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.

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

Dr. Mazen Abdallah's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdallah include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Abdallah's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Abdallah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Bello's clinical interests 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 obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bello's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Kerry Kirkman specializes in general gynecology and practices in Hempstead, TX and Cypress, TX. Dr. Kirkman has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Kirkman focuses on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirkman honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kirkman attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Kirkman speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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, who practices in Tomball, TX, Cypress, TX, and Webster, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nurudeen include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Nurudeen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Nurudeen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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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