We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept First Health PPO near Katy, TX.

Dr. Jonathan Taesung Kim, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Kim sees patients in Katy, TX, Tomball, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kim at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Taryll Lamont Jenkins, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 215
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Taryll Jenkins is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Jenkins graduated from Meharry Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jenkins include pap test, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and prenatal diagnosis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jenkins takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Pap Test, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Marie Bertles, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ann Bertles is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Bertles has indicated that her clinical interests include menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bertles takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bertles's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Premenstrual Dysphoric ... (Read more)

Dr. M. Bruce Christopherson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Christopherson's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christopherson honors. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew James Isom, MD, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
23000 Highland Knolls Drive
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Isom's area of specialization is obstetrics. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Patient ratings for Dr. Isom average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Isom is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Bram Johns, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 510
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Johns is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Johns is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Johns is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Family ... (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.
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