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Top 25 physician groups by PCOS diagnoses

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), also known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a hormonal imbalance and metabolic health problem that affects between 6% and 12% of all U.S. women of childbearing age. PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility.

To bring attention to this condition, the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association promotes PCOS Awareness Month each September.

Using data from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product, we analyzed physician groups by patient visits for PCOS in 2021. This list shows the top physician groups by their percent of patient encounters for PCOS.

Top 25 U.S. physician groups with the most PCOS diagnoses

RankDefinitive IDPhysician groupLocationPercent of patient encounters for PCOSExplore dataset
1957550CareMount Medical PCPoughkeepsie, NY1.90%Explore
2948643Reproductive Medicine AssociatesBasking Ridge, NJ1.40%Explore
3700908Healthcare Associates in MedicineStaten Island, NY1.10%Explore
4550489Northwell Health Physician PartnersPlainview, NY1.10%Explore
5552857ProPathDallas, TX1.00%Explore
6929411Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical GroupRockville, MD0.80%Explore
71007685Piedmont Healthcare PhysiciansAthens, GA0.80%Explore
81011464Mercy Health PhysiciansLima, OH0.80%Explore
9550558Axia Women’s HealthVoorhees, NJ0.80%Explore
10550748Southern California Permanente Medical GroupDowney, CA0.70%Explore
11550671University of Michigan HealthAnn Arbor, MI0.70%Explore
12552252Baptist Health Medical GroupLexington, KY0.70%Explore
13552273IPA of Nassau & Suffolk CountiesCommack, NY0.70%Explore
14551808University of Cincinnati PhysiciansMiddletown, OH0.70%Explore
15697339Penn Medicine PhysiciansPhiladelphia, PA0.60%Explore
16551390Mount Sinai DoctorsNew York, NY0.60%Explore
17550635Texas Health Physicians GroupArlington, TX0.50%Explore
18840677University of Utah Medical GroupSalt Lake City, UT0.50%Explore
19855614Boston IVFWaltham, MA0.50%Explore
20956762PathGroupBrentwood, TN0.50%Explore
21664973Institute for Women’s Health and BodyAtlantis, FL0.50%Explore
22633001Laureate Medical GroupAlpharetta, GA0.50%Explore
23551835Christus Trinity ClinicTyler, TX0.40%Explore
24723966Gyn & Fertility SpecialistsAtlanta, GA0.40%Explore
25550751The Permanente Medical GroupDavis, CA0.40%Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product for the calendar year 2021. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Data accessed September 2022.

Which physician groups have the most PCOS diagnoses?

CareMount Medical PC in Poughkeepsie, New York had the most PCOS claims in 2021 (1.9% of PCOS visits at physician groups) followed by Reproductive Medicine Associates in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (1.4%).

Three of the top four physician groups by PCOS visits are located in New York, including Northwell Health Physician Partners, which is one of the largest physician groups in the country.

What types of specialists work with PCOS patients?

People living with PCOS usually have excessive levels of androgens, or male hormones, as well as insulin resistance. If left untreated, insulin resistance related to PCOS can result in type 2 diabetes.

Because PCOS is a condition predominantly caused by hormonal imbalance, most PCOS patients will be treated by endocrinologists—doctors who specialize in hormonal disorders. However, PCOS symptoms extend beyond the endocrine system and may include

  • hair loss or excessive growth
  • skin conditions, such as acne
  • reproductive complications
  • menstrual irregularity
  • weight loss or gain

Due to the wide range of PCOS symptoms, patients may see a variety of specialists including dermatologists, gynecologists or reproductive specialists, and nutritionists

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