We found 11 providers with an interest in polycystic ovary syndrome near Madison, WI.

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Dr. Mary Terese Bekx, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. M. Bekx is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Bekx focuses on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, she performed her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Madison Magazine Top Docs. She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endocrine Diseases, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Ellen L Connor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
600 Highland Avenue; H41434
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Ellen Connor practices pediatric endocrinology in Madison, WI. Dr. Connor's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Connor include: Madison Magazine Top Docs and UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award. She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endocrine Diseases, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Kimberly J Miller, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7102 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Kim Miller's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at Magee Women's Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: colposcopy, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hysterosalpingography. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Sonohysterography, Loop Electrosurgical Excision ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacqueline O Peebles, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4122 E Towne Boulevard
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Jacqueline Peebles is a Madison, WI physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hysterosalpingography. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Peebles attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Peebles's professional affiliations include UnityPoint Health - Meriter and the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Joelle E Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Joelle Thomas is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Madison, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include colposcopy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and female incontinence. She takes Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Thomas attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Sonohysterography, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan C McDonald, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4122 E Towne Boulevard
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Ryan McDonald's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. McDonald's areas of expertise include colposcopy, female incontinence, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UnityPoint Health - Meriter and the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr. Eliza A Bennett, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Eliza Bennett specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Madison, WI. Dr. Bennett's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, female incontinence, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UnityPoint Health - Meriter and the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health). Before performing her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Bennett attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett honors Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinction: UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Sonohysterography, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristen M Sharp, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7102 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Kristen Sharp is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hysterosalpingography. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Sharp studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sharp trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. She is affiliated with UnityPoint Health - Meriter and the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Sonohysterography, Loop Electrosurgical Excision ... (Read more)

Mary Bina Frymark
Specializes in General Gynecology
20 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Ms. Mary Bina-Frymark's specialty is general gynecology. In her practice, Ms. Bina-Frymark focuses on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Ms. Bina-Frymark is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Laura Elizabeth Kwitek, DNP
Specializes in Women's Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology
5543 E. Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI
 

Ms. Laura Kwitek's specialties are women's health and obstetrics & gynecology. She practices in Fitchburg, WI. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kwitek include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Ms. Kwitek takes Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health).

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Endometriosis, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelli-Lee Kimone Lee Harford, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology
1675 Highland Avenue; Mail Code 2424
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Kelli-Lee Harford's area of specialization is health psychology. She has a special interest in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Harford's professional affiliations include American Family Children's Hospital and the University Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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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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