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Dr. Van Heertum’s Approach to PCOS Treatment

Dr. Van Heertum provides comprehensive PCOS treatment

Dr. Van Heertum provides comprehensive PCOS treatmentPolycystic ovary syndrome is a common, but often misunderstood disorder. It’s not just patients who don’t understand the condition and PCOS treatment. Many doctors, including some OB/GYNs don’t completely understand the disorder. Our newest Nashville fertility doctor, Kristin Van Heertum MD, strives to shed light on PCOS. She also provides treatment for women, regardless of whether they’re trying to conceive.

“I’m very passionate about PCOS and addressing how it can affect multiples aspects of a patient’s health, not just fertility. It’s a multi-faceted condition that requires doctors to consider more than just one area of a patient’s wellness and health.”

Our Nashville fertility doctor is an expert in PCOS treatment and diagnosis

Dr. Van Heertum completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. She then went to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University for a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship.

During this time, she learned more about PCOS treatment and diagnosis. She also realized how important a compassionate approach to treatment is for women who are facing polycystic ovary syndrome.

“I want my patients to know that the many symptoms of PCOS are often highly treatable with the right approaches. Patients can feel overwhelmed and alone, but PCOS treatment and support are available,” she says. “It’s so rewarding to see a patient achieve their goals (whether it be regular periods, weight loss or pregnancy) when I identify the right treatment for them.”

Learning more about PCOS

You aren’t alone if you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS. In fact, about 8% of reproductive-age women have the condition. Our Nashville fertility doctor may diagnose you with polycystic ovary syndrome if you have the following symptoms.

  • Irregular periods and ovulation
  • Excess male hormone (androgen)
  • Cysts on the ovaries

Patients can also experience other symptoms, including infertility, acne, weight gain and excessive hair growth on the body or face. It can also increase the risk of endometrial cancer, diabetes and heart disease. However, PCOS treatment can help manage these symptoms and risks.

Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Van Heertum. Our Nashville fertility doctor can provide treatment for PCOS regardless of whether you want to conceive.

  

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