We found 8 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Health Net HMO - Flex Funded near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. William D Zigrang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 202
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. William Zigrang is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zigrang include diabetes and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Zigrang speaks French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Zigrang's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra L Beretta, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
136 N San Mateo Drive; Suite 101
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Sandra Beretta practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Beretta is especially interested in women's health issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beretta takes. Dr. Beretta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Beretta's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Alla V Skalnyi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 145
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Alla Skalnyi is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Burlingame, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Skalnyi include women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Skalnyi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Skalnyi attended Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. She is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Mirena, Paragard, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Haichun Xie, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1750 El Camino Real; Suite 305
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Haichun Xie's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Xie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Xie graduated from Peking Union Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily I Yu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
136 North San Mateo Drive; Suite 101
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Emily Yu's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, NovaSure, Intrauterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica Contreras Devoy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Monica Devoy is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Burlingame, CA. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Devoy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Devoy has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
136 N San Mateo Drive; Suite 101
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Tsai is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Mateo, CA. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Mirena, Paragard, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Q Offensend, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 700
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Offensend is a medical specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. His areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Offensend is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. Dr. Offensend is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.