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Celebrating Women's Health Month: Enhancing Women's Health Through OB/GYN Care May 20th, 2024

May is Women's Health Month, a time dedicated to empowering women to prioritize their health and well-being. This month-long observance is an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of establishing a strong relationship with your Ob/Gyn, seeking routine care, and taking proactive steps to maintain your health. At North Atlanta...

The Hidden Struggle: Confronting Maternal Mental Health Stigma May 13th, 2024

For the first time, Congress has declared one week in May as Maternal Mental Health Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the emotional and mental health challenges that mothers face during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. This week serves as a crucial period for breaking the stigma surrounding maternal...

Healing History: Transforming Maternal Health for Black Mothers Apr 11th, 2024

Pregnancy is a journey that should be filled with joy and anticipation, but for many Black women in the United States, it carries a set of challenges that can't be ignored. Alarmingly, statistics show that Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women....

C-Section Essentials During C-Section Awareness Month Apr 1st, 2024

Welcome to C-Section Awareness Month! Throughout April, we shed light on the remarkable journey of cesarean sections, demystifying this commonly performed yet often misunderstood surgical procedure. Our in-depth article navigates through the origins, motivations, and recovery strategies associated with C-section deliveries, providing indispensable knowledge for expecting mothers and their caretakers....

A Woman's Culinary Journey: Nourishing Your Body Through Every Decade Mar 25th, 2024

In a landscape inundated with dietary advice, navigating the choppy waters of nutrition can feel like a daunting task, especially when it comes to addressing the unique needs of women at every stage of life. Yet, understanding and embracing these nutritional nuances is not merely a matter of health—it's a...

Endometriosis Demystified: A Comprehensive Roadmap to Wellness Mar 1st, 2024

Endometriosis isn't merely a medical diagnosis; it's a complex journey impacting millions of women worldwide. Amidst the challenges, hope arises, particularly with specialized care. In this guide, we dive into every facet of endometriosis, from its symptoms and diagnosis to innovative treatments and the significance of awareness. Join us as...

Finding Balance and Bliss: A Woman's Guide to Self-Love Feb 14th, 2024

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's easy to put ourselves last on the list of priorities. However, self-love isn't just a luxury; it's a necessity for our overall well-being. As women, we often find ourselves juggling multiple roles and responsibilities, leaving little time for self-care. But remember,...

Pharmacists and Women's Health: Bridging the Knowledge Gap Jan 12th, 2024

When it comes to managing your health, a trusted ally in your corner can make all the difference. While you may be accustomed to visiting your primary care physician or OB/GYN for your women's health concerns, there's another healthcare professional who often goes unnoticed but plays a crucial role in...

Women's Health Trends to Watch in 2024 Dec 29th, 2023

With a new year right around the corner, let's get a head start on what women's health trends we should keep an eye on. For 2024, the top health topics for women are mental health, balancing hormones, and sustainable health. Let's jump in. Mental Health Matters: Prioritize Your Well-being In...

Navigating the Perimenopausal Rollercoaster: What Every Woman Should Know Dec 6th, 2023

Let's talk about a phase in our lives that's like an uninvited guest crashing our hormonal party - perimenopause! As women of a certain age, we often find ourselves in a hormonal whirlwind that can leave us feeling like we're riding a rollercoaster without a seatbelt. But fear not, because...

Pregnancy Pulse - Nurturing Your Mental Health: A Guide to Preparing for Postpartum Wellness Nov 20th, 2023

Bringing a new life into the world is a profound and transformative experience, but it's also a journey that can take a toll on your mental health. While pregnancy and childbirth are celebrated milestones, the postpartum period is often overlooked when it comes to discussing mental well-being. This crucial phase,...

Understanding Urogynecology - The Weighty Matters of Pelvic Health Nov 7th, 2023

Have you ever wondered how your weight might be affecting your pelvic health? In this blog post, we'll explore the intriguing relationship between urogynecology and obesity. Urogynecology, a specialty that focuses on women's pelvic health, encompasses a wide range of conditions like urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and more. Obesity,...

