We found 8 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 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's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His clinical interests include 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. Dr. Abdallah is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Abdallah trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Patients gave Dr. Abdallah an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Before completing her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Bello attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bello include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Nurudeen's medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. The average patient rating for Dr. Nurudeen is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hienaman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hienaman is a general OB/GYN in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Hienaman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Todd Miles Holt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Holt specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Houston, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holt include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Holt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Holt's practice 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 is a general gynecology specialist in Hempstead, TX and Cypress, TX. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Kirkman is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Kirkman is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirkman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Tiffany Caro Burns, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tiffany Burns' area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sinusitis (sinus infection), and warts. Dr. Burns's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Burns is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Dr. Dalbir S Purewal, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dalbir Purewal's medical specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Amritsar. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. Dr. Purewal's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Purewal is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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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