We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 4000 near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Anil B. Bosco M. Pinto, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3800 San Jacinto Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Anil Pinto is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: hysterosalpingography, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. Dr. Pinto is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pinto welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Pinto attended medical school at Goa Medical College. Dr. Pinto has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pinto (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese.

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Dr. Erin Elizabeth Dunnigan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 656
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Erin Roe is an adult endocrinology specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Roe's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, cancer, and pituitary disorders. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Roe average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roe takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. John Michael Michael Michael Putman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2727 E Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Putman practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Putman's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Putman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Putman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Putman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jenaya Judonne Ward, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3310 Live Oak Street; Suite 210
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jenaya Ward works as a general gynecologist. Dr. Ward's areas of expertise include the following: myomectomy (fibroid removal), loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), and intrauterine device (IUD) insertion. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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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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