We found 6 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept First Health PPO near Katy, TX.

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Dr. Jonathan T Kim, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Kim sees patients in Katy, TX, Tomball, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Taryll Lamont Jenkins, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 215
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Taryll Jenkins works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His clinical interests include pap test, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and prenatal diagnosis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jenkins takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jenkins is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Jenkins welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Marie Bertles, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23232 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite E
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ann Bertles is a general OB/GYN. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bertles include menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Patient ratings for Dr. Bertles average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Bertles's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Premenstrual Dysphoric ... (Read more)

Dr. M. Bruce Christopherson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson's specialty is general gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and ablation. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Christopherson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Cryosurgery, Gynecologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics
23000 Highland Knolls Drive
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Isom specializes in obstetrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Isom takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Isom's professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Houston Methodist. 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. Joseph Bram Johns, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 510
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Johns' areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His clinical interests include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Johns is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Johns honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). He is open to new patients.

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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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