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Category Archives: HEALTHY WOMEN

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 […]

What To Expect At Your First Gynecological Appointment

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.” […]

Have You Had Your Mammogram?

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to talk about screening and prevention of breast cancer. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting regular mammograms can […]

Getting the Facts about Ovarian Cancer

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 […]

Annual Pelvic Exams – Should You or Shouldn’t You

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 […]

More Than “Just A Pap”

By Connie Masak, APNP We often get asked this question, “I’ve read that I don’t need a yearly pap smear, so why do I need to come in for an exam?” There is a lot of confusing information out there, so let me try to clarify for you. In 2012, the American Congress of Obstetricians […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

— Did you know? The Sexual Assault Crisis Center in the Fox Cities was created to help survivors (and their families and friends) of all forms of sexual assault or abuse — including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. For more information about this important local organization and the […]

E-access to Your Health Info

Women’s Health Specialists can provide our patients with timely electronic access to their health information (including lab results, problem list, medication lists, and allergies). Through MyThedaCare, we offer patients personalized and secure access to portions of their medical records. Women’s Health Specialists can sign you up for MyThedaCare during your next visit with us. If […]

Make It The Year Of Loving Yourself

By Connie Masak, APNP — With each new year brings another opportunity to truly make it a year of loving yourself, taking care of yourself, and focusing on YOU as a person. It might seem contradictory, but the more you do for yourself, the more you can do for other people – children, spouse, partner, […]

What Should I Do to Prepare for the Flu Season?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year — especially people who are at high risk of developing serious complications like pneumonia if they get sick with the flu, including Pregnant women People who have certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and […]

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