• The Big M

    Menopause is one of the biggest turning points in women’s lives. It is defined as the permanent cessation of menstruation.  Some women make smooth transitions,...

  • Do you really need a pap smear?

    The answer is “yes” but not necessarily every year and not at every age.  Here is why… Now that we have clearer understanding of how...

  • Those Three Letters…HIV

    It is such a frightening topic to read about.  Some mistakenly believe that the danger has been subdued.  One could possibly go an entire week...

  • In english, what is preeclampsia?

    Have you ever heard of preeclampsia? I chose this topic because recently I had several patients who were diagnosed with this syndrome and most of...

  • Old Eggs?

    I had a patient today who insisted on staying on birth control because she was terrified of getting pregnant.  She’s fifty three.  I have come to...

  • Below his belly button…erectile dysfunction

    Interestingly enough, even as a gynecologist, I hear a lot about erectile dysfunction (ED)—the inability to achieve or maintain an erection to complete sexual activity....

  • Keep the uterus, get rid of the fibroids

    A myomectomy is another option for the treatment of leiomyomas (lie-o-my-o-mas), generally known as fibroids.  This too can be done via an abdominal incision, laparoscopically...