We found 11 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome near Madison, WI.

Dr. Kristen Michelle Sharp, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7102 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Kristen Sharp is a general OB/GYN in Madison, WI. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, essure, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Sharp is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Polypectomy, Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Sonohysterography, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Terese Bekx, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. M. Bekx, who practices in Madison, WI, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is especially interested in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Dr. Bekx attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She has received the distinction of Madison Magazine Top Docs. Dr. Bekx is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endocrine Diseases, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Jacqueline O Peebles, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4122 E Towne Boulevard
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Jacqueline Peebles sees patients in Madison, WI. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Peebles's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, essure, and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH). She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Peebles completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Sonohysterography, Loop Electrosurgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen L Connor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
600 Highland Avenue; H41434
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Ellen Connor is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Connor include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Dr. Connor is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Her distinctions include: Madison Magazine Top Docs and UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endocrine Diseases, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Kimberly J Miller, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7102 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Kimberly Miller sees patients in Madison, WI. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: colposcopy, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hysterosalpingography. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Magee Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Sonohysterography, Loop Electrosurgical ... (Read more)

Mary Bina Frymark
Specializes in General Gynecology
20 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Ms. Mary Bina-Frymark's area of specialization is general gynecology. Ms. Bina-Frymark's clinical interests encompass polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She honors Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Eliza A Bennett, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Eliza Bennett's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bennett include colposcopy, female incontinence, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). She takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She has received the distinction of UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award. She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Sonohysterography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan C McDonald, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4122 E Towne Boulevard
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Ryan McDonald is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include colposcopy, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. McDonald takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Sonohysterography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joelle E Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Joelle Thomas' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include colposcopy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and female incontinence. She honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Sonohysterography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Elizabeth Kwitek, DNP
Specializes in Women's Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology
5543 E. Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI
 

Ms. Laura Kwitek works as an obstetrician and gynecologist and women's health specialist. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She honors Medicare insurance. Ms. Kwitek is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Endometriosis, Preconception Counseling, Polycystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelli-Lee Kimone Lee Harford, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology
1675 Highland Avenue; Mail Code 2424
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Kelli-Lee Harford's specialty is health psychology. Dr. Harford's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital.

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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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