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We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Division Ellen Elizabeth Wilson, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ellen Wilson's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; she sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Wilson's clinical interests: genital warts, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and turner syndrome. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Christine Vo Ku, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3880 Parkwood Boulevard; Suite 403
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christine Ku's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ku include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ku (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Jerald Steven Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 300
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jerald Goldstein specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in female infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Goldstein takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Female Infertility, Endometriosis

Dr. Dara Lynn Havemann, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2840 Legacy Drive; Suite 100
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Dara Havemann practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Havemann has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise consist of male infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and recurrent miscarriage. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Havemann is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, Male Infertility

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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.