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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) clinic

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition affecting 8 to 13 percent of people with ovaries, of reproductive age. This syndrome is associated with elevated levels of certain hormones called androgens. Androgens are made in both the ovaries and adrenal glands and can result in irregular menstrual cycles, increased hair growth in certain parts of the body, acne, and even hair loss from the scalp.

What to expect when you visit the PCOS clinic

You will be seen at this clinic for at least two visits.

Your first visit

At the first visit, you will meet with an pediatric endocrinologist, an adolescent medicine provider, and a registered dietitian who will learn more about you and your health. This information will help the team decide if you meet criteria for PCOS or any other related disorders. We may need to do a physical exam to know if any other work up is necessary.

After your first visit, our team will make a comprehensive care plan made just for you.

Your second visit and follow-up care

At your second visit with us, you will meet with only one doctor (either an adolescent medicine provider or a pediatric endocrinologist) and the dietitian to review your diagnosis and care plan. The goal of the second visit is to discuss your care plan in detail and start therapy if needed.

Depending on your health care needs, your team may see you after that second visit for more follow-up.


Early diagnosis and the coordinated care of physical and mental health by a team of health experts can improve your symptoms of PCOS and lower the risks for long-term complications such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 


A treatment plan will be detailed to the person’s individual symptoms, health needs, and personal goals, and will likely include a combination of treatments (medication, diet and lifestyle changes, and mental health counseling).

Planning aheadAppointments and clinic location

PCOS Clinic - Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic

2521 Stockton Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA

The PCOS clinic is part of the Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic, which is located in the Glassrock Building on the UC Davis Health campus.

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Schedule an appointment


The PCOS clinic is held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

As part of your evaluation, you may be asked to get blood drawn BEFORE your first visit. If so, plan ahead for the following:

  • Lab work should be done in the early morning, by or before 8 a.m.
  • Fasting is required. No food or drink for at least 10 hours beforehand.
  • Stop any hormonal contraception therapy for at least one month beforehand, e.g., birth control pills and hormonal estrogen and/or progestin patches.

What to expect at the first visit
To provide a complete care plan, you will meet with multiple doctors and a dietitian at your first visit. Depending on your insurance plan, this may mean that you will be charged more than one copay for the initial visit.

Your care team
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

    Armaiti Mody, M.D.

    Armaiti Mody, M.D.’s academic interests include Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She has a particular interest in alternative approaches to diagnosing and managing PCOS in both adolescents and young adults. Her research primarily focuses on improving our understanding of the etiology and pathophysiology around PCOS as well as management of this disorder in adolescent females.

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  • Adolescent Medicine

    Laura Kester Prakash, M.D., M.P.H.

    Laura Kester Prakash, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified pediatric and adolescent medicine sub-specialist who provides developmentally appropriate consultative care to adolescents between the ages of 10-26. She specializes in treating patients with nutritional and energy imbalance presentations, particularly those with eating disorders, unintended weight gain or loss along with co-morbid complications, reproductive and sexual health disorders, acne, transgender/gender-diverse health services, and mental health services.

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  • Afroz Subedar, MS, RDN, CDCES - Nutrition, Registered Dietitian

    Afroz Subedar, M.S., R.D.N., CDCES

    Afroz Subedar is a registered dietitian (RD) who provides the highest quality of nutritional care and education for pediatric patients and their families. As a registered dietitian, she works closely with the patient’s health care team to support optimal nutrition.

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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Sindhura Batchu, M.D.

    Sindhura Batchu, M.D., is a pediatric gastroenterologist offering care for children with various gastroenterological diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and constipation. She has a special interest and expertise in hepatological diseases including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

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