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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

Watch Endometriosis Videos on YouTube

In an effort to put more information about gynecological issues Endometriosis on the Internet, I made about twenty short videos and put them on YouTube.  These videos cover a variety of topics from Menopause to Endometriosis, birth control pills to

Posted in Endometriosis, Resources

Endometriosis; A Brief History of Disease and Treatments

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects approximately 1 out of every 10 women in the United States and 176 million women worldwide (1). Endometriosis occurs when small pieces of tissue from the endometrium layer of the uterus leave the

Posted in Birth Control, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  We, the Center for Excellence in Women’s Health Care, consider breast health to be just as important as gynecological health.  And as research continues each year, we learn more and more about how to

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Resources

Why We Don’t Accept Insurance / Submitting Claims

At the beginning of 2015 we made a huge change in our office; we stopped taking ALL forms of insurance.  A lot of patients were really nervous about this change:  how would they afford in-office procedures?  What would happen if

Posted in Insurance / Billing / Claims, Resources

Informed Consent (Prior to Surgery) Done in Office

Any time you are going to have planned surgery you are required to sign your Informed Consent.  Singing Informed Consent papers essentially means that you, as the patient, give the surgeon authorization to do surgery.  It also means that you

Posted in Procedures, Resources, Uncategorized

Clinical Trials & Research Studies for Endometriosis

Clinical trials are research studies that measure how well a new medication, technique, or procedure works for people.  Clinical trials could be a simple study of a new medication, it could analyze a person’s life, or they could follow them

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Resources, Treatments, Uncategorized

Changes in Pap Smear Recommendations; Annual Exams Still Necessary

In 2014 the American College of Physicians changed their recommendations on cervical cancer screenings, commonly known as the pap smear.  The pap smear involves taking a sample of cells from the cervix and testing for abnormal cells that are cancerous

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Procedures, Resources

Dr. Davis Talks About Interstitial Cystitis in a Video

Two years ago I released a twenty minute video about Interstitial Cystitis.   I put it on YouTube and over 650 people have viewed it!  In this video I talk about bladder anatomy, I draw out the same diagram we used

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, overactive bladder, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

The Bladder; A Diagram of Anatomy and Treatment, Part 3 of 3.

This is the third segment of our blog topic, “The Bladder; A Diagram of Anatomy and Treatment.”  In the previous blog entry we began listing forms of treatment, which are listed in this diagram in parenthesis.  In the previous post

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

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