We found 7 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Richmond, TX.

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

Dr. Moona Haque specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Haque include menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Haque is a graduate of 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.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Rios is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Rios completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rios include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Rios takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land 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
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 430
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reena Tharappel-Jacob is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob's 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. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Lorelei Capocyan works as a general OB/GYN in Sugar Land, TX and Richmond, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Capocyan include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Capocyan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and endometriosis. Dr. Blonder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Blonder is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Michelle Wong is an obstetrics specialist in Sugar Land, TX. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Wong an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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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