Premenstrual syndrome or PMS describes a variety of symptoms that occur a week or so before the onset of a woman’s period. Many women have tender breasts, become moody or irritable, and experience bloating and a number of other symptoms to some degree. Any symptom of PMS can vary from mild to severe and women may think they are all normal. This is not necessarily true because there are some serious conditions that are often mistaken for PMS.
Heavy bleeding during your period is sometimes known medically as menorrhagia. Although every woman is different and menstrual cycles can vary, when should you see your OBGYN about a heavy period?
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 CareNet Medical Group. You may wonder why, so here are 5 reasons to schedule a preconception visit even if it’s not your first child.
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.
We hear this question quite frequently: is my menstrual cycle normal?
Since every single woman is unique, and we love that, it is hard to define “normal.” Most of the time we talk more about what is “average” rather than normal to help women understand if their cycle falls within average parameters.
If you are approaching 40 years old, it is time to have your first mammogram screening. Some women become anxious and worry about all sorts of unknowns. We are here to tell you that sometimes anticipating something is worse than the actual event. So take heart and learn what you should know before your first mammogram.
Because we are still learning about COVID-19 and how it spreads, the risk to pregnant women, the fetus, and infants remains inconclusive. Research is ongoing, but here is what you should know now about COVID-19, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
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Even the most confident woman can suddenly panic when told she is pregnant. Whether it was a planned event or a surprise, from this moment unknown insecurities seem to take over, and you are suddenly afraid like never before. What is pregnancy anxiety and how can you cope with it?
The health and safety of our patients and staff at CareNet Medical Group are extremely important to us. We realize this is a very unique and stressful time; with the current events changing day by day. We want our patients to know that we are here for you!
While we still continue to provide care at both of our office locations, we are excited to announce that we are now offering TELEHEALTH video and phone visits as another option to deliver care.
Due to current circumstances related to COVID-19, insurance companies have altered their rules to allow us to see many of you via a TELEHEALTH visit.
If you have an upcoming appointment and would like to be considered for a telemedicine visit, please call our office and we will check with your provider to see if it is medically appropriate for your appointment to be converted to a TELEHEALTH visit.
If you are in need of a new appointment and would like to inquire about the possibility of a TELEHEALTH visit, please call our office. We are now are able to handle many of the appointments that were previously canceled or postponed. Our providers will determine if TELEHEALTH is appropriate for your visit.
We are currently using a program called DOXY.me in order to conduct our TELEHEALTH visits with patients. We have found it convenient and easy to use.
Once a telemedicine visit has been scheduled, you will receive an email with the appointment information. If for some reason you haven’t received an email, please check your spam folder. You click on the provided link, type in your name and will be connected to a virtual waiting room and then your provider. DOXY.me does not require any type of software installation, but when prompted, you will need to enable your camera and microphone.
It works best from a smartphone or iPad, but can work from a computer that has a webcam and microphone. We strongly prefer TELEHEALTH video visits because we can actually see you to connect and conduct your visit.
Your visit will be documented in your electronic health record just like a traditional visit.
In some instances, you may still need to come to the office for your appointment. Rest assured that we have protocols in place to help keep you safe. We realize this is a very stressful time. We are all in this together.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to monitor the evolving situation concerning COVID-19. We hope to get back to regularly scheduled business just as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are here for you and continue to wish you good health during these trying times.
For the most up-to-date information go to: www.CDC.gov/coronavirus
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