These are challenging times for physicians who aim to please their patients, and equally challenging for patients who are juggling full schedules and dread waiting for an upcoming appointment with their doctors. Technology has increased access but the demands on our time remain the same. Many of our email addresses are now posted online. Individuals… Read More

Honoring Health Vow # 4   I Promise to Be an Active Participant in the Patient-Doctor Relationship   Although the Doctor you choose is a very important player in your health care experience, the most important person in the Doctor-Patient relationship is you. Before deciding which imaging and blood tests to order; before deciding what… Read More

Honoring Health Vow #6 I Vow to Advocate for Myself and Pledge to Prioritize my Healthcare Needs Seeing a gynecologist for many women is very challenging. Anticipating and visualizing conversations about your body, breasts, period, vagina, and relationships can come all packaged up with a diverse mix of life experiences, perceptions, emotions, and beliefs. The… Read More

Honoring Health Vow # 5 I choose to be “In the Know” by keeping record of important medical events in my life Don’t panic when you visit your gynecologist and you are told you don’t need a Papanicolaou (Pap) every year.   The decision to change the frequency at which you have a Pap test was… Read More