We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Joseph Isaac Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Fernandez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Patients rated Dr. Fernandez highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fernandez has received include Nominee, 2010, Distinguished Surgeon Austin Area Association of periOperative Registered Nurses-AORN; People Living through Cancer, Inc., "People's Caring Award," Nominated two years in a row, 2005-2006; and T.F. Bunkley Resident Research, Best Presentation Award. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose F Pliego, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jose Pliego's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Pliego performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pliego include: Best Doctors in America, 2011-2012, 2009-2010, 2005-2006, 2003-2004; Outstanding Clinical Faculty in OB/GYN, Texas A&M College of Medicine, 2004, 1997, 1996; and Elected to the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Council. Dr. Pliego is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Marie Osterman Boswell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Boswell sees patients in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Boswell attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boswell include: Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, UT Southwestern, Austin, TX; Chief Resident, UT Southwestern. Austin, TX, 2013-2014; and UTMB School of Medicine, Office of Regional Medical Education Leadership Award, Austin, TX.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema L Sidhwani-Chawla, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Seema Sidhwani-Chawla's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Sidhwani-Chawla is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Chief Fellow, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2009-2010. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Thyroid Nodules

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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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