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

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Taryll Jenkins practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Jenkins's clinical interests: pap test, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and prenatal diagnosis. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Jenkins has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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
23232 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite E
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ann Bertles practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Bertles's areas of expertise consist of menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Bertles attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bertles honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a general gynecologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christopherson is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Christopherson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez practices family medicine in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. After attending Autonomous University of Central America for medical school, she completed her residency training at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvarez include knee problems, warts, and menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. Alvarez is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alvarez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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