Detect, Protect, Empower: The Self-Breast Exam Handbook Oct 24th, 2023

Your breasts are unique, beautiful, and deserve your utmost care and attention which is why it is so important to learn the proper self-breast exam technique. Understanding how to perform a self-breast exam is a crucial skill that every woman should have in her health toolkit. It's like giving your...

Reclaiming Pleasure: Your Roadmap to Relieving Painful Intercourse Oct 19th, 2023

Are you experiencing discomfort or pain during intercourse? You're not alone. Painful intercourse, medically known as dyspareunia, is a common concern that affects many individuals at some point in their lives. While it can be an uncomfortable and sometimes distressing issue to deal with, the good news is that there...

Guarding Your Wellness: A Woman's Playbook for Breast Cancer Prevention Oct 2nd, 2023

Breast cancer is a serious concern, and being proactive about prevention is crucial. Our experts at North Atlanta Ob/Gyn are here to give you the rundown on preventing breast cancer, with a touch of humor and a lot of valuable information. So, grab your favorite drink, cozy up, and let's...

Pregnancy Pulse - Managing Pregnancy Discomfort with Grace and Grit Sep 18th, 2023

Pregnancy is a time of extraordinary transformation. Your body is doing an incredible job nurturing and growing a tiny human inside you. Along this remarkable journey, your baby bump becomes the physical manifestation of the miracle taking place within you. However, this beautiful bump often comes with its own set...

Battling the Bladder Blues: Taming Recurrent UTIs Aug 31st, 2023

Today, we delve into a topic that many women are unfortunately all too familiar with – recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). While these pesky infections might not be the stuff of epic quests, they can certainly feel like an ongoing battle. In this informative guide, we'll navigate the complexities of...

Expecting Excellence: A Guide to Choosing Your Ideal Obstetrician Aug 23rd, 2023

Congratulations, you're expecting! Think of your obstetrician as the co-pilot to your pregnancy journey – they're there to offer guidance, support, and expert obstetrics care. But with a sea of obstetricians out there, how do you choose the perfect one? We've rounded up ten key factors to consider when choosing...

Embrace the Change: Managing Menopause Mugginess Aug 14th, 2023

You know that stage in life we all eventually reach? Yep, menopause. It's like a rollercoaster of changes, and one of the biggest players in this game is the duo: hot flashes and night sweats. Buckle up, because we're about to dive into some real talk on how to handle...

Rediscover Balance Through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Aug 7th, 2023

Imagine a life where you're bursting with energy, feeling emotionally centered, and radiating confidence - a life where your hormones work together like a perfectly choreographed dance routine. Hormones play a pivotal role in our physical and emotional well-being, and when they're in sync, life feels like a symphony of...

Understanding Urogynecology: Urinary Leakage & Empowering Women's Health Aug 1st, 2023

Understanding Urinary Leakage Experiencing unexpected leaks when you laugh or sneeze can be frustrating, and it can be embarrasing to drip on the way to the bathroom. Urinary leakage, or "bladder leakage," is more common than you may think. It can affect women of all ages, and factors such as...

Pregnancy Pulse - Navigating the First Trimester Jul 26th, 2023

Congratulations! You've just received the exciting news that you're expecting a little bundle of joy. The first trimester of pregnancy is a time of wonder and transformation, but it can also bring its fair share of challenges. Don't worry, though; you're not alone on this incredible journey. In this blog...

Understanding Urogynecology Jun 28th, 2023

We are kicking off an original blog series, “Understanding Urogynecology,” where we sit down with our board-certified, fellowship-trained urogynecologist, Dr. Jana Illston, MD, to help us gain better understanding of our pelvic floor health. From prolapse and incontinence, to leakage and painful intercourse, Dr. Illston will provide empowering information to...

Pregnancy Pulse - All My Bags Are Packed…But Are They Correct? Apr 5th, 2023

You’re approaching the latter part of your pregnancy and that baby-prepping to-do list is flashing before you. The nursery is coming along, the car seat is installed, and the caretaker for your pet is secured, but what do you pack for your hospital stay? Keep reading to find out exactly...

