An annual exam has shown to help maintain health, promote wellness and disease prevention with regular screening, diagnosis and early treatment.
Abnormal Bleeding / Problem Periods
Need answers? Call us.
Do you dread that time of the month? Are your periods painful or heavy? Don't wait and hope it will get better on its own. As doctors who concentrate solely on women's health issues, we completely understand what you're going through. Let us help you by calling 810-239-9444 to make an appointment.
First GYN Visit
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that a girl make her first visit to a gynecologist when she is between the ages of 13 and 15. Most girls will NOT need a pelvic exam during this initial visit, though. Many gynecologists will just do a regular health exam and talk to the girl about her development. If you have problems with periods, missed periods, pain, signs of infection, or worries about development, it's a good idea to see a doctor who specializes in teenage gyn issues. Let us help you by calling 810-239-9444 to make an appointment.
- Adolescent GYN
- Annual Health Exam / Pap Smear
- Your First Gynecologic Visit
- HPV Vaccination
- HPV Fact Sheet
- Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle Fact Sheet
- Painful Periods
- Periods /Menstrual Cycle
Annual Exam / Pap Smear
An annual exam with a pap smear is "preventative medicine".
How long has it been since your last pap smear? If it has been longer than a year, it is time to schedule an appointment. An annual health exam, including a pap test is one of a woman’s best forms of preventative medicine. Studies have shown pap tests have reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by more than 90%. Make a commitment to your health by having a yearly pap test. Call the office at 810-239-9444 to schedule your annual exam with with Pap test with one of our specialists in women’s health.
- Annual Exam
- Bone Health
- Pap Smear - The Pap Test
- The Pap Test
- Pap Test Fact Sheet
- Pap Test-Abnormal Pap Test Results
- Preventive Screenings
- Patient Sexual History Key to Good Ob-Gyn Care
- Sexual Dysfunction - Your Sexual Health
- Sexual Health
- Sexual Therapy
- Thyroid Disease
Birth Control - You Have Options
Birth control has come a long way.
The 21st century has brought many new innovations in women’s health care including a new era of contraception. In last few years the choices of contraception have multiplied to accommodate women’s busy schedules and the choices are safer and more effective than ever. Make an appointment with your obgyn to discuss the latest birth control methods and what your options are at 810-239-9444.
- Birth Control Overview
- Top 5 Birth Control Methods
- Barrier Methods of Contraception
- Birth Control Pills
- Intrauterine Devices (IUD)
- Hormonal Birth Control Options: Implants, Injections, Rings, Patches
- Natural Family Planning
- Sterilization for Women / Permanent Birth Control
Breast Health / Mammograms
Every day should be Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
Is it time for your mammogram? Are there changes in your breasts that are concerning you? Every day should be Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Breast self- awareness is the most proactive approach to your breast health. Breast cancer is the 2nd most prevalent cancer in women. The good news is if it is found and treated early, most women can be cured. This is why routine breast self-exams, mammography, and checkups by your obgyn are important. These three steps are essential for a complete breast cancer screening.We now offer BRCA Testing which can only be ordered by a qualified physician. Call the office at 810-239-944 to schedule an appointment.
- Benign Breast Lumps
- Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Treatments, Prognosis
- Breast Cancer and the Breast Self-Exam
- Breast Cancer-Learn About Treatment Options and Empower Yourself
- Breast Health / Mammograms
- Breast Lumps:7 Myths and Facts
- Breast Lumps in Women
- BRAC (Breast Cancer Gene)
- Breast Self-Awareness
- Breast Self Exam
- Detecting and Treating Breast Problems
- Fibrocystic Breast
- New Mammogram Benefits for Women in Their 40s
Cancer Screenings & Treatment: Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine
Fact: The greatest single reason for the occurrence of cervical cancer is not having Pap smears according to recommended guidelines.
