Obstetrics

Cyberchondria – The Dangers of Using Google to Self-Diagnose

by | July 22nd, 2016

Nagging headache for 2 days…you could go to the doctor’s office. Or, you can consult Dr. Google since it’s faster, cheaper and more convenient, right?  However, the first thing that pops up on your Google search is brain tumor! Although a headache is more likely caused by stress, fatigue or eyestrain, search engines have a

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I want my body back: Guidelines for postpartum exercise

by | November 23rd, 2015

Within weeks (or sometimes, days) after experiencing the miracle of childbirth, some women have been heard asking their obstetrician how long will it take them to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. Such questions as, “How soon can I exercise?” or “Is it ok for me to do crunches?” are commonly posed. As a follow up to

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Are more ultrasounds really best?

by | August 7th, 2015

Several patients have asked me about a recent article in the Wall Street Journal concerning the use of multiple ultrasounds during routine pregnancy without clear medical need. The article suggests that many expectant mothers have too many ultrasounds, some even receiving up to a dozen in one pregnancy. The article states that some experts recommend

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GYNECOLOGY

  • Contraception
  • Annual Exam/Wellness
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Irregular Bleeding
  • Mammogram
  • Ultrasound
  • Bone Density Testing