by Dr. Jeffery Cherney As a dad, it can be intimidating and overwhelming seeing your little girl grow up into a young woman. Families today look different than they used to and whether mom is able to help your daughter through these changes or not, you should be prepared to help her navigate life as […]
Reproductive health is an important aspect of every woman’s life. In this video, Dr. Kelly Kennedy explains what to be aware of when it comes to your reproductive health.
By Dr. Julie Meyer, DO After nine months of waiting, you welcomed your beautiful baby into the world, but you aren’t quite feeling as joyful as you imagined. Instead you are tired, tearful and maybe even resentful, which makes you feel a pang of guilt. It is possible that you may be experiencing some […]
It can be hard to know the difference between a urinary tract infection (UTI) and a bladder infection. Many of the symptoms can be similar. To help us better understand the difference between the two, we looked to Dr. Pfaffenbach for her expert opinion on symptoms to watch for and ways to prevent getting one.
Pelvic support problems are typically encountered by women who have had children and elderly women. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs in women when the muscles of their pelvic floor are no longer able to support the pelvic organs. “Many women have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse,” says Dr. Tina Ramsey, OB/GYN with Women’s Health Specialists. […]
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 […]
Quite often we receive questions from young women or their mothers about when they should come in for their first gynecological appointment. “It’s really a wellness opportunity that’s ideally scheduled before a young woman becomes sexually active,” says Wanda Vander Wyst, PA-C. “It provides a chance for conversation where reproductive health topics can be openly discussed and answered.” […]
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are 50-74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40-49 years old or think you may have a higher risk […]
By Jeffery Cherney, MD – Obstetrician/Gynecologist One of the most devastating diagnoses for women is ovarian cancer, a disease that afflicts the female reproductive organs. The disease can strike at any age, but is most commonly identified in women ages 50 or older. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This observance was created to make […]
By Elina Pfaffenbach, MD – Obstetrician/Gynecologist There have been a lot of questions about the recent publication of a new set of guidelines issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommending against annual pelvic exams for healthy, nonpregnant women. The doctors and nurse practitioners at Women’s Health Specialists follow the guidelines established by the […]