Stop… Just take a minute and check in. So when do you plan to go for that check up ? Pap smear? Breast exam you’ve been putting off for months? Not up to date on that yearly mammogram even though you found a lump? Have you been having chest pain or shortness of breath and… Read More


If you are feeling tired, sleepy, have a lack of energy, or have difficulty getting your day started then you are not alone. “Fatigue” may be defining you. Fatigue is a common complaint for men and women across the United States and make up almost one third of visits made to primary care physicians every… Read More


As I have been in the trenches caring for and educating women, a common question I encounter on a weekly basis sounds something like this, “Doctor, I’m 35 years old, single, and have never been pregnant. Should I be worried about Infertility? Is there anything I can do?” Chances are, the answer is No. Especially… Read More


If your fibroids, endometriosis, heavy menstrual periods or chronic pelvic pain have led you to considering a hysterectomy, be your best advocate… Likely you are a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. There are many reasons why women choose to undergo a hysterectomy procedure. Approximately 600,000 hysterectomy procedures are performed every year in the United States.… Read More


Have you noticed a change in your menstrual cycle? Perhaps you are having longer more frequent periods, heavier periods, or spotting. If menstrual cramps have been interfering with your routine, or if you’ve noticed you are carrying Motrin in your purse more often than lip gloss, hopefully your internal alarm is sounding. Maybe your jeans… Read More


One of the most common expressions I have seen in my practice of Gynecology has been the look of surprise on my patients’ faces when I explain to them that a hysterectomy does not imply that an oophorectomy will also be performed. By definition an oophorectomy is the surgical removal of the ovary. In 2005… Read More


It never fails… More than often I have the suspicious patient who feels I have overlooked something major because I haven’t been regularly checking their hormones. Ladies! If you’re over 35 and feeling fatigued or “out of whack” this doesn’t automatically imply you are entering premature menopause. So take a deep breath. Make sure you… Read More


Of the many things we have in common as women, Ovarian cysts are at the top of the list. If you speak to a friend or a family member, chances are at some point in their lifetime they have been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. If you have an ovarian cyst… don’t panic! Cysts on… Read More


Probably the biggest problem in today’s society of women is the lack of Gratefulness towards our bodies. One would have to truly understand the meaning of the word Gratitude to understand my point of view. Gratitude is defined as feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankfulness; received or experienced with welcome. Another definition is… Read More