Provider of the Week: Stacey Mott

Stacey has worked in the Jackson, TN area as a Registered Nurse since 1994. Since completing her training as a Nurse Practitioner in 2010, she has practiced in family medicine and cardiology. She specializes in preventative care for those at high risk for cardiovascular disease and secondary care for the cardiac patient. As a provider for the Woman's Clinic, she helps identify women who are at risk for heart attack or stroke, and assists them in a plan for prevention. This plan may include education, diet and lifestyle changes, prescription medications, or more extensive cardiac evaluation with diagnostic testing and follow-up. 

Follow Up With - Hannah Dunlap!

Mrs. Hannah Dunlap offers her special interest of Postpartum Depression this week. The below information is just a helpful start in understanding the meaning of Postpartum Depression. If you have any serious inquiries, please contact Woman's Clinic for more information regarding this topic! 

"As a new mom, you face a lot of challenges getting used to life with a newborn. You’re also probably dealing with lack of sleep, new responsibilities, or even breast pain if you’re nursing.

And what about the deep emotional pain that comes after childbirth and won’t let up? Not the milder “baby blues” that typically go away after a week or two. We mean postpartum depression. This is a severe form of clinical depression related to pregnancy and childbirth.

It’s more common than you think. One study of 10,000­ moms with newborns found that about 1 in 7 get postpartum depression. Luckily, most of those women find that treatment helps."

For more information, please click on the link listed below!

http://www.webmd.com/depression/postpartum-depression/understanding-postpartum-depression-basics#1

Provider of the Week: Hannah Yelverton!

Hannah worked at Jackson Madison County General Hospital as a registered nurse in Labor and Delivery for twelve years before graduating from Frontier Nursing University with her Masters of Nursing in 2014. As a Certified Nurse Midwife she manages low risk obstetrics, well woman exams, and minor gynecological problems. She has a special interest in post postpartum depression.

Follow Up With - Andrea Tomasek Grimball!

Andrea Tomasek Grimball has an interest in treating scars. Check out the information below to understand more on this topic! Feel free to reach out to our company for more assistance! 

"Scarring is the process by which wounds are repaired. Damage to the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis, is required to produce a scar. Damage to only the epidermis, the most superficial layer of skin, will not always produce a scar. Scars produce a structural change in the deeper layers of the skin which is perceived as an alteration in the architecture of the normal surface features. It is not just a change in skin color. Fetal tissues and mucosal tissues have the ability to heal without producing a scar. Understanding how and why this is possible could lead to better surgical scar outcomes.

A few scar facts!

  • Scars occur when tissues have been significantly damaged and repaired.
  • Scars result in changes that alter the physical architecture of normal skin or other tissue.
  • Scars can occur after physical trauma or as part of a disease process.
  • Poorly controlled wound healing can result in thick, unsightly scars that cause symptoms.
  • There is a genetic predisposition in some people to produce thicker, itchy, enlarging scars called keloids.
  • Scarring in areas of increased skin tension or movement tend to be unsightly.
  • When wounds are produced surgically, physicians utilize techniques to minimize scarring."

For more information, please click on the link listed below!

http://www.medicinenet.com/scars/article.htm

Provider of the Week: Andrea Tomasek Grimball!

Andrea Grimball, PA-C, joined the Woman's Clinic Cosmetic Boutique in April 2014. She has been board certified since 2001 and is trained in multiple office cosmetic procedures including non-ablative laser, IPL hair removal, photorejuvenation (i.e., age/sun spots), injectables, chemical peels, and medical micro-needling. Practice interests include treating scars and rosacea, as well as anti-aging treatment modalities. She is an associate member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and maintains memberships in PA organizations at the state and national level.

Follow Up With - Jesse Rider!

"This site celebrates birth, breastfeeding and bonding--all rights and essentials for mothers and families everywhere. Breastfeeding is the natural, healthy way to ensure human babies receive human milk. Sometimes people have to overcome barriers to accomplish their goals, and we are here to help moms get on track, or enable them to stay on track, by offering support, advice, education and referrals.

We also advocate for the moms who are unable to breastfeed. We understand that the options for breast milk substitutes are limited and often sub-standard. We desire to improve access to human milk and improve the quality of artificial human milk (infant formulas). We strive share evidence-based information in a non-judgmental manner. 

We advocate for the mother's birthing and feeding rights. Our organization strives to share exceptional evidence-based information. The way to change the tide of birthing and breastfeeding in this country is to help moms, one baby at a time. Stay abreast of specials, educational opportunities and calls to action--sign up today."

