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, who practices in Madison, WI, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bekx include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Bekx is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Dr. Bekx attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Bekx has received the following distinction: Madison Magazine Top Docs. 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. Ellen L Connor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
600 Highland Avenue; H41434
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Ellen Connor's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests 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. Dr. Connor's 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. Kristen Michelle Sharp, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7102 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Kristen Sharp is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, essure, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Sharp accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Sharp is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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

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

Dr. Jacqueline Peebles, who practices in Madison, WI, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Peebles's areas of expertise include colposcopy, essure, and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for her residency. Dr. Peebles honors Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Miller is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hysterosalpingography. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at Magee Women's Hospital.

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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. Dr. Bennett's clinical interests include colposcopy, female incontinence, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Dr. Bennett is in-network for Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinction: UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award.

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

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

Ms. Mary Bina-Frymark's specialty is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Ms. Bina-Frymark include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Ms. Bina-Frymark accepts 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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDonald include colposcopy, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. McDonald attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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

Dr. Joelle Thomas is a general OB/GYN. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and female incontinence. She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas's training includes a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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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's specialties are women's health and obstetrics & gynecology. She practices in Fitchburg, WI. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is an in-network provider 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's specialty is health psychology. Dr. Harford has indicated that her clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her professional affiliations include 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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