We provide comprehensive gynecologic care to women of all ages. As a full-service practice, we strive to develop long-lasting relationships with our patients to help guide them through the major stages of their reproductive life, along with providing routine care to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions.Request an Appointment
Routine gynecologic care is the most effective protection against disease, infection and other abnormalities. Yearly pelvic exams are recommended for all women who are sexually active or over the age of 18. When performed with Pap smears, these exams can help screen for signs of HPV, cervical cancer and many other conditions. Early detection and treatment can help prevent permanent damage and are often the best protection against any gynecologic problems.
More frequent screenings are usually recommended for our older patients to ensure early detection. Our doctors will also educate patients on how to keep themselves healthy at home, by performing breast self-exams and using effective birth control.
We can perform nearly any needed tests at our in-office laboratory that takes much of the hassle out of medical testing for our patients. Click here to read more.
Abnormal uterine bleeding effects 1 in 5 women and can occur at any age. Bleeding is considered
abnormal if it is between periods, after sex, spotting anytime in the menstrual cycle, heavy or for
more days than normal, and/or after menopause. Some causes may be pregnancy, miscarriage,
some birth control methods such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or birth control pills, infection of
the uterus or cervix, fibroids, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, and certain types of cancer, such as
of the uterus, cervix, or vagina.
Our doctors will perform a series of diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your abnormal bleeding, and will then take the necessary steps to treat it.
Pap smears are constructed to detect any changes within the cervical cells, and abnormal results may indicate other conditions such as inflammation, hyperkeratosis, or atypical squamous or glandular cells. False positives are also common from Pap smears, but we take every precaution we can to ensure your health.
Your doctor may perform a colposcopy after abnormal cells are found in order to examine the cervix more closely and take a biopsy of any abnormal tissues. Any necessary treatment will be performed after further examination.
Infertility is a problem that plagues many couples trying to conceive, and is considered to be an issue when couples are unable to get pregnant after a year of trying or suffer from repeated miscarriages. Our doctors understand the importance of trying to conceive, and will work closely with women and their partners to determine the source of infertility and develop the most effective treatment plan for you.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are common conditions that affect three out of four women at some point in their lives. These conditions are associated with symptoms related to menstrual periods and can include bloating, cramping, fatigue, moodiness, sleep irregularity, depression and more.
While there is no official diagnosis for these conditions, the symptoms can usually be treated by practicing a healthy lifestyle, reducing stress and taking birth control pills. More severe cases may benefit from anti-depressants or counseling as well.
Vaginal infections are extremely common among women and account for more than 10 million doctor's visits each year. These infections are often caused by irritation from certain substances and can cause discomfort, discharge and vaginal odor.
Many of these infections can be both treated and preventing by practicing proper hygiene in the vaginal area. Some infections may require corticosteroid cream or antibiotics. Your doctor will prescribe the best treatment method for you depending on your individual condition.
Incontinence, or the accidental release of urine, can be an embarrassing condition and may affect your daily life. Although this condition is not serious or harmful, many women are eager to find an effective treatment for this troubling condition. Fortunately, most cases of urinary incontinence can be effectively treated through simple home methods.
Your doctor will speak with you about the many different types of lifestyle changes that can help treat incontinence. Daily Kegel exercises can strengthen the pelvic muscles that close off the urethra, while diet and exercise can help patients control accidents. It may also be helpful to develop a urination schedule and to train your bladder. More severe cases of incontinence may require more advanced treatment such as medication or surgery.
Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the uterine lining (endometrium) moves out of the uterus and into other parts of the pelvic area such as the ovaries, bowels or behind the uterus. It is generally not a serious or harmful condition, but can be painful and may interfere with your daily life by causing symptoms such as painful menstrual cramps, heavy and/or long menstrual periods, chronic back and pelvic pain, infertility and more.
Although endometriosis cannot be cured, symptoms can be managed through several different treatment options, including pain medication, hormone therapy, conservative surgery or a hysterectomy. Your doctor will discuss these options with you to decide which treatment would be best for you.
Pelvic prolapse occurs when one or more pelvic organs drops from its normal location and pushes against the walls of the vagina, causing feelings of fullness, pulled muscles and incontinence. This condition commonly occurs when the muscles in the area are weakened from childbirth or surgery.
Home remedies such as Kegel exercises, avoiding heavy lifting and pessary devices may relieve symptoms of pelvic prolapse, and some cases may be repaired on their own. However, pelvic prolapse often requires surgery to correct the moved organs and alleviate symptoms. Surgery varies depending on which organ is affected but may include repairing the bladder or urethra, closing the vagina or a hysterectomy.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that involves enlarged ovaries that may contain many cysts and produce high levels of male hormones. This condition affects one in every ten women in the US and is the leading cause of infertility in women. It also causes symptoms such as an irregular or missing menstrual period, excess body hair, acne and obesity.
Although there is no cure for PCOS, there are several treatment options available to help relieve symptoms and prevent permanent damage. Depending on the severity of your condition and your overall health, your doctor may recommend birth control pills, diabetes medication, fertility medication, or lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. Surgery to induce ovulation may be required for severe cases.
Many women going through menopause suffer from a wide range of symptoms including irregular bleeding, hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats, fatigue, depression and more. There are several treatments available to help relieve these symptoms, and our doctors can work with you to help you decide which option is best for you. Menopausal symptoms can be treated with hormone replacement therapy such as bioidentical hormone, which supplies the body with estrogen and progesterone as the levels of these hormones dramatically drop during menopause. Patients can also seek treatment for their individual symptoms and should maintain an active and healthy lifestyle to help feel their best.
Most sexually transmitted infections (STIs) do not cause any symptoms, especially in women, making it hard for some patients to know they have even been infected. Anyone with multiple sexual partners should undergo regular STD testing, even if they are having protected sex.
If you are diagnosed with an STD, we will provide the most effective treatment available to help minimize any symptoms and prevent permanent damage. Unfortunately, most STIs cannot be cured, but can instead be managed through medications. It is important to practice safe sex and get tested often in order to protect yourself against STIs.