We found 13 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Shield near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Courtney A Tibble, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; Suite 270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Courtney Tibble practices adult endocrinology in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. Her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tibble accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Tibble attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tibble welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Webster Guile, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Guile works as a general OB/GYN. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guile honors. Dr. Guile is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Guile completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Carrie Cole Yiakis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Carrie Yiakis' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Yiakis studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Yiakis's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Jeffrey A Graham, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Graham works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Sacramento, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Graham average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include women's health issues. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Valley Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Graham's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Graham welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Judith Ann Mikacich, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2277 Fair Oaks Boulevard; Suite 355
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Judith Mikacich is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Sacramento, CA. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Mikacich honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mikacich attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Mikacich's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Wong is an adult endocrinology specialist in Sacramento, CA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include diabetes and metabolism. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Wong has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ginger R McMullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1020 29th Street; #270
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ginger McMullen's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave Dr. McMullen a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. McMullen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. McMullen completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Thyroid Nodules, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Joseph Zeringue, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2288 Auburn Boulevard; #204
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Zeringue's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In his practice, he is particularly interested in infertility. Dr. Zeringue is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano Community Provider Network (CPN), and Sutter Davis Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Zeringue highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Michael J Murray, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
1111 Exposition Boulevard; Building 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Murray works as a reproductive endocrinologist in Roseville, CA and Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murray include infertility. Dr. Murray takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Murray has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Heather Beatty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Heather Beatty specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Sacramento, CA. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Beatty is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beatty takes. Dr. Beatty is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenifer L Burkhalter, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
621 Capitol Mall; Suite 950
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jenifer Burkhalter's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Burkhalter's clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and pregnancy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Almonte, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Geriatrics
4100 E Commerce Way; Suite 110
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Anna Almonte works as a general internist, general obstetrician and gynecologist, and geriatrician in Sacramento, CA and Carmichael, CA. Dr. Almonte graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Odessa State Medical University and then she performed her residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. She has a special interest in women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Almonte (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Almonte welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Rachel Weinreb, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 106
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Weinreb's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Weinreb takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She speaks Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Weinreb has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, ... (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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