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We found 5 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Kevin John Doody, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 365
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Doody, who practices in Bedford, TX and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Doody a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doody include polyps, female infertility, and fibroids. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Doody has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Doody (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, Reproductive Genetics, in Vitro Fertilization, Hormone Testing, Polyps, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Chan Nackley, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 365
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Anna Nackley works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nackley include polyps, reproductive genetics, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Nackley has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Nackley has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nackley (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Ingrid Kristen Kohlmorgen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 445
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ingrid Kohlmorgen is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kohlmorgen is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kohlmorgen include menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and fibroids. Dr. Kohlmorgen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Care. Dr. Kohlmorgen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids

Dr. Elisabeth Anne Wagner, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 435
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Elisabeth Wagner specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wagner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wagner studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Wagner is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danielle T B Burkett, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 445
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Danielle Burkett practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, menstrual disorders, and colposcopy. Dr. Burkett accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Burkett's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Breast Pain, Cancer Screening, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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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.