We found 5 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Coventry Bronze near Avon, OH.

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Dr. Julierut T Tantibhedhyangkul, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Julierut Tantibhedhyangkul sees patients in Avon, OH, Strongsville, OH, and Cleveland, OH. Her medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She graduated from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University and then she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul include polyps, hysterosalpingography, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Patient ratings for Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Thai. Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul is affiliated with Avon Hospital, Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center, and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Tumor, Miscarriage, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro ... (Read more)

Dr. Ossama M Lashin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ossama Lashin's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patients rated Dr. Lashin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and thyroid cancer. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Lashin is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Low Testosterone, Hyperthyroidism, Klinefelter Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Prolactinoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Lee Borst, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Kevin Borst is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Borst's areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Borst's professional affiliations include Avon Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Low Testosterone, Type 1 Diabetes, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michele Colangelo's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Colangelo include rectocele (posterior prolapse), menopause, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Colangelo has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colangelo's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Blood Tests, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashraf Neyazi Ayad Zaka El-Dabh, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ashraf El-Dabh practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics & gynecology in North Olmsted, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. El-Dabh's areas of expertise include the following: vaginal atrophy, menopause, and breast pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and Assiut University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. El-Dabh performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Avon Hospital and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Female Incontinence, Hysterosalpingography, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, ... (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.
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