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

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

Dr. Ellen Wilson is an infertility specialist and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include genital warts, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and turner syndrome. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jerald Goldstein is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldstein at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include female infertility, hysterosalpingography, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. Dr. Goldstein attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Goldstein has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. In Dr. Ku's practice, she is particularly interested in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Ku is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ku (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Ku is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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

Dr. Dara Havemann's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include male infertility, hysterosalpingography, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The average patient rating for Dr. Havemann is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Havemann accepts 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. Dr. Havemann has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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