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Dietary Supplements; They’re Not Regulated by the FDA

Dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals are generally considered safe to take as long as you don’t exceed the recommended dose– you are not likely to hurt yourself taking things like vitamin D or magnesium.  However, if you take herbal

Posted in Side-Effects, Vitamins

Mangrove Women’s Health: New Walk-In Clinic M-F 9am-Noon

Routine visits like pap smears and annual appointments can be planned in advance.  But life is uncertain and sometimes you need to see your OB/GYN but can’t wait weeks for an available appointment.  And who has time to wait three

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Examinations, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Pain/Chronic Pain, Resources, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection, walk-in clinic, Yeast Infection

Long Term Elmiron Patients: Please Visit Your Eye Doctor

If you have been taking Elmiron (pentosan), I recommend that you make an appointment with your eye doctor for a full exam.  A recent study published in August of 2018 has linked long term Elmiron use to changes in vision.  If

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments

Vaginal Dryness; Causes and Treatments

Vaginal dryness is one of the most common complaints we hear from our patients.  It’s normal to not really pay much attention to the natural lubrication that occurs within the vagina, that is, until it stops, and suddenly you realize

Posted in Birth Control, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Chico, a New Service from Dr. Davis

Today we are going to talk about a new treatment option for ladies right here in Chico, California.   This exciting new service offers yet another way we can help our patients struggling with vaginal discomforts, especially those who are not able

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Treatments, Uncategorized

IUD Patients– Make Sure to Schedule Your Annual Exam!

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device– it is a small T-shaped device that is gently inserted into the uterus.  There are two major types of IUDs– hormonal and copper.  The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Hormones, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Natural Progesterone vs. Synthetic Progestins

A healthy female body must maintain a delicate balance of estrogen and progesterone at all times.  If a doctor finds that your progesterone is too low they may recommend that you take a small dose every day to help keep

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Mirena IUD Requires Management Plan

One of the biggest perks about the Mirena IUD is that it can be used long term; it is replaced only once every five years (approximately) but can be discontinued at any time and taken out during a simple office visit. There’s no pills,

Posted in Hormones, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Are You Experiencing Side Effects? Let us Know!

If you are taking medication and are experiencing side effects of any kind I want to know about it.  This is especially important if we’re dealing with a medication I have prescribed you.  I will listen to you and will help

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Side-Effects, Symptoms

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