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


Advocate for Yourself… Four signs you know you’ve found the Right Doctor 1. Pay attention to that “gut feeling.” If you feel at peace then you’re likely on the right track. It may seem cliché but your body’s reaction says much about the chemistry you have with your Doctor. Does she make you feel safe,… Read More


Do you find yourself struggling to get through your day, thinking, “If only I had another hour or two of sleep”? If so, then the fact is your body might be on to something. If you find yourself daydreaming about your next nap, contemplating purchasing stock in Starbucks, or drinking more coffee and caffeinated beverages… Read More


Vow to be an active Participant in the Patient-Doctor Relationship! Here are Five Things You Can Do to Minimize Your Wait… My brother once called while I was booking an airline ticket during my office hours, when I picked up the phone and he asked what I was doing, I came clean. He quickly replied,… 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