Patient Education

Endometriosis Awareness Month

By Elizabeth Frankowski
March 5, 2018

1 in 10 women live with #Endometriosis  Endometriosis is an incurable gynecological condition with unknown cause. It occurs when endometrial implants, comprised of tissue normally found within the uterus, are present in other areas of the body. Such as on the ovaries, intestines, GI tract and there have been cases of it being found in ... read more

Breast Cancer Screening

By emily.blumkin
October 3, 2017

Breast Cancer screening involves checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. Screening and Detection is important because, usually, the earlier the breast cancer is detected, before it is big enough to cause symptoms, the easier it is to treat. Breast cancer is caused by damage to a ... read more

Annual Gynecological Examinations

By AdviceMedia
August 30, 2017

Annual Gynecological Exams are important for monitoring women’s health. They help clinicians detect and treat gynecological issues. These examinations are recommended for all women as soon as she becomes sexually active or once she reaches age 21. As the name suggests, a patient should schedule her annual gynecological exam once a year. Annual Examinations are ... read more

Urine Testing During Pregnancy

By Team Sundance
April 8, 2016

By Nicole Lamprinakos PA-C You may be wondering, why is a urine sample required at every prenatal visit? Analyzing your urine is an easy way to screen for various conditions that can be harmful to mom or baby during the pregnancy. How do I provide a urine sample? You will use a wipe provided to ... read more

Chlamydia- A Devastating STD with a Pretty Name

By Team Sundance
April 1, 2016

By Theresa Spruill, PA-C What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia Trachomatis? What is this? I know, it sounds like the name of some ancient royal, "Presenting your highness, queen Chlamydia Trachomatis"...NOT! Actually, Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacteria. It is estimated that 4 million people in the US are! it is most prevalent among teenagers. ... read more

Endometriosis- What you need to Know!

By Team Sundance
April 1, 2016

By Frederick Gonzalez MD Endometriosis is a benign chronic disorders that mostly causes distressing and debilitating symptoms such as pelvic pain, painful periods, painful intercourse, and infertility. The endometrium is the normal lining of the uterine cavity. Its function is to accept a fertilized egg. If pregnancy does not occur, the normal lining of the ... read more

Preventing Preterm Birth - Cervical Length Monitoring

By Elizabeth Frankowski
March 23, 2016

Can Cervical LENGTH Monitoring And Treatment Affect Prematurity Rate? Authors: M Terrani, F Gonzales, B Petrikovsky, A Dillon Institutions: Ocean Perinatology, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Objective: Prematurity remains a major contributor to perinatal morbidity and mortality. In 2007 the Institute of Medicine reported that the annual costs associated with preterm births exceed $26 billion. In ... read more

Diabetes in Pregnancy

By Team Sundance
November 25, 2015

by Dr Frederick Gonzalez The mainstay of the medical management of diabetes involves frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels with adjustment of diet and insulin therapy to achieve normoglycemia. Normoglycemia is important because maintenance of maternal blood glucose concentration at or near normoglycemic levels decreases the likelihood of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as miscarriage, congenital ... read more