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We found 8 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Aetna Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Harold Jay Miller, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harold Miller, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: endometriosis, endoscopy, and pap test. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His medical residency was performed at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. On average, patients gave Dr. Miller a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

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. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and male infertility. Patients rated Dr. Heard highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Heard is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Robinson's clinical interests include pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mundy average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mundy include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Mundy graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aurora Gonzalez's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Gonzalez is rated highly by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. She is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America. Dr. Montealegre completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Methodist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is 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 an adult hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Velasquez include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Velasquez 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. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Velasquez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Vian Hien Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1818
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vian Nguyen sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (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.