Shamsah Amersi, MD -  - OB-GYN

Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Specialist

Dr. Amersi offers polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis and management to help women in and around Santa Monica, CA, get the treatment they need to lead the healthiest lives possible. Her compassionate approach to caring helps women feel comfortable about their health so they can make informed, confident decisions.
    1. "Sharp, and empathetic. 5 stars!"

    2. Stacey S. Yelp

    1. "After six years of suffering, it was like I never had that condition. She was my angel."

    2. Sohelia S. Yelp

    1. "She is not only your doctor but your well-wisher and a good friend."

    2. Monali S. Yelp

    1. "There's no question that we want her to be our doctor for future pregnancies."

    2. Dawn V. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Amersi made me feel so safe and confident."

    2. Katherine F. Yelp

    1. "I will continue to see Dr. Amersi and plan to stay with her when I have my babies!"

    2. Traci B. Yelp

    1. "I have since referred my dear cousin and she has the same great things to say about her!"

    2. Jeana C. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Amersi is SO GREAT! I've been seeing her for almost four years."

    2. Michele P. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Amersi is the the best doctor in her field!"

    2. Aicha G. Yelp

    1. "In routine tests and treatment, she is swift, efficient and accurate."

    2. Sam A. Yelp

    1. "She is very knowledgable as well as open minded in her treatment approach."

    2. Sandi T. Yelp


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Q & A

by Shamsah Amersi, MD

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS is a relatively common condition that occurs in women who overproduce hormones called androgens, and it's one of the most common causes of infertility among women. Too much androgen causes tiny, fluid-filled cysts to form in the ovaries and prevents eggs from being released, making it difficult to become pregnant. PCOS can also cause other symptoms and side effects, including:

  • acne

  • missed or irregular periods

  • abnormal hair growth on the face or body

  • weight gain

  • depression or mood swings

Studies have also shown PCOS may also increase a woman's chances of developing heart disease.

What are the risk factors for PCOS?

The biggest risk factor for developing polycystic ovarian syndrome is heredity: If someone in your family has or has had polycystic ovarian syndrome, you have a much higher chance of having it as well. Your risk can also be increased if your family members have a history of diabetes or irregular periods. Some studies have also suggested that long-time use of seizure medications may increase the risk of PCOS.

How is PCOS diagnosed and treated?

PCOS may be diagnosed through ultrasounds or lab tests like blood work to test for increased levels of specific hormones or insulin resistance, which often occurs in women with PCOS. Once PCOS is diagnosed, you may also be screened for diabetes, heart disease or uterine cancer. There is no single cure for PCOS, but diet, exercise and other healthy habits can help mitigate its symptoms and decrease the risk for significant health problems like heart disease and diabetes. In some women, especially those who are planning to become pregnant, hormone therapy can help regulate ovulation and menstruation. Your doctor will be able to provide you with a treatment approach that's best for your needs and your lifestyle.

 

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.


Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amersi is a fantastic, loving, and attentive doctor. She has been nothing but supportive and answers every question I have"

    Adriana J.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amersi & staff are top notch. From check-in to post appt problems with a prescription, they were attentive, thorough and happy"

    Pamela W.
  • Yelp

    "I had a consultation with Dr. Amersi yesterday. Love her! Love the offices!"

    Traci C.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amersi is absolutely wonderful. Not only is she attentive and nurturing, but she makes you feel like an old friend"

    Julianna O.
  • Yelp

    "It took me 7 years to find the right gynecologist, and Dr. Amersi is it. Her office is so peaceful and her staff is so kind. I am so grateful to have found her!"

    Meghan H.
  • Yelp

    "I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about four years now and I absolutely love her"

    Christine C.
  • Yelp

    "I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about 9 years now and couldn't be more pleased with her level of care, understanding, knowledge and professionalism"

    Natalie S.
  • Yelp

    "Okay, so I'll just start off by saying that Dr. Amersi is the best doctor, ever. I found her using Yelp and couldn't be happier!"

    Victoria F.
  • Yelp

    "Her office was very pretty & her staff was friendly. Even though I hate these types of visits Dr Amersi was very friendly, welcoming & made the visit easy :)"

    Cynthia G.
  • Yelp

    " Love this doc. She's quick and efficient but if you need to talk to her more or ask questions she's willing to take the time to do that."

    Ashley D.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Amersi gave me one of the best gifts: she kept me and both of my baby boys healthy and safe during pregnancy and delivery!"

    Joanna B.
  • Yelp

    "She is incredible! She genuinely cares about her patients and she really takes time to get to know you and treat you as a person, not just a patient."

    Sandi T.
  • Yelp

    "She is a true doctor who works from the heart and with such expertise! She has a way of looking at the whole picture that I think is so important."

    Madison P.
  • Yelp

    "Doctors don't come any better then Amersi! She sincerely cares for her patients and is great at listening and providing the best care possible."

    Jeana C.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Amersi has been my doctor since 2004, she is really fantastic at what she does and really cares about her patients. The staff is super friendly."

    JJ S.
  • Google+

    "I have seen Dr. Amersi for the past six years or so and really love her. She thinks ahead and asks questions to make sure she is familiar with your situation."

    Sarah P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amersi was able to calm all of my first time mom fears during my pregnancy and I knew I was in great hands when it came time to deliver.".

    Cynthia S.
  • Yelp

    "She is very informative and knowledgeable, however she is also warm and caring and truly interested in your well- being!"

    Stephanie S.
  • Yelp

    "Her knowledge, professionalism & caring attitude is a set of characteristics that I was never able to find in another OBGYN."

    Cindy O.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Sham helped us deliver Penelope & Adam safely into the world. You're more than an extraordinary doctor. We are grateful for your excellent care & genuine compassion

    Monica & Nick
Location
Shamsah Amersi, MD
2825 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 320
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-264-5600
Fax: 310-264-5604
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310-264-5600