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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 specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and Houston, TX. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Abdallah's areas of expertise include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Abdallah attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdallah is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Infertility, Male Reproductive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sandra Bello works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bello include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. She has received a 4.5 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. Bello honors. New patients are welcome to contact her 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. His areas of expertise include male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kim attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology in Tomball, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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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 general OB/GYN in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. She is especially interested in menopause, adolescent issues, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lee studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Lee 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 in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Steward's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Steward include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steward's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Steward trained at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 a reproductive endocrinologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Nurudeen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nurudeen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program.

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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.