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Holiday Office Closings 2016

Here’s our office closing schedule for the holidays. We hope our patients have a wonderful holiday season!
Thursday, November 24 – Closed
Friday, November 25 – Closed
Monday, December 26 – Closed
Monday, January 2, 2017 – Closed
Patients can still access our patient portal and someone from our office will respond as soon as possible.
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Flu Shots for 2016/17 – What has Changed?

It’s the beginning of flu season, and in order to avoid a high fever, severe aches and a nasty cough, a flu shot could help patients lessen their symptoms or avoid them all together. Since the flu virus is always evolving, scientists are making important changes to how the vaccine is made.  » Read more about: Flu Shots for 2016/17 – What has Changed?  »


Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016

While most people are aware that breast cancer is an issue, many still don’t take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Every October, doctors, nurses and organizations use this month to raise awareness for the detection of breast cancer.  » Read more about: Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016  »


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system.
The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue.  » Read more about: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month  »


Breastfeeding Month

During August, organizations around the world spread awareness about breastfeeding and how it can benefit babies in all communities. Across the world, only about 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed.  » Read more about: Breastfeeding Month  »


Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Getting Pregnant

I’m sure someone has told you “You’re never completely ready to have a baby.”
However there are some questions that you can answer ahead of time to ensure you’re as prepared as possible. Here are just a few questions to keep in mind while you plan your pregnancy:   » Read more about: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Getting Pregnant  »


Is it Okay to Eat Fish While I’m Pregnant?

Confused about whether you’re allowed to eat fish during pregnancy? You’re not alone.
Nutrition becomes even more important when you’re pregnant because everything you eat impacts the baby’s development. The dilemma with seafood is that, even though it contains nutrients essential for developing the fetal brain, it also contains mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, which can be harmful to the fetus when eaten in excess.  » Read more about: Is it Okay to Eat Fish While I’m Pregnant?  »


When Should I Have a Gynecology Exam?

If you’re scheduling your first gynecology visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone.  » Read more about: When Should I Have a Gynecology Exam?  »


Could Your Pelvic Pain be Endometriosis?

March is Endometriosis Awareness month – a good time to learn more about a disease that affects nearly 176 million women worldwide.  » Read more about: Could Your Pelvic Pain be Endometriosis?  »


What you should know about the Zika Virus

While only about 20% of people with the Zika virus experience symptoms, the greater concern about contracting the virus has been the potential link to birth defects.  » Read more about: What you should know about the Zika Virus  »