Author: Women's Health Partners, LLC

5 Reasons To Schedule A Preconception Visit

Before you get that telltale “glow,” you have to conceive. Before you conceive, you have some planning to do, and one of those planning steps is to schedule a preconception appointment with Women’s Health Partners. You may wonder why, so here are 5 reasons to schedule a preconception visit even if it’s not your first child.

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How Your Gynecologist Can Help Maximize Your Sexual Health

You may wonder how your gynecologist can help maximize your sexual health, and the truth is they can help, but only if you let them. Since many women would prefer to keep their sexual pleasure or lack thereof to themselves, it’s impossible to get any help if you don’t ask.

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Your Safety and Well-Being is our Priority (COVID19)

On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice. We want you toCOVID-19 personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given the continued concerns posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Understanding Postpartum Depression And How To Deal With It

Postpartum depression does not discriminate. You can develop it whether your pregnancy was easy or difficult. You can suffer from it if you are a first time mom or already have a child, married or unmarried, and it occurs in women of all ages, races, and education. Simply put, it can happen to any woman, even you. That’s why understanding postpartum depression and how to deal with it is valuable information for all expectant mothers.

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Non-Essential Appointments Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule any non-essential appointments (re: physicals, annuals, and other well visits) until further notice.

COVID-19 is causing things to change rapidly and our operations can vary because of this. We ask for your understanding and that you check our website for the latest on operational hours and services available.

You can also call ahead if you have questions.

We are proud of our staff who are working during this time, and pledge to you our highest service possible during this pandemic

Patient/Visitor Guideline Update

In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and provide a safer environment and promote social distancing which is recommended by the CDC, we are asking that patients limit the number of people accompanying them to an appointment. No visitors (including children) will be allowed to accompany each patient unless a specific patient needs extra support. We encouraged visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and/or phone.

Additionally, we are respectfully asking that children not accompany any adult patients, unless there is a medical necessity. We know this may cause scheduling challenges, particularly for families with younger siblings, but we can all play a role in reducing the spread of this virus. Thank you for understanding our need to do so and for helping us keep you and our greater community healthy.

We are also asking any patients with a cough, shortness of breath or fever not to come to our facility and call ahead of time. You will be directed to another facility for evaluation.

All patients are to wash their hands before and after their visit. Hand washing, social distancing, and self-isolation are still the best ways to prevent this virus from spreading more widely.

We are committed to providing the best care to you and will continue to give you the best guidance we can.

Telemedicine

To continue with our efforts with social distancing in these difficult times, we are currently working on offering certain types of appointments, that don’t necessarily require a traditional physical exam, a telemedicine option.

Telemedicine is the use of technology that enables remote healthcare (telehealth). Basically it makes it possible for physicians to treat patients by using a computer or smartphone

This will allow you to see your physician without leaving your home.

Some of the benefits of telemedicine are:

Less exposure.
No transportation time or costs – When you see your doctor on your mobile device or computer, you can save money on gas, parking, and transportation.
Eliminate child or elder care issues – If you have the responsibility for caring for children or older adults, finding someone to fill in can be a challenge, as can bringing them along. Telemedicine lets you see your doctor while managing your family responsibilities.
Dr. Berger (endocrinology) is currently using telemedicine for many of her appointments.

We anticipate that some appointments might be available using telemedicine, such as:

1. Genetic counseling with Lisa D’Augelli, our genetic counselor.

2. Post-Partum visits.

3. Post-Operative visits.

4. Consultations visits.

5. Pre-operative consultations.

6. Infertility consultations.

7. Follow-up appointments.

In light of the current health crisis, it appears that most insurance companies will cover your virtual visit. Medicare has also temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services to respond to the current Public Health Emergency.

If you might be interested in this type of service for an upcoming appointment, please email us your request at womenshealthpartners@whpmd.com

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