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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 obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Madison, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharp include colposcopy, essure, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). She 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. Dr. Sharp's residency was performed 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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Bekx focuses on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Nationwide Children's Hospital's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: Madison Magazine Top Docs. Dr. Bekx is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Madison, WI. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, essure, and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH). Dr. Peebles is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She honors 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.

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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 specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Connor include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Connor graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She has received professional recognition including the following: Madison Magazine Top Docs and 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: 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She trained at Magee Women's Hospital for residency. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hysterosalpingography. Patient reviews placed Dr. Miller at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is 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 works as a general gynecologist in Madison, WI. Her clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Ms. Bina-Frymark takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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

Dr. Eliza Bennett is a Madison, WI physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Bennett's clinical interests: colposcopy, female incontinence, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She accepts Medicare insurance. 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 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. Ryan C McDonald, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4122 E Towne Boulevard
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Ryan McDonald practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include colposcopy, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. McDonald completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Madison, WI. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Thomas performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and female incontinence. She takes Medicare insurance. 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. Laura Elizabeth Kwitek, DNP
Specializes in Women's Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology
5543 E. Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI
 

Ms. Laura Kwitek is an obstetrician and gynecologist and women's health specialist in Fitchburg, WI. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kwitek include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Ms. Kwitek is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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 area of specialization is health psychology. In her practice, Dr. Harford focuses on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with 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.