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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code A81
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Marjan Attaran's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Attaran's areas of expertise include female infertility, contraception (birth control), and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Attaran is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Attaran completed a residency program at Summa Akron City Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Amenorrhea, Miscarriage, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro ... (Read more)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code A81
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Julierut Tantibhedhyangkul is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Avon, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Strongsville, OH. She graduated from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. For her residency, Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among her clinical interests: polyps, hysterosalpingography, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul speaks Thai. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3574 Center Road
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Kevin McComsey's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. McComsey include rectocele (posterior prolapse), colposcopy, and menopause. He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McComsey honors. Dr. McComsey attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Breast Pain, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysterosalpingography, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 10
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Seenia Peechakara is an internist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Dr. Peechakara's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and metabolic bone disease. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Her residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Peechakara at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Low Testosterone, Diabetes Management, Blood Tests, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (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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