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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in East Setauket, NY. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Peskin-Stolze include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Peskin-Stolze is in-network for 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's specialty is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shobin include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Shobin takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shaffran's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Her professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaffran graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Shaffran (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, ... (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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kleopoulos's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kleopoulos trained at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is 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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Bronson average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menstrual disorders, female infertility, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Bronson honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently 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, Miscarriage, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Igor Kravets works as an endocrinologist in East Setauket, NY. He speaks Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Kravets include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kravets is in-network for 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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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
2500 Nesconset Highway; Building 23b
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. James Stelling specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. These areas are among his clinical interests: female infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Stelling's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Dr. Stelling 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. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Miscarriage, 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Eschler (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Eschler's clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Cote attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cote's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Her average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cote honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cote is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Her practice is open to 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 a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, colposcopy, and menopause. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davenport honors. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Davenport trained 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson 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 practices pediatric endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Tafuri graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Andrew Lane's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Lane's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lane honors. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. 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.