We offer preventative, acute and chronic women’s health services from the beginning of menstruation through the reproductive years, and well beyond menopause. We treat a myriad of common and not so common gynecological complaints including contraception, menopausal hormonal management, pelvic/urinary complaints and most importantly preventative health services through a woman’s life span. Pap smear, STD and other laboratory testing, mammogram, ultrasound and bone density referral, as well as gynecology and obstetrical referral as needed, are just a small offering of the all services we provide. We honor and value the uniqueness of women and cater to a woman’s individual health care needs.
We also specialize in the treatment of a woman’s most intimate concerns, restoring relationships and enjoyment in life. Please see our “Women’s Sexual Health” section below for more details.
Women’s Gynecological Health Care available across the lifespan from Menarche through Menopause
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (usually but not always accompanies Sexual Desire Disorder). Women who suffer with this may want to have sex but have much difficulty finding the pleasure of arousal. 1 in 20 suffer.
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (low desire) Approximately 10% of women suffer with this problem. Treatment leads to better sex, which leads to more energy, more creativity, increased confidence, less depression, and improved overall health.
Female Orgasmic Disorder: Again around 1 in 20 (or 5%). Women can become aroused but have much difficulty with orgasm. This can be so frustrating that sex becomes a frustration they avoid.
Dyspareunia: Women suffer with real pain with sex (not from decreased lubrication or vaginal spasm). The incidence is from around 1 in 10 to 1 in 5 women. (The above shocking statistics came from Obstetrics & Gynecology April 2011)
Genital Mismatch: The male partner is significantly larger than the female and can contribute to both Female Orgasmic Disorder & to Dyspareunia
Peri-menopausal and post-menopausal vaginal changes: Common symptoms include vaginal dryness, thinning of the tissues and discomfort with sexual intercourse. This can become so profound as to cause lack of desire, anxiety, depression and marital dysfunction.
The number of women who suffer from sexual problems (30-50%) is discouraging (the higher incidence is seen in younger women). Remember, these numbers only include women who are psychologically distressed enough to discuss it with their Health Care Provider. If a woman avoids sex because one of these problems but doesn’t disclose, then she is not counted in these statistics and continues to suffer in silence. Is it possible that women just learn to tolerate less than optimal sexual activity and eventually believe the sexual issue to be normal? Men immediately seek help when they suffer from sexual dysfunction. The advent of Viagra and other ED treatments have caused relationships to suffer. Women have not been able to “keep up” with their men, causing relationship dysfunction and even divorce. Women, don’t suffer in silence; especially when there are so many new non-surgical treatments available. These treatments are not a “cure all” but can certainly help things in the bedroom, which studies show, can vastly improve a relationship. Whether your intimacy issues stem from the effects of childbirth, surgeries or post-menopausal changes we can help. Come in for a free consultation to discuss your concerns and find the best treatment individualized to you and your specific needs.