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The Importance of Routine Gynecological Exams Jul 1st, 2022

As a woman, routine gynecological exams are an important part of your preventive health plan. If you’re not scheduling a visit annually, you could face reproductive health complications that may otherwise be preventable. At Raveco Medical, our experienced gynecology team offers routine pelvic exams and other preventive screenings to ensure you’re healthy and...

What Contraceptives Are Involved with the Barrier Method? Jun 1st, 2022

There are lots of contraceptive methods you can use to prevent unintended pregnancies, including the barrier methods of birth control. At Raveco Medical, our experienced gynecologists can discuss all available options of birth control to help you find the right one for you. They can discuss the pros and cons of the barrier...

Can I Get Pregnant if I Have Endometriosis? May 1st, 2022

Endometriosis affects one in every 10 women in the United States during their childbearing years. While the condition may cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, you may worry most about whether or not you’ll be able to have children. At Raveco Medical, our team of gynecologists have years of experience...

How to Prepare for Life Post Delivery Apr 1st, 2022

In the excitement of preparing for your baby’s arrival, it can be easy to forget about your own needs in life post-birth. At Raveco Medical, our experienced OB/GYNs can help you focus on your postpartum needs as part of your labor and delivery plan. Whether this is your first baby or your fifth,...

Why Do I Need a Pap Smear? Mar 1st, 2022

Every woman, regardless of their sexual history, should have a Pap smear. This preventive test can identify cervical cancer in the earliest stages, so you can lower your risk for long-term complications. At Raveco Medical, our team of experienced OB/GYNs offers comprehensive gynecology care services, including routine pelvic exams and...

Can I Have a Vaginal Birth if I’ve Already Had a C-Section? Feb 1st, 2022

Many women who underwent a cesarean section (C-section) with a previous pregnancy wonder if delivering vaginally will be an option for their next. If you’re expecting a child and looking at your options for delivery, you can get help from our OB/GYN team at Raveco Medical. We specialize in comprehensive...

Treating Your Menopause with Hormone Therapy Jan 1st, 2022

While you can’t avoid menopause, which occurs at the natural end of your childbearing years, you don’t have to suffer through the symptoms of this transition. At Raveco Medical, our experienced team of gynecologists offers compassionate help for women who struggle with hot flashes, unexpected weight gain, and other side...

Understanding Your Birth Control Options Dec 1st, 2021

The decision to protect yourself from unintended pregnancies is a personal one. The choice you make in birth control is also personal, and we can help you make it. At Raveco Medical, our experienced gynecology team offers comprehensive birth control options and counseling services to help you plan your family...

What is Pelvic Prolapse? Nov 1st, 2021

Pelvic prolapse is a condition that develops when your pelvic floor organs fall down into the vaginal canal. This prolapse can cause a wide variety of issues that interfere with your physical health, your sexual function, and your self-confidence. At Raveco Medical, our experienced team of gynecologists specialize in advanced...

5 Tips for Sleeping Comfortably During Pregnancy Oct 1st, 2021

As your pregnancy progresses, it may become more difficult to get high-quality sleep because of the size of your belly. Since you need rest to ensure a safe delivery, it’s important that you find a sleeping position that works best for you. At Raveco Medical, our experienced obstetrics team has...

Know the Risk Factors of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Sep 15th, 2021

For one in eight women, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) makes achieving a pregnancy more difficult. To reduce your chances for developing PID, it’s important to understand what puts you at risk for the condition. Our providers at Raveco Medical offer comprehensive gynecology services to protect your reproductive health. We can...

Avoid These Foods During Pregnancy Aug 16th, 2021

Pregnancy is a time of great change in your body. As your baby grows, you may find you can no longer do some of the physical things you used to do as easily. You may also notice that the foods you used to love don’t love you anymore. At Raveco...

What Is a High-Risk Pregnancy? Jul 14th, 2021

Learning you’re pregnant is an exciting - and sometimes overwhelming - time. The overwhelm is especially true if you have existing health conditions that can make a pregnancy high-risk. To help you navigate your special medical concerns and the needs of your new baby, we offer comprehensive high-risk pregnancy care...

Try These Exercises at Home to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Jun 29th, 2021

Your pelvic floor muscles can lose strength over time, especially if you’re a woman who has given birth or might be reaching your menopausal years. Men are also susceptible to pelvic floor weakness as they get older. Luckily, there are things men and women can do in advance to slow...

Tips for Avoiding a Yeast Infection May 20th, 2021

Yeast infections are an unpleasant experience for many women. While not generally harmful to your health, a yeast infection can cause symptoms that are both embarrassing and uncomfortable. To help reduce your risk for a yeast infection, our gynecology team at Raveco Medical offers guidance on some lifestyle changes you...

What You Should Know About Prenatal Vitamins Apr 18th, 2021

Ideally, you should be getting all of the vitamins and minerals you need for your daily diet. However, when you’re pregnant, your body changes and you may not be getting enough essential nutrients to support you and your baby. At Raveco Medical, our experienced OB/GYN team offers comprehensive pregnancy care...

Why More Women Are Choosing the IUD Mar 17th, 2021

An intrauterine device (IUD) is an effective, long-term way to protect you from unwanted pregnancies while still protecting your ability to plan for a family when you’re ready. At Raveco Medical, our professional team of providers offers a variety of popular birth control choices, including the IUD to accommodate your...

COVID-19 and Pregnancy Feb 17th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed many concerns, and even fears, about our general health. Being pregnant during COVID-19 can be especially stressful as you question everything you do to protect yourself and your baby. At Raveco Medical, our experienced obstetrics team is working hard to ensure you have the resources...

Gynecology Care in the Age of COVID-19 Jan 20th, 2021

After nearly a year, the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting us on a global scale. If you’ve been wondering how to keep up with your health and preventive care during these months, you’re not alone. Our gynecology team at Raveco Medical understands that COVID-19 has caused a lot of confusion...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How Pregnancy Affects the Heart Dec 7th, 2020

Your heart beats 100,000 times a day and pumps 5,000 gallons of blood throughout your body every 24 hours – without any conscious effort from you. When you’re pregnant, your heart works even harder to accommodate you and your baby’s needs. To ensure your heart remains strong enough to deliver...

Text-a-Doctor App Gets Big Venture Capital Boost Nov 12th, 2020

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a good friend who was a doctor and didn’t mind telling you (for free) whether a set of symptoms warranted an office visit? A rising text-a-doctor app called First Opinion aims to make that friend available to users globally. The app is raising some skeptical eyebrows in...

Five accelerants to the adoption of connected health Nov 12th, 2020

If we could make these go faster, the adoption of connected health would accelerate too. I’m often asked, ‘If you could snap your fingers and do some things to accelerate the adoption of connected health, what would they be?’ I’ve resisted responding, thinking that things are not so simple and...

Google Glass is still good for this one thing (Besides every busy doctor) Nov 12th, 2020

(EDIT NOTE: Come on, guys; Google Glass is going to be used by every doctor in a busy setting within five years, it is going to be more than ambulances; see Augmedix and invest your hard earned dollars) Picture the aftermath of a car crash. First responders work quickly to...