We found 5 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Aetna PPO near Baytown, TX.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3.13 stars (11 ratings)
4201 Garth Road; Suite 207
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Susan Baldwin's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Baldwin at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baldwin takes. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Baldwin is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Erica Lowery practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Lowery attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lowery welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Issues, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.1 stars (10 ratings)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Roland practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Roland average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roland include warts, menopause, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Roland is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Roland is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Infertility, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4 stars (4 ratings)
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Latoia Marks practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Marks is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Marks highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (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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