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Changes Coming Soon to Website, Practice, Office Location

Keep an eye on our website and blog-- changes are coming! Sometime in the next month, approximately late September to early October 2018, we are leaving Feather River Hospital and will be joining Mangrove Medical Group in Chico, California.  Our office Read More...
Posted in Business Practices, Uncategorized

Menstrual Blood– Take a Look and Keep Track of Changes

Have you ever looked in the toilet after voiding to see the color of your urine?  Or looked at your stool to see its shape and color?  It might sound kind of gross or bizarre, but looking at what comes out of your body can be beneficial for you and Read More...
Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Heavy Bleeding, Periods/Menstruation

MonaLisa Touch Chico May Provide Symptom Relief for IC Patients

Interstitial Cystitis is a complex condition with no cure.  Anyone who suffers from this condition understands how truly frustrating it is; constant trips to the bathroom, incessant worrying about accidents or being unable to find a restroom in time, Read More...
Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

Not Enough Estrogen; Vaginal Atrophy and How to Fix It

Estrogen, as you know from reading my blogs, does wonderful things for a woman.  It's important for her physical and mental well-being, and it's necessary for almost every body system.  And as you know, when a woman enters menopause naturally or after Read More...
Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

Normal vs. Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

The vagina is an incredible organ--  it has systems in place to keep its tissues healthy, to protect against bacterial and fungal infections, and to provide lubrication.  Discharge is the vagina's way of keeping itself clean-- it's constantly in the Read More...
Posted in Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

The ENPOWR Project Teaches Endometriosis Awareness

In 2016 EndoFound (The Endometriosis Foundation of America) began a new community-based outreach program called The ENPOWR Project (ENdometriosis:  Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition) that "raises awareness and promotes treatment-seeking behavior" Read More...
Posted in Endometriosis, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery

I'd like to take some time to talk about robotic-assisted surgery.  During robotic surgery the cutting, sewing, and extraction is done by four robotic "arms" that are controlled by the surgeon, who sits behind a console unit with high definition 3-D Read More...
Posted in Surgery

You’re Not Alone– Celebrities with Endometriosis

If you ever feel like you're the only one struggling with Endometriosis, read on.  These celebrities with Endometriosis have come forward to share their experiences. Daisy Ridley:  Daisy, star of "Star Wars:  The Force Awakens" and "Star Wars:  Read More...
Posted in Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms

Yeast Infection; Tips to Reduce Risk During Summer

A yeast infection is a common problem for ladies of all ages; the overgrowth of the candida fungus leaves the vagina red, sore, itchy, painful, and with unpleasant discharge.  Many yeast infections are cleared up with over-the-counter remedies, but some Read More...
Posted in Yeast Infection

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

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