We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Weston, FL.

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Dr. Allan Laurence Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. A. Kennedy specializes in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kennedy honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at Queen's University Belfast. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Kennedy's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida, Hillcrest Hospital, and Marymount Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Graves Disease, Low Testosterone, Type 1 Diabetes, Blood Tests, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viviane F Fonteyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Viviane Connor specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: genital warts, menopause, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). Dr. Connor is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connor attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Primary Care, Bleeding, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry D Peskin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Bd10
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barry Peskin is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Weston, FL. Patients rated Dr. Peskin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, essure, and menopause. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand for residency. Dr. Peskin is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Cervical Polypectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamilla Ann Fork, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Tamilla Fork is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Weston, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fork include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Fork an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karla M Arce, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Karla Arce is an endocrinologist. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Arce completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Arce's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arce is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Carmen Vanessa Villabona, MD
Specializes in Other
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Carmen Villabona's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Villabona include thyroid ultrasound, pituitary tumor, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Villabona honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Villabona is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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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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