No one looks forward to an annual exam, but it is essential to your health. Getting regular Pap smears can help detect precancerous changes in cervix, which can be treated before they turn into cervical cancer. Pap smears effectively spot such changes, but they must be done regularly. Annual pelvic examinations should start when a woman becomes sexually active. Pap smears should start at age 21, even for women who have not been sexually active. The pelvic exam also provides the most complete exam of female organs.
As with many forms of cancer, knowing what to look for can save your life. Are you experiencing longer periods, bleeding or discharge between periods, pelvic pain or pressure? Many times these symptoms are a sign of a less serious issue (like an infection), but these can also be a medical wake- up call and should be reviewed by a doctor. Your women’s health doctor can help you determine what may be causing your symptoms. Need answers-call the office to schedule an appointment at 810-239-9444.
- Abnormal Pap Smears
- Cervical Cancer Slide
- A Visual Guide to Ovarian Cancer
- Cone Biopsy
- Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
Endometriosis Diagnosis & Treatment
Need answers? Let us help you.
Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological disorders, affecting 5.5 million women in North America alone. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue that grows inside the uterus, grows outside the uterus—on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and other areas in the pelvis. The breakdown and bleeding of this tissue each month can cause scar tissue called lesions. Although there is no cure for endometriosis, there are several effective treatment options, such as surgery, medications and hormone therapy. Diagnosis is considered uncertain until proven by laparoscopy, a minor surgical procedure done under anesthesia. A laparoscopy usually shows the location, size, and extent of the growths. This helps the doctor and patient make better treatment choices.
Our gynecologists have extensive experience in evaluating and treating endometriosis as they specialize in women’s health issues. Make an appointment to talk to one of our doctors about which options are available to you at 810-239-9444.
- Ending Endometriosis Pain: An Expert Q&A
- Hormonal Therapy
- Hysterectomy: Vaginal, Laparoscopic Assisted, and Abdominal With or Without Removal of Ovaries
Are you struggling with fibroids?
Are uterine fibroids affecting your everyday life? Are you wondering why do I have fibroids and what are my treatment options?
No one knows exactly why women develop uterine fibroids, but the good news is there are many treatments available including Uterine Fibroid Embolization, a minimally invasive interventional procedure.
Fibroids affect 40% of women over 35 years in America and have a higher rate of incidence among African Americans. While rarely cancerous, uterine fibroids can cause a variety of symptoms or they may not cause any symptoms at all—so you may not even know you have one. Heavy bleeding is the most common symptom associated with fibroids and the one that usually prompts a woman to make an appointment with her obgyn doctor. Pelvic pain, frequent urination, pain during sex, and infertility are also indicators of fibroids. You may learn you have one or more fibroids after having a pelvic exam and an ultrasound which can be done as part of the process to determine if fibroids are present.
Call the office to schedule an appointment on what is the best option for you at 810-239-9444.
- Uterine Fibroids
- Uterine Fibroids Fact Sheet
- Ultrasound Diagnosis
- Non-Surgical Options
- Non-Steroidal Options
- Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
- Hysterectomy: Vaginal, Laparoscopic Assisted, and Abdominal With or Without Removal of Ovaries
- Uterine Artery Embolization
Your gynecologist can offer solutions
No matter your age, the health of your reproductive and urinary organs—your pelvic organs—is important. Abnormal bleeding, pain, or discharge affects your overall health and quality of life. Get answers to all of your most pressing questions and put an end to embarrassing symptoms by making an appointment with your gynecologist who can evaluate the causes and provide answers.
When we talk about your pelvic region, we're talking about your vagina, uterus, urethra and bladder. And, when we talk about pelvic health problems, we're talking about conditions associated with these structures, like heavy periods, fibroids, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). A report commissioned by the National Women's Health Resource Center found that at least one-third of all women 21 and older will be treated for one or more of these pelvic health problems by the time they turn 60. These pelvic-health related conditions can significantly affect your quality of life. Yet, all seem to be something women are reluctant to talk about it, either with each other or their obgyn. And that's a shame, because with good medical care, each of these conditions can be improved or even cured. Diagnose and treat the problem and you improve your overall health and quality of life. Do you need answers? Call our office at 810 239-9444 to schedule an appointment with one of our four OBGYN doctors.
