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We found 5 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Bronze near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Jonathan Kim's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Jenkins average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pap test, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Jenkins performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Pap Test, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ann Bertles, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Bertles is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Bertles is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bertles completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Her practice is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Christopherson include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez works as a family medicine physician in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, warts, and menopause. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alvarez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Alvarez graduated from Autonomous University of Central America and the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Scoliosis, Kidney Stones, Gallstones, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (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.