Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder in women resulting in excess male hormone (androgen) levels. An increase in androgen production can increase insulin which can cause metabolic syndrome (elevated cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure) type II diabetes, excess face and body hair, and acne and infertility. PCOS can be hereditary and signs and symptoms are usually more prevalent in obese patients. Weight loss and carb control can help reduce PCOS. PCOS often develops around the time of the first menstrual period during puberty, however, sometimes PCOS develops later, for example, in response to substantial weight gain.
What to expect?
At your initial 55 minute nutrition counseling session visit your licensed dietitian nutritionist will evaluate your condition(s), develop an appropriate treatment plan and may recommend 25 – 55 minute follow – up nutrition counseling sessions. Your licensed dietitian nutritionist may also recommend nutrition testing or refer to other medical professionals for further evaluation. If you are interested in metabolism testing please let the receptionist know when you schedule your nutrition session, and your licensed dietitian nutritionist know at the start of your visit and your metabolism can be measured at your appointment. If weight loss is a goal your licensed dietitian nutritionist will also recommend the right amount of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fat and other nutrients necessary for you to achieve your weight and health goals, show you how to use our preferred food tracking software, and may recommend one of our weight loss programs and/or weight loss coaching.
Insurance coverage and rates
All of our licensed dietitian nutritionists are in network with United, BCBS, Cigna and Aetna. For more information about your insurance benefits including number of nutrition counseling sessions your insurance will cover and co-pay amounts please fill out our insurance verification form.
If you do not have United, Aetna, Cigna or BCBS payment will be accepted at your time of the visit and you will receive a superbill for your services to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Self-Pay Rates for Nutrition Counseling
55-minute initial nutrition counseling session ……………………………………………………… $200
25-minute follow-up nutrition counseling session ………………………………………………… $100
How do I get started?
Contact us and our receptionist will ask you to fill out our insurance verification form and schedule you with one of our licensed dietitian nutritionists for an initial 55-minute session at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone