; 100-16 S. Jersey Avenue
Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Deborah Davenport is an obstetrician and gynecologist in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Patient ratings for Dr. Davenport average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, 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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Wilson trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for his residency. Dr. Wilson (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Tafuri include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Andrew Lane practices pediatric endocrinology in Stony Brook, NY, Patchogue, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Dr. Lane attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lane honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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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