Dr. Watkins provides care for patients from adolescence through menopause including gynecology, functional medicine, and infertility evaluation and treatment. In addition, Dr. Watkins has recently added the MonaLisa Touch laser which treats vaginal symptoms and changes related to menopause.
We are a small practice that takes great pride in the individual attention we give our patients. We opened our practice in June 2007 with the intention of creating an environment centered on quality patient care coupled with great service. We would love to hear from you and set up an appointment. Give us a call and a real person will answer the phone!
Frequent GYN Questions
- Can I have my annual exam and Pap smear if I am on my period?
If the bleeding is light, a Pap smear can still be performed. Also, the guidelines for Pap smear screening have changed and Pap smears are not necessarily yearly anymore. If your bleeding is heavier but you do not need a Pap smear and you are comfortable coming in for an exam, an annual exam can still be performed.
- What do I do if I run out of a prescription prior to my next appointment?
Please call the office to see if it is possible for your prescription to be refilled until you are able to come in for your next appointment. We do not want our patients to run out of medication if it can be avoided.
- What do I do if I miss a birth control pill?
If you miss one birth control pill, take it as soon as you remember even if that means you need to take two pills in the same day. If the pill you miss is the first pill of the pack, it is safest to use condoms for the next 7 days as back up birth control. If you miss two pills within one pill pack, make them up as you would with one missed pill but use condoms for the remainder of the pill pack as back up birth control.
- When should I start mammogram screening?
Generally speaking, mammogram screening should begin at age forty. Dr. Watkins may recommend beginning screening earlier if there is a family history or other factors that increase a patient’s individual risk of breast cancer.