We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Cypress, TX.

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Dr. Mazen Elias Abdallah, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 580
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Abdallah practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Abdallah is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abdallah's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Abdallah is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Abdallah attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Sandra Margaret Bello, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 580
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Bello's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Bello is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bello takes. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Bello attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Sahadat Kemi Nurudeen, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 580
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Sahadat Nurudeen is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Nurudeen attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Nurudeen include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nurudeen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 520
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kerry Kirkman practices general gynecology in Hempstead, TX and Cypress, TX. Dr. Kirkman's areas of expertise consist of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kirkman is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kirkman is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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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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