Multidisciplinary Care

About PCOS

•PCOS affects almost 1 in 10 women, yet it has different consequences for each woman. Some of the most common symptoms are irregular periods, excess body or facial hair, acne and difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. It may also be associated with depression, difficulty getting pregnant, predisposition to type II diabetes and other long-term health problems.

•We are here to help. The UCSF Multidisciplinary PCOS Clinic offers an integrated approach to treating polycystic ovary syndrome. Patients see an entire team of specialists in reproductive endocrinology/infertility, dermatology, nutrition, psychology and genetics. We work together with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan that will work for her. We are also developing a psycho-educational group and exercise program series for women who would like to start integrating exercise into their lives.

What to Expect

•We strive to provide the best information about diagnosis and management strategies tailored to your specific case.  Prior to your visit with us we will ask you to complete a panel of blood work which includes hormonal tests as well as tests of metabolic health. We will also ask you to complete several questionnaires that will help us characterize exactly how PCOS impacts you.

•Participation in the UCSF Multidisciplinary PCOS clinic involves two visits.  On the first visit you will meet with the REI/Derm and Genetic counselor. This in an information gathering visit and will entail discussing your case with the providers as well as a physical exam and ultrasound.  Our team will meet to develop a care plan for you. You will return for the second visit 1-2 weeks later and will meet again with REI as well as psych and nutrition.  The goal of the second visit is to discuss your care plan in detail.

•During your visit you may be asked about whether you have an interest in participation in one of our research studies.  Participation is completely up to you.  Click here for more information about our research studies.