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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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Peskin-Stolze's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peskin-Stolze takes. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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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 general gynecology specialist in Smithtown, NY. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Shobin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Shobin (or staff) is conversant in 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Shaffran's clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Shaffran is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency 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, 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 sees patients in East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He speaks Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kravets include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kravets takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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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 sees patients in East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. 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) is conversant in 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. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kleopoulos completed residency programs at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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, 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's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: menstrual disorders, female infertility, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Bronson accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Bronson attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He speaks 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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Mineola, NY and Stony Brook, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stelling's clinical interests include female infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is professionally affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Stelling has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices adult endocrinology in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Eschler (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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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 is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Huntington Station, NY and Commack, NY. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Cote include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cote honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cote is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is accepting 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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Dr. Deborah Morgan Davenport, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Three Village Womens Health; 100-16 S. Jersey Avenue
Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Deborah Davenport practices obstetrics and gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Davenport's clinical interests: warts, colposcopy, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davenport attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Tafuri include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices pediatric endocrinology in Stony Brook, NY, Patchogue, NY, and East Setauket, NY. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lane trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lane include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patients gave Dr. Lane an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane honors. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks the following 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.