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

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

Dr. M. Bekx's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bekx include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Bekx's residency was performed at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Madison Magazine Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Ellen Connor is a pediatric endocrinologist in Madison, WI. Her areas of expertise include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Connor graduated from 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. She is professionally 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Peebles include colposcopy, essure, and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH). She takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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

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

Dr. Kimberly Miller's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hysterosalpingography. Dr. Miller is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Miller trained at Magee Women's Hospital for her residency.

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

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

Dr. Eliza Bennett is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bennett include colposcopy, female incontinence, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Bennett is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bennett has received the distinction of UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

Dr. Kristen Sharp is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, essure, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Dr. Sharp honors Medicare insurance. After attending 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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All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Polypectomy, Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Sonohysterography, Loop ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Mary Bina-Frymark's specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Ms. Bina-Frymark include 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. Ryan C McDonald, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4122 E Towne Boulevard
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Ryan McDonald's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include colposcopy, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. McDonald is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Madison, WI. Dr. Thomas obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and female incontinence. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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

Ms. Laura Kwitek practices women's health and obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is in-network for 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 works as a health psychologist in Madison, WI. Dr. Harford has a special interest in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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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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