The Zika virus seems to be on pregnant patients’ minds. It is also worrying those who plan on becoming pregnant in the near future. Since I’m getting a lot of questions about it in my practice, I decided to review the latest CDC guidelines and clarify confusion as much as possible. First of all, what
At The Ob/Gyn Group of Austin, we enjoy going through life’s journeys with our patients and understand that a strong bond between you and your physician is vital. We would like to thank Anne for taking the time to share her patient care experience and story. Tell us about your patient care story. I was
Menopause is a dreaded word for many women. Some, with heavy cycles actually look forward to it—so I suppose not everyone dreads it. There is so much conflicting information out there (bioidentical hormones, heart disease, breast cancer) it can be a scary world when women enter the menopausal phase—that is an article for another day.
What inspired you to begin working in obstetrics and gynecology? When I was a medical student, I saw my first delivery and I was hooked! I had intended on being a pediatric oncologist. Thank goodness I ended up in such a happy field. Why are you passionate about working in this area of health care?
When you hear the topic work-life balance and you are in the medical field, it often makes you roll your eyes. “There is no such thing as balance,” says the female OB-GYN. I am here to say there are ways for female physicians to have balance in this culture of changing medical practice that are
At The Ob/Gyn Group of Austin, we enjoy going through life’s journeys with our patients and understand that a strong bond between you and your physician is vital. We would like to thank Christy for taking the time to share her patient care experience and story. I have been a patient of Dr. Nunnelly since
By now, many of you have heard about the Zika virus and may be concerned about the risk here in Texas. Zika virus is a mosquito borne virus that generally produces non-specific influenza-like symptoms such as fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle aches, and joint pain. Symptoms generally appear 2-12 days after a bite by an affected
Many couples wanting to have one last fling before their baby is born are scheduling “babymoon” vacations to the Caribbean. The Center For Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a travel notice concerning the risk of infection by a mosquito-borne Zika virus. This virus can infect a pregnant woman and cause babies to be born with
The CDC Health Network has issued a level two travel health alert for people traveling to countries or territories where local transmission of the Zika virus has been identified. Although local transmission of the Zika virus has not been documented in the U.S., the infection has been reported in travelers returning. For current updates related
Many women have misconceptions about what menopause is, and confusion as to what to do about it. The process of menopause begins as a women releases the last few follicles (i.e. eggs) from her ovaries. When the last one is spent, there will be no more menses – at an average age of 51. One