This information can be found at birthingandbreastfeeding.com!

 

Jesse Rider specializes in lactation education. We would like to introduce some materials to make the subject more understandable for individuals that may not be familiar. 

 

Follow Up With - Betsy Swindell!

As our website states, Betsy is available to take new gynecologic patients. If you're interested in the start up or are not familiar with the procedures, this article will help! 

 

"In order to maintain good reproductive and sexual health, females should visit a gynecologist- a doctor who specializes in females’ reproductive health- for an exam about once per year. Generally, females should begin seeing a gynecologist at the age of 21, but begin earlier if they become sexually active. After their first visit, females ages 21 to 29 should visit their gynecologist annually to get a Pap smear. Females between the ages of 30 to 64 should generally visit every other year.1 Other reasons to visit a gynecologist include seeking treatment for irregular periods, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and vaginal infections. Females who are sexually active or are considering becoming sexually active can visit a gynecologist to learn more about contraceptive methods.

During each exam, the gynecologist typically asks about the female's sexual history and menstrual cycle. The gynecologist also physically examines the female's breasts and genitals. Understandably, a visit of this nature can cause some females discomfort. However, periodic gynecological exams are crucial to sexual and reproductive health and should not be skipped. The patient’s anxiety can be significantly decreased if she knows what to expect from the visit. Prepared with the knowledge of what actually occurs during an annual exam, females often find that it can be a straightforward and rewarding experience."

To continue reading, please click on the link below!

http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/annual-gynecological-exams-what-expect

Provider of the Week: Betsy Swindell!

Betsy graduated from Union University in 1986 with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. She then completed the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in 1996 and the Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of Tennessee at Memphis Health Science Center in 1997. Betsy is certified as a Why Weight Consultant and Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received certification as a maternal-newborn nurse in 1995 from the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetrics, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties. 

Follow Up With - LaCinda Butler!

LaCinda works with the section of Why Weight! You will be able to check out the website for the Woman's Clinic listed below for more details on the section! Before you visit, check out these points from the website! 

  • We expect you to lose 3-5 pounds per week.
  • You first notice you are losing weight in your waist, hips and thighs (where most women carry their weight).
  • We will be your very own cheerleaders and can talk you off of that “brownie cliff.”
  • We have many testimonials right here in our clinic.
  • You won’t start losing weight until you make the decision to change your life for good.

Sound like a good fit for you?

Continue reading about Why Weight by using the link below! 

https://www.womansclinicpa.com/why-weight/

Provider of the Week: LaCinda Butler!

LaCinda graduated from UTM in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt in 2001. She is certified in Critical Care Obstetrics, Why Weight Consultant, Childbirth Education by the Council of Childbirth Education Specialists, and Neonatal Advanced Life Support. Her practice interests include teen care and menopausal issues women face, along with assisting patient with their new Why Weight loss plan!

 

Please check with us on Friday for more information and the follow up with LaCinda Butler! 

Follow Up With - Dr. Andrea M. Harper!

"The more risk factors a woman has, the more likely she and her fetus will be at risk during pregnancy and birth. Statistics are available for some risk factors:

  • High blood pressure. According to statistics collected by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, about 6% to 8% of pregnant women in the United States have high blood pressure. About 70% of them are women who are pregnant for the first time.
  • Preeclampsia. Preeclampsia affects an estimated 3% to 5% of pregnancies in the United States, and 5% to 10% of all pregnancies globally. The majority occur at term.
  • Multiple births (twins). The National Center for Health Statistics reported that between 1980 and 2009, the twin birth rate increased 76%—from 19 to 33 per thousand births. For women between the ages of 35 and 39, twin births rose by 100%, and for women aged 40 and older, the increase in twin births was more than 200%. The increase in multiple births is due in part to the use of fertility treatments, especially in women older than age 35.

 

For more information, please follow the link listed below! 

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/high-risk/conditioninfo/pages/risk.aspx

Doctor of the Week: Dr. Andrea M. Harper!

"Dr. Andrea Harper joined the Woman's Clinic, PA in September 2007. After completing medical school at the University of Texas, she completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Harper belongs to the Tennessee Medical Association and the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Her practice interests include high risk obstetrics, patient education and teen care. Dr. Harper enjoys domestic hobbies like cooking and gardening, as well as more adventuresome activities like fishing, camping and traveling."

Please check in on Friday to take part in the follow up post about Dr. Harper! 

