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Nurse Practitioner Treats Elsa’s Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

April 1st, 2022 | 1 min. read

By Marathon Health

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) right after high school and began treatment. But after social distancing and isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic, my symptoms spiraled out of control and my vitamin D levels plummeted. I gained weight, grew unwanted hair all over my body, developed acne, and suffered from anxiety and depression.

Using the Marathon Health benefits offered by my employer, Wyndham Resorts Travel and Leisure, I made an appointment with Clinical Director and Family Nurse Practitioner Cindy Freeman at Marathon Health Network at Vineland Pointe.

Cindy was great! She listened when I wanted healthy options to control my hormonal imbalance without excessive medications. She developed a personalized treatment plan and gave me expert advice. I never knew how important it was to maintain a balanced diet, or how hormonal changes can influence your overall health.

Cindy regularly called to check on me and ask questions about my overall health. She prescribed needed medications and provided timely refills. When I experienced heavy bleeding, she kept me calm and offered iron supplements.

These days I feel great, and I’m on the way to becoming more fit and having regular periods. I feel much more confident now that I have a medical team that directly supports my condition.

The sooner you take the necessary steps to improve your health, the better you’ll feel. I thank my Marathon Health specialist for providing solutions to my medical problems and being alert to my concerns. – Member Elsa Lopez

I feel much more confident now that I have a medical team that directly supports my [PCOS] condition.