We found 4 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Gold 2250/Houston HMOx near Houston, TX.

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Dr Mazen Elias Abdallah MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
5656 Kelley Street; Suite 2lb80001
Houston, TX

Dr. Mazen Abdallah's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Abdallah attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Abdallah is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Gyneco ... (Read more)

Dr Daniel O Mundy MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.56 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
6410 Fannin Street; #200
Houston, TX

Dr. Daniel Mundy's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include menopause, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and colposcopy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mundy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Mundy attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mundy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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

Theresa L Robinson MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.45 stars out of 5 (41 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Theresa Robinson's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Robinson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Robinson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectom ... (Read more)

Alvaro Ignacio Montealegre
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 250
Houston, TX

Dr. Alvaro Montealegre's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Montealegre include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Montealegre's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Methodist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Montealegre attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montealegre honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

All Interests: Warts, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Obstetr ... (Read more)

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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