Our obstetrics practice is a warm, caring environment where you will receive the highest level of care for yourself and your ongoing pregnancy. Our state-of-the-art facilities and the most accurate, up-to-date prenatal testing mean that you can relax in the knowledge that your care is second to none. We treat each patient as an individual, and respect the enormous trust that you put in us, your caregivers, at this incredible time in your life.
Annual Well Woman Exams
A well-woman exam is one of the most important steps that women of all ages can take to protect their health. This is an annual preventive screening of breast and gynecological diseases. During the visit, your doctor will discuss your health and lifestyle behaviors and will perform a physical exam of your breasts and pelvis.
Preconception care is taking steps to ensure the health of your baby before you become pregnant. This is the time to check for any potential risks to you and your baby during pregnancy, and to discuss and address any medical issues you may have before you get pregnant. This is also the perfect time to ask your doctor all of the questions on your mind, whether it’s health concerns that run in your family, diet and exercise during pregnancy or anything else you want to know.
There are many different forms of birth control available to women today, and the decision about which type is best for each individual depends on many variables, including past medical history, ease of use, incidence of side effects, cost and risks. Our providers are specialists in all forms of contraception and can help you determine which option may be the best for you.
A Pap smear is a screening procedure for cervical cancer. It tests for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus. It’s named after the doctor who discovered it, Georgios Papanikolaou. It’s a quick procedure, during which cells from your cervix are gently scraped away and then examined at a lab for abnormal growth.
For women, many STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, show no signs or symptoms. In fact, that’s why many experts prefer the term sexually transmitted infections (STIs), because you can have the infection without disease symptoms. If you think you need testing, discuss it with your doctor. STD (STI) testing is not always a standard part of a gynecological exam.
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer screening tests are performed in order to find breast cancer when the tumors are too small to feel and before any symptoms or warning signs occur. Early detection is key to successful treatment.
This diagnostic exam is used to assess organs and structures within the female pelvis. A probe is used and may be placed on the abdomen or inserted into the vagina. The ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Most vaginal discharge is perfectly normal and serves the important purpose of keeping your vagina clean and infection-free. The amount, color, thickness and odor can vary greatly depending on when during your menstrual cycle the discharge happens. Vaginal discharge can also indicate infection if it looks or smells markedly different than usual or if it is accompanied by itching or burning.
Bladder infections, also sometimes called cystitis, urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are bacterial infections. Other organs that can be involved in a UTI are the kidneys and ureters. When bacteria makes its way up the urethra and into the bladder, infection can occur, but such infections are not usually serious and are easily treatable if caught right away.
Our wish for every patient is a long, happy and healthy life. Our team is here to help you create your own healthy living roadmap, which includes maintaining a healthy weight, enjoying a delicious and nutrient rich diet, making time for exercise, managing stress and getting plenty of sleep. We will work with you to create strategies for success, whether you are a new mother, a college student or a great-grandmother.
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