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The Matter with the Bladder!


Recently I was enjoying my latest edition of Southern Living magazine. As I was thumbing through the recipes, gardening section, and the model home layout it occurred to me that I had seen THREE advertisements for incontinence pads. Are we still thinking this is something normal? ….that childbirth and aging cause us to “tinkle” when we laugh, sneeze or get a strong urge?

The Matter with the Bladder!2021-09-29T14:37:39+00:00

What you should know about Breast Cancer


Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women with lung cancer being the number one killer. The incidence of breast cancer diagnosis varies by age group but, an average of 1/9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. 2.6% of women will die from breast cancer per the American Cancer Society. The good news is that women age 50 and older continue to see the death rate decrease.

What you should know about Breast Cancer2021-09-29T14:37:39+00:00

When Sex Hurts


Dyspareunia is genital pain that occurs before, during or after sexual intercourse. Patients may experience stinging or burning or feel deep pelvic pain. Many women are uncomfortable discussing this with their healthcare provider, but I encourage women to talk about it because it is quite common and can often be treated.   

When Sex Hurts2021-09-29T14:37:40+00:00

My Breastfeeding Experience By Kelli Porter, Nurse Practitioner


One of the most exciting and challenging times in a woman’s life is when she is expecting a baby. There are so many emotions and decisions to make during that time. One of the most important decisions is whether or not to breastfeed. Breastfeeding can be stressful but is also extremely rewarding.

My Breastfeeding Experience By Kelli Porter, Nurse Practitioner2021-09-29T14:37:40+00:00

Alzheimer Disease


Dementia is an increasing problem and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in older adults, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases. It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the aging population.

Alzheimer Disease2021-09-29T14:37:40+00:00



Endometriosis affects 10-14% of women and is characterized by endometrial implants outside the uterus lining. These are often painful, associated with inflammation, and can result in scarring/adhesive disease.


Heart Attack Signs in Women


Adopting a low-inflammatory and low-processed food diet, exercising most days of the week, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce cardiovascular inflammation. Schedule an appointment to discuss your risk factors for heart disease and appropriate screening tests. We are committed to keeping our patients healthy and want to help you reduce your chance of heart disease. 

Heart Attack Signs in Women2020-02-06T20:08:51+00:00