We're Turning 50! Feb 22nd, 2023

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence 2023 is a milestone year for North Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology. We opened our doors and began providing the women of the north Atlanta metro with individualized, exceptional obstetric and gynecological care 50 years ago this July. Throughout this next year we will celebrate this...

Q&A With The NP - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Jan 9th, 2023

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is a hormonal disorder that often presents during adolescence and impacts roughly 10% of women. Multiple factors influence the hormonal imbalance experienced by individuals living with PCOS, including androgen excess, insulin resistance, and changes in the size and function of ovaries. The name...

Menopause & Women in the Workplace Dec 20th, 2022

Introduction The Biote 2022 Women in the Workplace Survey asked 1,010 women between 50 to 65 years old who work full- or part-time if menopause symptoms were affecting their work performance and career. The results clearly show a generation of women in the workforce who are suffering in silence, doubting...

Pregnancy Pulse - Self-Care During the Holidays Dec 14th, 2022

The holidays are an exciting time full of magic, excitement, and a to-do list that seems to grow longer by the day. Although this season brings the opportunity to make beautiful memories, it leaves little time for self-care. If you’re pregnant this season, don’t forget to take some time for...

Q&A With The NP - Abnormal Bleeding Oct 26th, 2022

A visit from Aunt Flo, "on the rag", surfing the Crimson Wave - whatever you may call it, most women would prefer to stick to a predictable, manageable, and shorter period. So what's a girl to do when bleeding happens outside of "the time of the month"? This month we...

Pregnancy Pulse – Break A Sweat or Take A Break? Sep 29th, 2022

While your body is busy creating a life inside you, it may seem like the perfect time to kick your feet up and forgo your usual exercise routine. However, unless you are experiencing complications, experts around the world agree that in most cases, making daily physical activity a part of...

Q&A With The NP - Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Aug 31st, 2022

STIs are common infections that are passed from one person to another usually through vaginal, oral, and anal sexual contact. Recent studies demonstrate that STI rates are on the rise in the United States, so what better time to get the facts straight and prevent the spread of these common...

Pregnancy Pulse - Linea Nigra Aug 9th, 2022

We all know that pregnancy comes with some major body changes especially when it comes to our skin. From hair growth in new places, to increased breakouts, to possibly even hemorrhoids, some of these changes are expected while others may come as a total shock, leaving even the most well-read...

Q&A with the NP - Annual Wellness Jul 21st, 2022

As we approach the end of summer and look ahead to the second part of the year, it is the prime time to start thinking about annual wellness visits. Let's deep dive this important self-care appointment with North Atlanta Ob/Gyn's women's health nurse practitioner, Erin Mabile, MSN, WHNP-BC. What happens...

Pregnancy Pulse – Beat the Heat Jul 6th, 2022

Summer is in full swing, and the high-heat temps are showing us that the warmth of the season is here to stay. While this time of year presents many opportunities for enjoying the outdoors, that may not be the safest choice for pregnant women. If you are expecting, take note...

Female Hormone Imbalance Jun 20th, 2022

At some point in a woman’s life, she will likely experience a hormone imbalance, the most notorious being menopause. Whether it presents as hot flashes and night sweats, as heavy or irregular periods, or maybe even as vaginal dryness, it is a common part of the aging process. However, just...

NP or MD When I Need An OB/GYN? Sep 14th, 2020

DOCTORS VISIT WITHOUT A DOCTOR? Have you ever wondered if it would be OK to have your next doctor’s visit not with a doctor? As the landscape of healthcare continues to change, you may find yourself considering a visit to a nurse practitioner. After all, medicine is virtually a team...

Breastfeeding and Its Many Benefits Aug 14th, 2020

BREASTFEEDING AND ITS MANY BENEFITS August is National Breastfeeding Month. It is a time to recognize the miraculous ability to create life-sustaining nutrition for our young. The month is dedicated to advancing the nation’s health by working together to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. But why is breastfeeding so important?...