Follow Up With - Dr. Ryan Roy!

Dr. Ryan Roy focused his studies on smoking cessation during pregnancy. This follow up will be information on just that! Please follow the link listed below for more information on this process. 

"Question: Despite being highly motivated to quit, many of my patients struggle with smoking cessation during pregnancy. Can you comment on the current treatment options and discuss their safety and efficacy during pregnancy?

Answer: Given the considerable and well-documented adverse effects of antenatal smoking on mother and fetus, pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation should be considered. Available medications include nicotine replacement therapy, sustained-release bupropion, and varenicline. Nicotine replacement therapy and bupropion do not appear to increase the risk of major malformations; however, there is currently limited evidence on the use of varenicline during pregnancy. Given that these agents are only marginally successful in smoking cessation, their use should always be accompanied by behavioural counseling and education to maximize quit rates."

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3352787/

Doctor of the Week: Dr. Ryan Roy!

"Dr. Ryan A. Roy joined the Woman's Clinic in 2006 after completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee at Memphis. As a resident, Dr. Roy was honored with the Excellence in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Award, and did research on smoking cessation during pregnancy. As an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Dr. Roy's honors and awards include being named a University Scholar, Phi Kappa Phi, Summa Cum Laude, and Student Ambassador. In keeping with the Woman's Clinic mission of offering cutting edge personal care to their patients, Dr Roy was the first doctor in West Tennessee to perform a "Gentle" or "Patient Centered" C-Section. He and his wife Molly enjoy traveling, Ole Miss Football, and spending time with family and friends."

Please check back with us on Friday for a follow up with Dr. Roy! 

Follow Up With - Dr J. Paul Gray!

"The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and other tissues that form a sling or hammock across the pelvis. In women, it holds the uterus, bladder, bowel, and other pelvic organs in place so that they can work properly. The pelvic floor can become weak or be injured. The main causes are pregnancy and childbirth. Other causes include being overweight, radiation treatment, surgery, and getting older.

Common symptoms include:

  • Feeling heaviness, fullness, pulling, or aching in the vagina. It gets worse by the end of the day or during a bowel movement.
  • Seeing or feeling a "bulge" or "something coming out" of the vagina
  • Having a hard time starting to urinate or emptying the bladder completely
  • Having frequent urinary tract infections
  • Leaking urine when you cough, laugh, or exercise
  • Feeling an urgent or frequent need to urinate
  • Feeling pain while urinating
  • Leaking stool or having a hard time controlling gas
  • Being constipated
  • Having a hard time making it to the bathroom in time"

Doctor of the Week: Dr. J. Paul Gray!

"Originally from Thibodaux, Louisiana, Dr. Gray moved to Jackson, TN and joined the Woman’s Clinic in 1994. He sees both low risk and high risk obstetric patients. His gynecological practice includes treating patients who have urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, pelvic pain, need menopause management or a woman’s wellness exam. His desire is to offer all of his patients the options of surgical and non-surgical choices. Non-surgical choices in treatment of pelvic pain and urinary incontinence include pelvic floor rehabilitation, medical therapy and pessary placement, and diet modification. He also offers surgical management of urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopic surgery, and outpatient endometrial ablation.

In 2008 Dr. Gray began a natural family planning practice in a contraceptive free environment. His practice methodology focuses on offering alternatives to traditional methods of birth control and he wants to ensure that women are given their options in a pressure free environment. Dr. Gray now manages gynecological problems such as heavy periods, frequent periods, and pelvic pain without the use of birth control pills. Dr. Gray helps women to achieve or not achieve pregnancy by using the natural family planning practice. Dr. Gray is no longer performing tubal ligations with his patients. For patients that are having difficulty achieving pregnancy, Dr. Gray is able to manage their care with alternatives other than In Vitro Fertilization."

Please check with us on Friday for a follow up with Dr. Gray! 

Follow Up With - Dr. David J. Soll

The information about Dr. Soll referenced the Tennessee Medical Association. Here is the web page and official website and "about" section. 

"The Tennessee Medical Association is the state’s largest professional association for physicians. We improve the health of Tennessee by bringing all physicians together in efforts to continually improve effectiveness of physician care and ensure proper policy to serve the best interests of patients and the profession.

Open to all medical doctors or doctors of osteopathy licensed to practice in Tennessee, TMA serves 9,000 members who also participate in local, regional and specialty medical societies throughout the state."

https://www.tnmed.org/