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 is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Bronson is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: menstrual disorders, female infertility, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of expertise include female infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stelling takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Dr. Stelling attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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)

Specializes in General Gynecology
498 Rt. 111
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Shobin practices general gynecology. Dr. Shobin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include menopause, colposcopy, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Shobin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Shobin accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Miller (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and pituitary disorders. Dr. Miller attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Igor Kravets is an adult endocrinology specialist in East Setauket, NY. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kravets attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kravets 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)

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

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleopoulos include menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Kleopoulos is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Kleopoulos has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kleopoulos takes 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)

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

Dr. Mindy Shaffran specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaffran include menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Shaffran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Shaffran's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Shaffran (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her professional 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, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peskin-Stolze's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, adolescent gynecology, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Peskin-Stolze honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eschler include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and cushing's disease. Dr. Eschler accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 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, who practices in Huntington Station, NY and Commack, NY, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Cote's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. 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 speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. She 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Wilson works as a pediatric endocrinologist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wilson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. 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 specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tafuri include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Tafuri accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tafuri's training includes a residency program 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)

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

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

Dr. Deborah Davenport, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Davenport is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davenport's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Davenport attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Lane's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lane include diabetes, thyroid problems, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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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