We found 5 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Aetna PPO near Baytown, TX.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 207
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Susan Baldwin is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Baldwin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Baldwin is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Baldwin trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Erica Lowery specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lowery's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Lowery is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Issues, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Roland is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Roland is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roland takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Circumcision, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Latoia Marks is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Marks is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marks's office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed practices family medicine and emergency medicine. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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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