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 is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Katy, TX, Tomball, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patients rated Dr. Kim highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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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' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: pap test, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Jenkins is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Jenkins is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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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' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Bertles attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She has a special interest in menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Dr. Bertles has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bertles's office for an appointment.

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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 is a general gynecology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Christopherson studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Christopherson is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in obstetrics. He works in Katy, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Isom's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. Dr. Isom is accepting new patients.

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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' medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Johns attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Johns's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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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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