The Gardisil Vaccine

The Gardisil Vaccine

Nancy Galyon, ARNP recently answered some common questions we have been getting from our patients about the Gardisil vaccine.   What is the Gardasil vaccine? The Gardasil vaccine for the prevention of the human papilloma virus (HPV) has been available for adolescent...
Is the HPV Vaccine Safe?

Is the HPV Vaccine Safe?

There has been a lot of press recently about the human papilloma virus, or HPV.  Some of it has been good, while some of it less than accurate. So, let’s talk briefly about HPV. HPV is a virus that can infect people.  Upwards of 80% of both women and men will contract...

Dr. Laura Alsina-Sanchez

We are excited to welcome Dr. Laura Alsina-Sanchez to our practice! Dr. Laura Alsina-Sanchez is a patient-focused provider who emphasizes building relationships with her patients and works towards creating a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Alsina-Sanchez attended the...
Perimenopause

Perimenopause

What is Perimenopause? It’s the change women go through, as hormone levels start to decline. This can take up to two years. During this time, many patients might start developing symptoms, and periods can become irregular until they completely stop altogether....
BRCA: The Breast Cancer Gene

BRCA: The Breast Cancer Gene

What is BRCA? BRCA refers to a gene, and the abbreviation stands for “The Breast Cancer Gene”. When patients are referred to as BRCA positive, this generally means they have a mutation of the BRCA gene. Patients with the BRCA gene have a much higher risk...
New Guidelines For Pregnancy Due Dates

New Guidelines For Pregnancy Due Dates

When are you due? When you are pregnant, a certain date becomes very important. It is a date you plan things around, and a date that you know will change everything. Traditionally due dates are calculated by last menstrual period. But now, doctors have new guidelines...