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
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Abdallah works as an infertility specialist. Dr. Abdallah's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Abdallah completed his residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Dr. Daniel O Mundy, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6410 Fannin Street; #200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Mundy practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Houston, TX. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mundy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mundy include menopause, well woman care, and colposcopy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mundy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Theresa Robinson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, General Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Hematology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Robinson is a physician who specializes in general practice, general surgery, and obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Robinson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Robinson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Alvaro Ignacio Montealegre, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
925 N Shepard Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Montealegre is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Montealegre is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Central America for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Methodist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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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