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Ovarian Cysts
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections-A Visual Guide
- Vaginal Discharge
- Vulvar Disorders
Infertility Evaluation & Treatment
There are answers.
Are you having trouble conceiving? Are you disappointed each month when your period starts? You are not alone- between 10 to 14 % of couples will experience fertility problems at some point. Infertility is a very sensitive issue for a couple, one which can cause physical and emotional stress. That is why it is important to speak with a doctor experienced in evaluating and treating infertility.
The good news is medical technology now offers more answers and treatment options to men and women trying to conceive a child, including hormonal treatments and ovulation induction. Our obstetrician/gynecologists have significant experience in treating infertility. Infertility treatment starts with an evaluation with your ob gyn.
Approximately 30% of infertility is due to a female factor and 30% is due to a male factor. In the balance of the cases, infertility results from problems in both partners or the cause of the infertility cannot be explained. Often there are no signs or symptoms associated with an infertility problem. Listening to your body and getting regular checkups will help to detect a problem.
It is recommended that couples with no known reproductive health problems seek medical advice if they have not conceived in 12 months. However, if a woman is 35 or older, has menstrual or ovulatory irregularities, known tubal problems, a history of miscarriages, diabetes, high-blood pressure, or thyroid conditions, she should consult an ob gyn much earlier in the process, probably at the beginning. Early detection and treatment of a problem are often critical in achieving successful pregnancy outcomes later. Calling the office is the first step in treatment at 810 239-9444.
- Infertility Evaluation & Treatment
- Irregular Menstrual Cycles
- Ovulation Charts - Planning Your Pregnancy
- Evaluate for Tubal Blockage
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
A time of change
Is it hot in here or is it just me? Some call it the change of life. To others it is the end of fertility or to others the beginning of freedom of no more menstruation. Whatever people think of it, this midlife transition is very unique and personal to each woman. It is a turning point, not a disease. It is the permanent end of menstruation. Menopause is said to have occurred when a woman has not had a period for 12 months. The time leading up to menopause-perimenopause- can bring uncomfortable physical symptoms with hot flashes and night sweats, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. This is also a time women should be evaluated for bone density loss and should talk to their doctor about their bone health and what they can do now to avoid osteoporosis.
So regardless of whether you think your symptoms are from this midlife transition, it's important to see your gynecologist for a complete medical evaluation. He or she can rule out any other medical conditions and confirm whether you are in the menopausal transition. This appointment is the time to have a conversation with your doctor about medications and therapy options to help you manage menopausal symptoms. There are solutions. Call 810-239-9444 to schedule your appointment.
- Early Menopause
- Menopause Facts
- Menopause-Study Suggests Mental 'Fog' of Menopause Is Real
- Menopause Solutions
- Menopause Symptom Relief and Treatments
- The Menopause Years & Menopause Overview
- Perimenopause- Perimenopausal Bleeding and Bleeding After Menopause
- HRT- Hormone Therapy
- Herbal Remedies
- Treatment for Vaginal Dryness
- Treatment for Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
- Mood Swings
Pelvic Pain & Painful Intercourse
Is it time to have this conversation with your obgyn?
Numerous conditions can cause pelvic pain. Endometriosis adhesions, infection, overly tense pelvic muscles or slipped discs could all be the source of pelvic discomfort. A trained physician should recognize subtle differences which may signal another problem. This is why it's vital to have regular checkups and a good working relationship with your doctor.
If you feel pain when you have sex or even when you try to have sex, then you may have a condition called dyspareunia. You may be surprised to learn that many other women experience the same problem. In fact, at least 10% of women have experienced chronic pain in the genital area, and that number rises to 29% among post- menopausal women. Up to 60% of women who have dyspareunia say the pain is so severe they stopped having sex. Your ob gyn is trained to evaluate and treat such sensitive conditions. Call the office to learn the facts on dyspareunia and other pelvic pain issues.
