We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Kevin John Doody, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 365
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Doody's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Doody is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doody include polyps, female infertility, and hysterosalpingography. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doody takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Doody (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB).

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Anna C Nackley, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 365
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Anna Nackley is a reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Nackley (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Nackley's clinical interests: polyps, female infertility, and hysterosalpingography. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Nackley is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Danielle T B Burkett, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 445
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Danielle Burkett's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Burkett include menopause, colposcopy, and breast pain. Dr. Burkett is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Elisabeth A Wagner, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 435
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Elisabeth Wagner is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wagner include colposcopy, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Wagner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Wagner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 445
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Emily Maas is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Maas is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, minimally invasive surgery, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Maas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Ingrid K Kohlmorgen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 445
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ingrid Kohlmorgen is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kohlmorgen has indicated that her clinical interests include menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and fibroids. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohlmorgen accepts. Dr. Kohlmorgen studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Fibroids

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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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