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We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. Susan Baldwin's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Baldwin's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing her residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Baldwin attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Baldwin's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Laparoscopically Assisted ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Independence Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Manisha Chandalia is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandalia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. Dr. Chandalia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chandalia's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erica Lowery is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lowery include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Roland sees patients in Baytown, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Roland attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roland is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Latoia Marks' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Marks's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and minor surgery. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marks's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed is a physician who specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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.