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We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 4000 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Anil Bosco M. Manuel Pinto, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3800 San Jacinto Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Anil Pinto specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinto include hysterosalpingography, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. Dr. Pinto has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Goa Medical College and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Pinto has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pinto (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Pinto's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. John Michael Michael Putman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnet Tower #502
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Putman specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Dallas, TX and Rockwall, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Putman's clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Putman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Putman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Putman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Erin Elizabeth Dunnigan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 656
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Erin Roe's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Roe graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Roe include disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Roe average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Edward Davis Tarnawa, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Edward Tarnawa is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Tarnawa's areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.