Text Message Appointment Reminders

Beginning Monday, July 30, 2018, patients will receive a text message and possibly an automated phone message appointment reminder. Patients will continue to receive the online check-in email asking patients to complete paperwork and check in electronically.  Patients will receive a text reminder two (2) days  prior to their appointment. … Read More

Your ultimate summer pregnancy survival guide

by Banner Health and Robert Grayson, MD   Pregnancy is fascinating … and uncomfortable. You’re creating a human, but you’re also nauseated, swollen and tired. And with a summer pregnancy, you have the heat to deal with too. Not only is it hotter outside, but your internal body temperature also… Read More

Ovarian Cyst

Audra Zachman, DNP-BC Sometimes the finding of an ovarian cyst can be concerning to patients; however, a brief discussion can help to clarify this sometimes confusing diagnosis. Ovarian cysts are common for women during childbearing years. The ovaries can form one or several cysts that may vary in size. It… Read More


Jackie Johnstone, CNM You have heard about endometriosis and know friends and family who may have it. What is it exactly? What is endometriosis? It is a very common health problem in which tissue that normally lines the uterus (the endometrium) grows on the outside of the uterus. Common places… Read More

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Amber Scrivner, RNC, OGNP-NCC Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a controversial arena but now along with other therapies more options are available. I am a big advocate of HRT, but as with any medications, one has to look at risk versus benefit for each patent. Some patients are not… Read More

Does your family’s history of cancer concern you?

Michelle Szymanowski, RNC, MSN, WHNP-BC Generally speaking, cancer is not a common occurrence in most families, but there are some families that have more than their share of cancer. This can be a source of anxiety and stress for some patients, but with the proper testing and management, it doesn’t… Read More

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Holly Campbell, WHNP-BC Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that causes cervical cancer or genital warts. HPV can also cause cancers of the anus and oral cavity and throat. HPV is spread by intimate skin to skin contact, most commonly by sexual intercourse including vaginal, anal, or oral sex. People… Read More

What’s the Matter With My Bladder?

Amber Scrivner, RNC, OGNP-NCC Do you have pain, pressure, urinary frequency, and/or urgency? Are you up several times at night to urinate and have pain with intercourse? Are your urinary symptoms worse with your menstrual cycle? If this sounds familiar, you may have Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Bladder Pain Syndrome… Read More

Overcoming Fear of Mammography

Patricia B. Janicek DNP, WHNP-BC The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Radiology, the American Cancer Society, and the Society of Breast Imaging recommend starting annual mammograms at age 40.   Women who have immediate family members who have dealt with breast cancer should mention it to… Read More

Sexually Transmitted Disease

  Meghan Delaney, WHNP-BC, C-EFM Guest blogger, Meghan Delaney, WHNP-BC, C-EFM, talks about some of the basics of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). It does not just happen to someone else. The statistics are startling so it is important to know what to do if you suspect STDs. Sexually transmitted diseases are… Read More
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