We found 5 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome and who accept Humana Bronze 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's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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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' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jenkins include pap test, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and reproductive health. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Jenkins attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Jenkins is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jenkins has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Jenkins welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ann Bertles' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Bertles an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bertles is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson practices general gynecology. Dr. Christopherson's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and ablation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christopherson takes. Dr. Christopherson is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez is a family practitioner in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvarez include knee problems, warts, and menopause. Dr. Alvarez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Alvarez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Autonomous University of Central America and then she performed her residency at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

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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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