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Don’t Forget “Out of Network” Doctors When Searching for Care

When you are searching for a new doctor it is easy to get caught up in the “who is covered/who is not covered by insurance” game.  We all want to save money and we all want our insurance to pay

Posted in Business Practices, Insurance / Billing / Claims

Is Your Doctor a “Good Doctor?”

Selecting a doctor can oftentimes feel like a challenging, overwhelming task.  There’s a variety of doctors and specialists out there— some have private practices, some are attached to hospitals, some have affiliations, some are independent… how, Read More…

Posted in Business Practices

Endometriosis Gets Segment on Fox News!

As we wrap up Endometriosis Awareness Month, I want to share some exciting news:  Fox News featured a segment about Endometriosis on March 17, 2016 in preparation for the annual walk in San Francisco that happened March 19, 2016 in

Posted in Endometriosis, Infertility, Symptoms

Endometriosis and Interstitial Cystitis (part 2 of 2)

Over the many years it has become quite obvious to me that in order to truly help women we need to tackle both Endometriosis and Interstitial Cystitis together as one.  Yes, they are two separate issues, but they are intertwined– dubbed

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis and Endometriosis (Part 1 of 2)

Years ago it seemed that a lot of my patients who were coming to me complaining of heavy bleeding, painful periods, painful intercourse, or severe cramping also had issues with their bladders.  They had urgency, frequency, bladder spasms, were getting Read More…

Posted in Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis

The Future of Endometriosis Diagnosis

In our last blog we discussed why surgery is medically necessary to confirm Endometriosis.  Because endometrial implants are too small to be seen on ultrasound and are located inside the abdomen, we cannot confirm their presence without surgery.  But Read

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Why is Surgery Necessary to Diagnose Endometriosis?

Endometriosis occurs when tissue normally found inside the uterus ends up outside the uterus.  This tissue attaches on to other nearby organs in the form of endometrial implants.  These implants do what the term suggests– they plant themselves on the

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Procedures

What is Nucynta? Can it Help with Pain?

Nucynta is a prescription pain-killing drug that I may prescribe for short-term use following surgery such as hysterectomy.  Most of my patients will agree that recovering from laparoscopic surgery is not nearly as painful or as awful as they thought

Posted in Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Pain/Chronic Pain

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!  Organizations all around the world have dedicated this month to increasing awareness, raising funds, and holding public events to unite people who suffer from (and medical professionals who treat) Endometriosis.  Read More…

Posted in Endometriosis, Resources

Pain with Interstitial Cystitis

Our last few blogs focused on chronic pain– we talked about the need to treat chronic pain with a different, well-rounded approach.  But why are we focusing on chronic pain?  And what does that have to do with gynecology?  And

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain

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