We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Mazen Elias Abdallah, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 580
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Abdallah's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdallah include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Abdallah studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Abdallah has an open panel.

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Dr. Sandra Margaret Bello, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 580
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Bello is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Bello's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bello welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 520
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kerry Kirkman is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirkman include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kirkman speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Sahadat Kemi Nurudeen, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 580
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Sahadat Nurudeen's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nurudeen include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nurudeen is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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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.