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We found 5 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Francoise Thomas Vandaele, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Francoise Vandaele is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Houston, TX, League City, TX, and Webster, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Lille Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vandaele's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vandaele honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Magliolo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Michael Magliolo practices general gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Magliolo's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Magliolo is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonya Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sonya Khan is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Khan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sahadat Kemi Nurudeen, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
251 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 125
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Sahadat Nurudeen is an infertility specialist in Tomball, TX, Cypress, TX, and Webster, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Patients rated Dr. Nurudeen highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Nurudeen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Sri B Gottimukkala, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sri Gottimukkala is a general OB/GYN. Clinical interests for Dr. Gottimukkala include pap test, pelvic surgery, and osteoporosis. Dr. Gottimukkala is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Rangaraya Medical College. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gottimukkala takes. Dr. Gottimukkala's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic ... (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.