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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Apr 13th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Updates in Contraception Feb 5th, 2018

Family planning has been considered one of the United States greatest public health achievements in the 20th Century. Contraception use has been shown to contribute to birth spacing, lower infant mortality risk and to reduce the number of pregnancy terminations. It also significantly lowers maternal mortality/morbidity associated with unintended pregnancy. The...

Pregnant and Nauseated? Don’t Suffer! Apr 14th, 2017

Reports indicate that upwards of 50-75% of women will suffer from nausea and/or vomiting predominately during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. The cause is unclear, but fortunately only .3-1% of women will advance to a potentially morbid state called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which can potentially cause significant health issues for...

Mammogram Apr 12th, 2017

Mammography is the study of the breasts using X-ray. The actual test is called a mammogram. There has been some controversy on when a patient should have their first screening mammogram and how often to have further testing. We feel routine screening should begin at age 40 and then should...

Initiation of Gynecologic Care in Adolescence Apr 8th, 2017

Many mothers want to know when routine gynecologic examinations for their daughters should begin. The answer is simple: When the need arises. Reasons for an adolescent to see a gynecologist include (but are not limited to): Pelvic pain, including painful menses, not responding to Ibuprofen If the patient has become...

Fibrocystic Breasts: A Common Problem Apr 5th, 2017

Fibrocystic changes are the most common form of breast lumps in women age 30 to 50. The condition is benign (non-cancerous). Physicians in our practice do not like to refer to this as “fibrocystic disease” since it occurs in over 50% of women in this age group. We like to...

Fertility counseling Apr 4th, 2017

The aggressiveness by which a patient pursues pregnancy will differ from person to person based on individual desires and age. I believe it is also of utmost importance to consider the many medical factors which can impact the patient’s ability to conceive in order to properly help direct her. Important...

Ectopic Pregnancy: What Is the Best Treatment – Medication or Surgery? Apr 3rd, 2017

Any pregnancy which grows outside of the uterine cavity, where it shouldn’t grow, is called an Ectopic Pregnancy. The most common place an ectopic pregnancy can grow is within the fallopian tube. Because the tube cannot expand adequately and will eventually rupture open and cause bleeding, it needs to be...