Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Management
Our approach to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) management is unique because it is both comprehensive and proactive.
Our board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners, who have a strong foundation in traditional medicine, incorporate complementary medicine and lifestyle medicine into your care plan.
So, we will begin by confirming your diagnosis of PCOS, checking for other hormonal imbalances, and uncovering any additional issues that may be fueling your symptoms.
Rather than merely treating your symptoms, we will work to uncover and address the underlying root causes in a holistic way.
Medication management alone and other limited approaches are less effective because optimal treatment usually requires a significant change in lifestyle.
Studies have shown that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. How we choose to stress, eat, move, and sleep has a profound impact on our health—for good or for ill—depending on what type of choices we are consistently making.
The behavior changes needed to build a life where you are in control of your PCOS can be challenging.
To address this challenge, we have created distinctive combinations of expert medical education and coaching because we know that, for many, knowledge alone is NOT ENOUGH to implement lasting change.
This unique approach, our years of experience, and the way we give our patients a voice in their own care allows us to achieve better outcomes than traditional medicine alone.
Problems Often Associated with PCOS
PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women.
Approximately 70% of women with PCOS experience fertility challenges. Approximately 50% of women struggle with their weight. It can also be associated with:
Unwanted facial and body hair
Multiple small ovarian cysts
Abnormal menstrual periods
Belly fat/weight gain, especially through the middle
Type 2 diabetes
High blood pressure
Several types of cancer
High blood pressure in pregnancy
Diabetes during pregnancy
Delivering a large or small baby
We believe that PCOS runs along a continuum. Women at the early end of the continuum may have only one or two of the above features. However, if the underlying condition is not addressed, additional problems develop over time.
What to Expect
Our initial goal is to confirm the diagnosis of PCOS and check for other hormonal imbalances.
Step One: Establish Care
To begin, you will have a New Patient Visit with one of our board-certified medical providers.
At this visit, your provider will address your concerns and perform an assessment and physical exam. Labs and tests will be ordered at the end of this initial evaluation including an ultrasound to evaluate your uterus and ovaries.
Step Two: Make a Plan
You will return for a Next Steps visit where your provider will review your labs and ultrasound results, answer your questions, and present treatments options.
Together, we decide on a plan that works best for you.
Recommendations may include taking appropriate supplements and/or medications.
You will leave with a personalized action plan that integrates the expertise of our multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
Step Three: Implement the Plan
You will take part in provider-recommended HolisticHealth Services™ to learn how to control your PCOS at its root causes.
We create individualized treatment plans that undergo continuous adaptation to your medical needs and goals.
Most patients will follow-up with a provider every 3-4 months for the first year of care in order to:
check up on the original diagnosis (or diagnoses)
review new symptoms
redraw labs if necessary
re-direct you toward an adjusted treatment plan
Multi-Disciplinary PCOS Care Team
We have assembled a care team to support you at every phase of your care.
Uthman Cavallo, MD, Co-Founder and President of PHA (Read Bio)
Diane Griffin, RN
Jan Tadevich, RN
Contresse Harris, MT
Brooke Arnold, MA
Alyssia Gomez, MA
Krista Greaves, RDMS, RVT, RT(R), Director of Ultrasonography (Read Bio)
Julie Oblak, RDMS (Read Bio)
HolisticHealth™ Service Providers
Susan Hart-Cavallo, MD, Co-Founder of PHA and Director of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Class Instructor (Read Bio)
Daryl Kane Reid, HolisticHealth Coach™ (Read Bio)
Mary Labuzienski, HolisticHealth Coach™ (Read Bio)
Roxie Sweikar, Yoga Therapist and Class Instructor (Read Bio)
Call (574) 273- 3880 to learn more or schedule a New Patient Visit today!