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We found 7 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Mazen Elias Abdallah, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
610 Lawrence Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Abdallah is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdallah's medical residency was performed at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His clinical interests include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdallah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Sandra Margaret Bello, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
610 Lawrence Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Bello is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Bello accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bello's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Jonathan Taesung Kim, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
610 Lawrence Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Kim's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Jessica Jean Lee, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
929 Graham Drive; Suite B
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Jessica Lee is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Lee attended St. George's University School of Medicine. She is especially interested in menopause, adolescent issues, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Lee's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Daniel Bryan Williams, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
610 Lawrence Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Williams' specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Ryan Goodson Steward, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
610 Lawrence Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Steward practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Clinical interests for Dr. Steward include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Steward is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Steward attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Sahadat Kemi Nurudeen, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
610 Lawrence Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Sahadat Nurudeen is an infertility specialist in Tomball, TX, Cypress, TX, and Webster, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Patients rated Dr. Nurudeen highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Nurudeen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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.