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Author Archives: Women's Health Specialists

Best OB/GYN In The Fox Valley

Women’s Health Specialists has been voted Best OB/GYN in the Fox Valley area for the 8th year in a row, and the providers and staff couldn’t be more honored by the recognition.  “It’s a special award because it’s really reflective of the relationship we’ve built with our patients and community since 1968,” commented Dr. Jill […]

Welcome Dr. Adams

We are thrilled to introduce our newest physician to our growing OB/GYN practice, Dr. Kelly Adams, soon to be Dr. Kelly Kennedy after her upcoming September wedding.  To help everyone get to know her better, I thought a Q & A session with her would be useful, and here’s what she had to share:  WHS:  You […]

Dr. Pfaffenbach Celebrates 10 Years

This month, Dr. Pfaffenbach is celebrating her tenth anniversary with Women’s Health Specialists, along with her nurse, Jan.  “It has been a great ten years together, and it truly has flown by,” said Dr. Pfaffenbach.  “I feel honored to be part of an OB/GYN practice with such strong roots in our community and I really feel like the […]

Ovarian Cysts: 4 Things To Know

Learning you have an ovarian cyst might make you panic in a hurry, but Dr. Ernesto Acosta with Women’s Health Specialists says they’re more common than you might think and not to sound the alarm bells too quickly.  “In most cases ovarian cysts are no cause for immediate concern,” commented Dr. Acosta.  “Four things to […]

Are You At Risk For Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia can be a scary diagnosis during pregnancy, especially because we don’t exactly what causes it and it affects roughly 5 in 100 women.  “We do know that there are women who have a higher risk of developing it, and a key to preventing preeclampsia is knowing you’re at risk and taking steps beforehand to […]

Patients To Receive Digital Ultrasound Images

We strive to provide the best patient centered care, and our latest step toward doing that is offering our pregnant patients a complimentary USB flash drive with their digital ultrasound images on them.  “We’re really excited to be doing this for our patients,” says Ultrasound Technologist, Sarah.  “It’s a more versatile keepsake for such a special […]

Menopause Symptoms and Management

Menopause:  What To Expect, When It Arrives & How To Cope Similar to getting your period or experiencing pregnancy, menopause is a stage of life where symptoms (when present) can vary greatly for women.  “Something that is consistent among women, is that menopause occurs right around age 51,” says Jeffery Cherney, MD.  “You’ll know when […]

Fox Valley Infertility Solutions

Infertility is something that doesn’t garner a lot of attention, but you’d probably be surprised to learn that it affects one in eight couples.  (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC)  “Couples that come in show a wide variety of emotions, from sadness to frustration to embarrassment – and it’s okay to be feeling those […]

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