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We found 7 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Richmond, TX.

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

Dr. Moona Haque's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Haque's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Haque is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is accepting 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)

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. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and endometriosis. Dr. Blonder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Blonder graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Richmond, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Capocyan include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Richmond, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Rios's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Rios completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Tharappel-Jacob include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes 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 graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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, who practices in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nelson include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Nelson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nelson's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in obstetrics. She works in Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Dr. Wong has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Wong has an open panel.

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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.