Annual gynecological examinations are essential to women's
reproductive and general health. Our offices offer timely, reasonably-priced
gynecological exams including birth control consultations and prescriptions, and emergency appointments.
Emergency contraception (the morning-after pill) is available in all of our offices, usually within 48
hours. Our offices are all equipped with ultrasound to facilitate diagnosis of
reproductive system problems. We offer and educate you about a wide range of
contraceptive options to suit your life, so that you can choose which is best for you.
Annual Exam - Yearly exam consisting
of a breast exam, internal and external exam of the vagina, and an examination of the
other reproductive organs. This is normally given in conjunction with a pap smear. A
birth control consultation and prescription can also be included.
Pelvic Exam - An examination of your
internal organs: uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. The doctor or nurse practitioner
will check for any abnormalities by inserting two fingers into your vagina while
applying pressure to your abdomen to physically examine these reproductive organs.
Breast Exam - An examination of the
breast tissue to check for any abnormalities. The doctor or nurse practitioner will
physically examine your breast tissue by applying pressure in a circular pattern over
each breast and into the armpit areas to feel for any lumps or other irregularities
in the breast tissue. You will also be given the opportunity to learn how to perform
a breast self-exam.
Pap Smear - Safe, simple, quick
procedure consists of collecting a sample of cells from the cervix and examining
for any abnormalities. The doctor or nurse practitioner will gather the sample by
opening the walls of the vagina with a speculum and, using a small brush/spatula,
brushing cells from the surface of the cervix. You should have a Pap smear at least
once a year as early-detection screening for cervical cancer.
Condoms- Condoms are available free to all patients.
Emergency Contraception (The Morning-After Pill) -
This consists of medication taken up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse (preferably within
72 hours). This has been proven to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 89% of the time.
Oral Contraception - We offer a wide variety
of birth control pills. We will discuss with you which of the many pills on the market
might be right for you.
Ortho-Evra® Contraceptive Patch - The birth
control patch is a hormonal contraceptive that is changed once a week.
NuvaRing® - A flexible vaginal
ring that releases hormones over three weeks to prevent pregnancy.
Depo-Provera® - Contraceptive
injection given once every three months to prevent pregnancy. This injection can be administered
in our office.
Diaphragm - A diaphragm is a latex barrier
that is a soft, shallow dome that covers the cervix. It is used in conjunction with spermicidal
jelly, foam, or cream. A physician or nurse practitioner will fit you for the right sized
Mirena® Intrauterine System (IUS)- The IUS is
a long-term form of contraception consisting of a small device that is inserted in the uterus. It
releases hormones directly onto the endometrium to prevent pregnancy and reduce menstrual bleeding
for up to five years.
Paraguard® Intrauterine Device (IUD) - The IUD
is a long-term form of contraception consisting of a small copper device that is inserted in the
uterus. It contains no hormones and it can be left in place for more than ten years.
Essure® Tubal Occlusion - Essure causes
permanent infertility by closing off the fallopian tubes. Essure placed hysteroscopically in our
office and requires no incisions or general anesthesia.
If you would like more information about any of these contraceptive options,
please call the office you are interested in visiting.