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We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Coventry Bronze near Avon, OH.

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Julierut Tantibhedhyangkul is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul speaks Thai. Clinical interests for Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul include polyps, female infertility, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Fairview Hospital. She attended medical school at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. Her training includes residency programs at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients gave Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Amenorrhea, Tumor, Miscarriages, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometrial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw3
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ossama Lashin specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Lashin's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and thyroid cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Lashin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lashin attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Aspiration, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Michele Marie Colangelo, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2001 Crocker Road; Mail Code Fwl650
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Michele Colangelo is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), menopause, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Colangelo is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colangelo studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Rectocele, Menopause, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Amenorrhea, Miscarriages, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw3
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ashraf El-Dabh is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and Assiut University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Areas of expertise for Dr. El-Dabh include vaginal atrophy, menopause, and breast pain. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. El-Dabh honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Female Incontinence, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vulvar ... (Read more)

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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.