All pregnancies come with some level of risk. Some risks may be recognizable early on (or even prior to) your pregnancy – such as being pregnant with multiples, difficult prior pregnancies, or being over the age of 35. However, complications could arise over the course of your pregnancy, including the development or discovery of heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney problems, diabetes, or other high risk conditions. Having quality prenatal and ongoing care throughout your pregnancy is essential to reducing the risks to both you and your baby.
Well woman screenings are vital for monitoring your health and for finding any potential issues as early as possible. These compassionate and comprehensive check-ups involve essential screenings such as a pelvic exam, pap smear and breast exam. In addition, we will discuss other health related issues, such as contraception, family planning, menopause issues, menstrual issues and bone health.
We understand that growing your family is a long-term commitment. By providing family planning services, such as safe and effective male/female contraception options, infertility treatments, and education regarding sexually transmitted diseases, we help enable you to make informed choices about your sexual and reproductive health.
Although your bladder is probably one of those body parts that you don’t think much about, when it stops working properly, whether via urinary tract infections, active overnight bladder, interstitial cystitis, pelvic problems or incontinence, it calls attention to itself. We provide education and resources to help prevent many of these issues, and treatment options to help you to regain the control and health of your bladder.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment regimen that has proven to help menopausal and perimenopausal women improve cognition, hot flashes and night sweats, reduce the effects of arthritis, support stronger bones, and enhance the experience of sex. By providing this ongoing treatment option, we help women to overcome the frustrations of aging and to enjoy a better quality of life.
Gynecology literally means, “the science of women,” and is the branch of medicine dealing with the female reproductive system, including the uterus, vagina, ovaries, vulva and breasts. Our gynecologists are specialists who are able to manage and treat conditions that specifically affect women, such as abnormal menstrual periods and pap smears, endometriosis, ovarian masses, polycystic ovarian syndrome, urinary tract infections, and other female reproductive system disorders.
Our team understands the unique medical and emotional needs related to growing girls and young women. As such, they provide expert specialized treatment for adolescent patients who have medical or developmental issues that may affect the health of their reproductive systems – including their uterus, ovaries, vagina, vulva and breasts.
For conditions such as uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, cervical incompetence and ovarian cysts, we offer laparoscopy or hysteroscopy procedures as safer and more effective alternatives to traditional open surgeries. Our comprehensive care provides faster recovery, smaller incisions, less pain, and shorter hospital stays.
Mammograms are one of the most effective screening methods to detect early breast cancer. These tissue x-rays help to identify cysts, calcifications, and tumors in the breasts, and should be performed at regular intervals, especially after the age of 40. We provide baseline, screening and diagnostic mammograms, in addition to other tests (such as manual, MRI and ultrasound examinations) for further results’ clarifications.
The Shelby Obstetrics & Gynecology doctors, nurses and staff are dedicated to ensuring your optimal health. We provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options and laboratory services.