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

Rank Definitive ID Physician group Location Percent of patient encounters for PCOS
1 957550 CareMount Medical PC Poughkeepsie, NY 1.9%
2 948643 Reproductive Medicine Associates Basking Ridge, NJ 1.4%
3 700908 Healthcare Associates in Medicine Staten Island, NY 1.1%
4 550489 Northwell Health Physician Partners Plainview, NY 1.1%
5 552857 ProPath Dallas, TX 1.0%
6 929411 Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Rockville, MD 0.8%
7 1007685 Piedmont Healthcare Physicians Athens, GA 0.8%
8 1011464 Mercy Health Physicians Lima, OH 0.8%
9 550558 Axia Women’s Health Voorhees, NJ 0.8%
10 550748 Southern California Permanente Medical Group Downey, CA 0.7%
11 550671 University of Michigan Health Ann Arbor, MI 0.7%
12 552252 Baptist Health Medical Group Lexington, KY 0.7%
13 552273 IPA of Nassau & Suffolk Counties Commack, NY 0.7%
14 551808 University of Cincinnati Physicians Middletown, OH 0.7%
15 697339 Penn Medicine Physicians Philadelphia, PA 0.6%
16 551390 Mount Sinai Doctors New York, NY 0.6%
17 550635 Texas Health Physicians Group Arlington, TX 0.5%
18 840677 University of Utah Medical Group Salt Lake City, UT 0.5%
19 855614 Boston IVF Waltham, MA 0.5%
20 956762 PathGroup Brentwood, TN 0.5%
21 664973 Institute for Women’s Health and Body Atlantis, FL 0.5%
22 633001 Laureate Medical Group Alpharetta, GA 0.5%
23 551835 Christus Trinity Clinic Tyler, TX 0.4%
24 723966 Gyn & Fertility Specialists Atlanta, GA 0.4%
25 550751 The Permanente Medical Group Davis, CA 0.4%

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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