Our doctors have years of experience in providing obstetrical and gynecological care, and they are always happy to answer any questions or concerns that a patient may have. We have asked them to write a few articles below answering the questions that they get asked most frequently.
Painful menstrual cycles are very common in adolescents often starting within 6-12 months of them beginning their periods. Most commonly there is no underlying abnormality of their anatomy, just a very unfortunate circumstance of growing up for some young ladies. Rarely, there can be some underlying condition such as endometriosis or infection.
Your gynecologist can definitely evaluate and manage this, often with medical treatments alone. We will consult with you and your daughter on an effective plan of care based frequently on her medical history alone. Whether a pelvic examin...
"In all aspects of our lives balance is key. Doing one thing too much can cause upset, like the old saying goes, everything in moderation is the secret!" - Catherine Pulsifer
Yoga is one exercise that requires balance. In order to achieve some of the more difficult poses, my instructor once told me to quiet my mind. Get rid of all the thoughts in my head about what I had to do later, the errands I had to run and focus on the activity at hand. For women with busy lives it is often hard to quiet the noise in our heads. We multitask on a regular basis and while we are doing ...
There are many terms used to identify the many generations active in today's society and it's hard to keep track of them all. No matter where you fall, we've got you covered! We care for all the generations.
THE GREATEST GENERATION
Born between 1901-1926Age 94+ (in 2020)
THE SILENT GENERATION or Traditionalists
Born 1945 and beforeAge 75-94 (in 2020)
THE BABY BOOMERS
Born between 1946 and 1964Age 56-74 (in 2020)
A social worker by the name of Dorothy Miller, originally coined the term "sandwich generation" back in 1981, to describe women in their 30s to 40s who were "sandwiched" between young children and aging parents as their primary caregiver. Nearly two decades later and a lot has changed since then. Many women are delaying child-bearing and seniors are living longer. Because of these added variables, the "sandwich generation" definition has understandably changed along the way and tends to target both genders and the predominant age is 40-65 years old. According to a 2013 Pew research report, ...
Often a patient comes in for her yearly wellness, and asks the question of when is the right time to bring in her daughter. There is often hesitance to do so, as it signals the transition to adulthood.
It is best to establish a healthy, non-urgent tone with her first visit. This, hopefully, promotes a non-fearful attitude to seeing a physician.
ACOG, the governing body for obstetricians & gynecologists, recommends that the first visit should occur between ages 13 -15. There does not need to be a problem or issue. It is a good time to educate a girl about her body and...