We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Coventry Gold near Strongsville, OH.

Dr. Marjan Attaran, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Marjan Attaran practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Attaran include female infertility, contraception (birth control), and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Attaran's professional affiliations include Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Summa Akron City Hospital's residency program. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Miscarriage, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro ... (Read more)

Dr. Julierut T Tantibhedhyangkul, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Julierut Tantibhedhyangkul is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Avon, OH, Strongsville, OH, and Cleveland, OH. Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul's education and training includes medical school at Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her areas of expertise include the following: polyps, hysterosalpingography, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She is conversant in Thai. Dr. Tantibhedhyangkul is professionally affiliated with Avon Hospital, Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center, and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Tumor, Miscarriage, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin William McComsey, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3574 Center Road
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Kevin McComsey works as a general OB/GYN in Medina, OH and Brunswick, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. McComsey include rectocele (posterior prolapse), colposcopy, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Brunswick Family Health Center. Dr. McComsey's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. The average patient rating for Dr. McComsey is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Breast Pain, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysterosalpingography, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seenia Varghese Peechakara, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Seenia Peechakara is an internist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Dr. Peechakara's areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and amenorrhea (missed periods). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. For her residency, Dr. Peechakara trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Peechakara is professionally affiliated with Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Low Testosterone, Diabetes Management, Blood Tests, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (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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