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

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

Dr. Jonathan Kim is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include high risk pregnancy, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kim is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, ... (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 in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. These areas are among Dr. Jenkins's clinical interests: pap test, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and prenatal diagnosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Jenkins average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, Dr. Jenkins completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Jenkins is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Ann Marie Bertles, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23232 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite E
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ann Bertles is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is especially interested in menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Dr. Bertles's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bertles trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bertles honors. She is accepting new patients.

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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 area of specialization is general gynecology. His clinical interests include warts, menopause, and ablation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christopherson accepts. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Cryosurgery, Gynecologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Isom sees patients in Katy, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is obstetrics. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Isom takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Isom attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Johns works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Johns's clinical interests include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston's residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Johns is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, ... (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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