We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Richmond, TX.

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

Dr. Bryan Blonder is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Blonder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Blonder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Moona Haque, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. Dr. Haque has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Haque completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Cynthia Rios practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and depression. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Rios's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Sarah Nelson is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ablation, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nelson is an in-network provider for Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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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