We found 5 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Weston, FL.

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Dr A Laurence Kennedy MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 4.61 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. A. Kennedy is an endocrinologist. His education and training includes medical school at Queen's University Belfast and residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), amenorrhea (missed periods), and adrenal cancer. Dr. Kennedy has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida, Hillcrest Hospital, and Marymount Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Low Testosterone, Blood Tests, Erectile Dysfunction, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidis ... (Read more)

Viviane F Connor MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.55 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Viviane Connor's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, menopause, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Connor attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connor has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Primary Care, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Therapy, Pelvic Problems, Cervical Polypectom ... (Read more)

Barry D Peskin MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (29 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Bd10
Weston, FL

Dr. Barry Peskin is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Weston, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Peskin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peskin's clinical interests include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), essure, and menopause. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peskin studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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

Dr Tamilla Ann Fork MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 2.58 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL

Dr. Tamilla Fork is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Fork has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Fork attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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

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

Dr. Karla Arce practices adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Arce include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), type 2 diabetes, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Arce is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Graves Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Blood Tests, Thyroiditis, Hyperten ... (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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