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What is a Second Generation Birth Control Pill?

Oral birth control pills are categorized into different generations based on when they were developed.  Just like the generations within a family, the different generations of birth control pills have developed over the years with the first generation Read More…

Posted in Birth Control, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions

Medication Storage/Delivery During Hot Summer Months

As we enter the warmest months of the year, it’s time to consider your medication storage and what temperatures they are exposed to.  Like food, medication needs to be kept in the appropriate temperature zone for quality purposes and safety. 

Posted in Medications and Prescriptions

Estrogen Therapy After Menopause Helps Reduce Stress

Last year, estrogen therapy was the focus of a study that wanted to look at the effects of stress on cortisol and memory during post-menopausal years.  Researchers wanted to understand what role estrogen therapy plays in reducing women’s stress levels

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions

Breast Tenderness with Estrogen Replacement Therapy

If you are taking estrogen replacement therapy but experience severe breast tenderness, the first thought is that you’re probably getting too much estrogen.  This is one of the most classic first signs, and it will show up pretty quickly.  But

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Treatments

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Estradiol Pills

Hormone Replacement Therapy comes in a variety of forms, but one of the most widely available forms is a pill.  (Estrogen pills have come a long way since the days of Premarin!)  Available in different strengths and brand names, estradiol

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Medications and Prescriptions

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Transdermal Estrogen Patches

Today let’s talk about the estrogen patche and some tips for successful use. This small patch (smaller than a band-aid usually) stays in place for a few days and then is changed twice a week delivering a constant supply of estrogen.

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Thyroid, Elmiron, PPI

Many times our patients must take medication.  And sometimes we suggest the patient take their medication in a way that varies from the side of the box.  This is based on years and years of patient feedback and study.  We

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Thyroid, Treatments

What is a Cystoscopy? Why is it an Outpatient Procedure?

A cystoscopy is a simple, useful procedure that can help us diagnose abnormalities inside the bladder like Interstitial Cystitis.  By inserting a camera through the urethra and into the bladder, we can see inflammation, blockages, and get an overall Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Surgery, Treatments

Selecting the Proper Antidepressant to Help with Depression

Last week we talked about depression vs. sadness.  Sadness is a natural response to events that happen in life (a loved one’s death, a break up, losing a job, divorce, etc) and gets better over time whereas clinical depression is

Posted in Depression, Medications and Prescriptions

New Patients: Check out our Dr. Davis Videos!

A few years ago we created a YouTube page and added a variety of informational videos to it.  These Dr. Davis videos are great resources for anyone looking for more information or better understanding of the many conditions we treat including

Posted in Birth Control, Bladder, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Fibroids, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

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