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We found 7 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Platinum near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Moona Haque, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway; #310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Moona Haque is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haque include menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haque has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Bryan Jay Blonder, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4911 Sand Hill Drive
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Blonder is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and endometriosis. Dr. Blonder's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Blonder accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lorelei Cabrera Capocyan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
22001 Southwest Freeway; Suite 100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Lorelei Capocyan is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Sugar Land, TX and Richmond, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Capocyan graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Capocyan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Rios' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios accepts. Before completing her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rios attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rios is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 430
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reena Tharappel-Jacob specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tharappel-Jacob include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Physical Exams, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Nelson's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ablation, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nelson attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. She honors Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Michelle Sun-Mee Wong, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Wong practices obstetrics in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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