VPFW was officially deemed the BEST OB/GYN by the Richmond Times Dispatch! After over 300,000 votes throughout the Richmond community – we were voted number 1! Our 30 physicians and staff provide excellent patient care and are committed to be your partners in women’s health. We are truly honored to receive this recognition. Thank you Metro Richmond and the Tri-Cities for being a part of our VPFW Family!
As women, we have many obligations to not only ourselves but our family, career, and social life. This, unfortunately, can cause us to feel overwhelmed – like no matter what we do we cannot catch up. However, our outward appearance does not always match our deepest emotions. The need to be everything to everybody might force some to pretend all is okay, when indeed help is needed. Education is key in finding resources to gain knowledge and help for depression.
The common misconception is that young females do not need to see a gynecologist until they are sexually active. However, education on topics such as healthy relationships, regular menstrual cycles, and the human papillomavirus can guide adolescents to good health.
Our mothers and grandmothers called it “The Change”—the mysterious process during which females become unpredictably moody, irritable, short-tempered, and most of all—HOT. We now refer to this time period as “perimenopause,” and it can last from 2-5 years. These years can feel like decades to some, as the symptoms of menopause can be very uncomfortable as you transition from the childbearing years to menopause. Women find themselves standing in front of the open freezer door longer than necessary, and they begin dressing in layers. Turtlenecks are tucked away in the back of the closet, and many women cool their homes to frigid temperatures in an effort to combat the sudden flashes of heat that engulf them.
Annual exams, also known as well woman visits, should be an important part of any woman’s health care routine. Annual appointments not only include important physical exams and preventive screenings but also offer an opportunity to discuss any changes, concerns, or future plans with your physician.
D.O. versus M.D.–What’s the Difference?
Finding a physician that suits your personality and approach to medicine can be tough. Where do you start? Depending on what you value most in regards to your health care, looking at a provider’s title can help guide you towards finding someone with whom you can have a lasting and trusting relationship.
Congratulations to Virginia Physicians for Women (VPFW)! Four of VPFW’s physicians are being honored in the latest edition of OurHealth Richmond Magazine! Congratulations to Dr. Hyde for earning first place in the Best Bedside Manner Awards in the OB/GYN category! Dr. Stone earned a top spot at third, and Dr. Aboujaoude and Dr. Reutinger both received honorable mentions!
by Dr. Molly Ashby (VPFW)
Happy 2018! I hope it’s off to a fantastic start! Whether you are starting your journey towards reaching a new goal or sticking to a plan you already have in place, this is the perfect time of year to reflect on what you want to accomplish over the next 12 months. So where does VPFW fit in? We want to be a part of helping you be the healthiest you can be, so here are the top five resolutions we hope you’ll include for 2018:
Dr. Jennie Draper, VPFW
‘Tis the season for Turkey Trots, marathons, and more! In fact, I’m proud to say that I became a first-time Ironman a few weeks ago! Leading up to my race I tackled common challenges that all athletes face—learning about race nutrition, figuring out how to juggle training with social and work commitments, and taking on the many other obstacles that come up when working towards a goal. My career as an OB/GYN, however, also kept women’s health and how it impacts our exercise routines at top of mind. So, what should women know about working out? Here are my top 7 tips!
VPFW is offering a free mammogram for every day in October for women without health insurance on an individual basis, please call to schedule at either Prince George or West Creek.