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We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Aetna Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Michael Joseph Heard, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St. Joseph Pkwy Medical Place One; Suite 1305
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Heard's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heard include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and male infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Heard takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Heard's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hysteroscopy, Laser Treatment, Obesity, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theresa L Robinson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Robinson practices general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Robinson's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Owen Mundy, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6410 Fannin Street; #200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Mundy's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mundy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mundy include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patient ratings for Dr. Mundy average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mundy honors. Dr. Mundy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aurora Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6410 Fannin; Suite 1200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aurora Gonzalez sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Her medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Gonzalez is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alvaro Ignacio Montealegre, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
925 N Shepard Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Montealegre works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Montealegre attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Methodist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Williams S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2130 W. Holcombe Boulevard; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Velasquez graduated from National University of San Marcos. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Velasquez's practice is open to new patients.

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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.