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We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Gold 2250/Houston HMOx near Houston, TX.

Dr. Mazen Elias Abdallah, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Abdallah's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Abdallah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Abdallah's education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Harold Miller's medical specialty is general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: endometriosis, endoscopy, and pap test. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller 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. Theresa L Robinson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Robinson sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Robinson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Robinson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to 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 works as a general OB/GYN in Houston, TX. Dr. Mundy is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Mundy attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Alvaro Montealegre is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montealegre include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Methodist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Vian Nguyen's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Nguyen 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.