We found 12 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Mary De Raismes Hinckley, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
100 Park Place; #200
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Mary Hinckley is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She works in San Ramon, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hinckley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Hinckley's practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, Operative ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcia Constance Peck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Peck specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Peck is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Peck honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Peck attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan P Willman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
100 Park Place; #200
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Susan Willman is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Willman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Willman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Surgical Procedures, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Michael Rosenbluth, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics
100 Park Place; #200
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Evan Rosenbluth is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Rosenbluth performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenbluth accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Laser Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
111 Deerwood Road; #180
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger is an endocrinologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shlesinger include disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Shlesinger's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Shlesinger studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shlesinger completed residency programs at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Shlesinger speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 201
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kalaokalani Chandler, who practices in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Chandler is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to English, Dr. Chandler (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers language support for Cantonese, Persian, and Portuguese-speaking patients. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Chandler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Rama D Polisetty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Rama Polisetty is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Hayward, CA. In her practice, Dr. Polisetty focuses on women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Polisetty's education and training includes medical school at Andhra Medical College and residency at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Polisetty (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Polisetty is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, St. Rose Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Lynn Cowan, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Beth Cowan sees patients in Pleasanton, CA and Hayward, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Cowan's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cowan's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Harlem Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea R Mendelssohn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 200
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Mendelssohn's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Mendelssohn has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27212 Calaroga Avenue
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Shamsi Vatannia is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Hayward, CA and Pleasanton, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Vatannia honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Vatannia graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She is conversant in Persian.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
1300 Bancroft Avenue; Suite 204
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Miriam Rhew's specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Rhew honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Rhew studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Nutrition Counseling, Mouth Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonia Louise Badheka, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Badheka is a Castro Valley, CA physician who specializes in obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Badheka trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Badheka speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, ... (Read more)

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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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