Bottom line: You deserve a dynamic, exciting sex life (if you want it) no matter what your age. Exploring the causes of the pelvic pain with your ob gyn is taking the necessary steps to resolve any problems. Make an appointment with one of our women health care specialists at 810 239-9444.
- Pelvic Pain
- Painful Intercourse
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Evaluation
- Topical Medical Therapy
- Pelvic Physical Therapy
- Surgical Treatment - Laparoscopy
- When Sex is Painful
PMS / Mentrual Disorders
Can PMS be treated? YES!!!!
Is the time prior to your period making you miserable? Do you notice physical and emotional changes each month before your period? These changes can be caused by premenstrual syndrome. PMS and menstrual disorders are very real disruptive physical and/or emotional symptoms before your monthly period, including heavy bleeding or missed periods, breast tenderness, bloating, and mood swings. These symptoms may disrupt a woman's life in major ways.
Most menstrual cycle problems have straightforward explanations, and a range of treatment options exist to relieve your symptoms. If your periods feel overwhelming, discuss your symptoms with one of our gynecologists. Their expertise is in women’s health issues and once your symptoms are accurately diagnosed, he or she can help you choose the best treatment to make your menstrual cycle tolerable.
No matter your age, the health of your reproductive and urinary organs—your pelvic organs—is important. PMS and other menstrual disorders affect your overall health and quality of life. Get answers to all of your most pressing questions and put an end to uncomfortable symptoms. Our gynecologists can offer you a personalized approach that offers real relief. Call to schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns with one of our doctors at 810-239-9444.
Urinary Incontinence / Bladder Control
Are bladder issues interrupting your life?
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Women may feel uncomfortable discussing their urinary incontinence or bladder symptoms, even with their doctor. That's natural. But the truth is talking with your doctor is the first step to getting relief. Only he or she can evaluate you symptoms, and determine the type of treatment that is right for you.
Do you experience leakage with a sneeze or cough? Did you have to give up running due to the embarrassment of leaking? These are signs of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). While about one in three women experience some form of incontinence, including SUI, less than half tell their health care professionals about it. In fact, about 61% of women had a problem with SUI for four years or more before they sought medical help. Without medical treatment, SUI won't go away and in fact may get worse with age. There is help for SUI and an appointment with your gyn is the place to start.
Over Active Bladder
Are you always rushing to the bathroom? Is your urgency causing you to avoid going places or enjoying your favorite activities? These are signs of an Over Active Bladder or OAB. If you have OAB, don’t despair. Whatever you may have heard, don’t believe the myth that there is little or nothing that can be done to help improve the condition. There is plenty of help available in the form of behavioral therapy, medications and exercise, or a combination of the therapies. Schedule an appointment with one of our gyn doctors at (810) 239 -9444 to determine which therapy or combination of therapies is right for you.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
Do you feel heaviness in your lower abdomen, almost as if something within you is dropping? Do you have frequent and unexplained pelvic pressure or pain? Does a little urine escape when you laugh, sneeze or cough? You may have a pelvic health condition. If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then it's time to figure out what's going on "down there.” Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when one or more organs in your pelvis - your uterus, urethra, bladder urethra or bladder - shifts downward and bulges into your vagina. Some studies find the condition affects up to 40% of women aged 50 to 70, and one study of 1,000 women seeking routine gynecologic care found 76% had some form of POP. Most women, however, don't have any symptoms. Your gynecologist has the expertise in women’s anatomy to accurately diagnose and treat POP or other pelvic health conditions. Need answers? Call the office at (810) 239-9444 to make an appointment with one of our gynecologists.
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Incontinence-The Basic Types
- Urinary Incontinence-Bladder Retraining
- Urinary Incontinence-A Better Diet for Managing Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Incontinence-Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Bladder Control-GYNECARE TVT™
- Dropped Bladder (Cystocele)
- Pelvic Support
- Pessary Fitting
- Non Surgical Options