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Category Archives: HEALTHY WOMEN

Understanding Perinatal Mood Disorders

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 […]

Symptoms and Treatment For Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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.  […]

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?

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 […]

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 […]

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