Is Online a Safe Way to Obtain Birth Control? Jun 25th, 2020

These days so many services are available online. Everything from groceries and meal prep kits to goat rentals and professional potty trainers, you can pretty much order anything these days without ever having to leave the comforts of your own home. But what about birth control? Is it smart or...

How To Prevent Alzheimer’s: Eat A Mediterranean-Style Diet Jun 12th, 2020

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that evolves from mild confusion to personality changes and can ultimately affect the ability to move and communicate. In 2017, about 50 million people worldwide were living with dementia. Alzheimer’s is predicted to double every 20 years so that by 2050, the afflicted population...

During COVID-19, Your Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Questions Answered May 21st, 2020

Is it safe for pregnant women to deliver at North Atlanta Ob/Gyn? Yes, we have taken many cautionary steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure for our pregnant patients—including restricting visitors, requiring everyone to wear a mask (staff and patients), limiting the number of people in our waiting areas,...

National Women’s Health Week Was Made For Your Daily Health May 7th, 2020

Stay active. Eat healthy. And get enough sleep. Most important? Start today! National Women’s Health Week was made to encourage all women to make healthy choices that are right for them — and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the event. It is a week that brings into focus...

Our New Telemedicine Solution Apr 18th, 2020

Enjoy virtual care with North Atlanta Ob/Gyn. In an effort to facilitate a safer environment for our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now offering telemedicine appointments. From the comfort of home, a virtual telemedicine appointment helps you meet with your trusted provider. Telemedicine makes it easy...

Understanding New Advantages From Robotic Surgery Mar 30th, 2020

Robotic surgery has evolved from straight-stick instruments to instruments that can move in all directions with even more precision than the human hand. What’s more, new improvements such as these are simultaneously helping the movement to same-day discharge patients after their procedures. The future has never looked brighter. Previously, straight-stick...

Should You Get An IUD? Feb 18th, 2020

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are one of the most effective forms of reversible birth control. They can last for several years, are relatively hassle-free once in place, and highly effective. IUDs are small, T-shaped devices that are inserted into the uterus and can be in place for 3 to 10 years,...

January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month Jan 21st, 2020

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. What is the cervix you ask? The cervix is the lower portion of the uterus. The cervix is two inches long, and is shaped like a tubular donut. Its main function is to widen during childbirth to allow for the passage of the baby....

Featured on the Jan/Feb 2020 Atlantan Magazine List of Leading Health & Beauty Experts Jan 17th, 2020

What do you get when you combine the warm welcome of your best girlfriend with a highly trained medical doctor? Keisa Anderson. Dr. Anderson always wanted to make a positive impact in the lives of women, so she decided to become an OB/GYN. After attending medical school at the Medical...

Taking Action On Prematurity Awareness Month Nov 15th, 2019

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month — let’s celebrate taking action. We’ve gathered some commonly known ways in which expectant mothers can avoid a premature birth event. As a women’s healthcare provider, we are proud to be a resource of health, wellness, and support. Premature or preterm birth is often...

Everything You Need To Know About Miscarriage Dec 5th, 2018

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MISCARRIAGE Miscarriage is when a woman is pregnant and the baby dies within the womb within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. This is also referred to as early pregnancy loss and it usually happens within the first trimester, usually before the 12th week....

Your Gynecologist’s Secrets in Relieving Period Cramps Dec 4th, 2018

YOUR GYNECOLOGIST’S SECRETS IN RELIEVING PERIOD CRAMPS For some people, cramps are a regular hindrance that bothers them every month. If you are one of these people, you are probably dreading the days your period rolls in. It can reduce you to an agonized mess, curled up on the couch...

Sports and Women’s Health Nov 27th, 2018

If you are a woman and you are contemplating on doing sports, there might be some things that you can’t help but wonder about with regards to your health. For sure, there are so many health benefits that women can enjoy from doing sports but if you are a health-conscious...

25 Reasons To Exercise Now Nov 27th, 2018

The benefits of moving more during pregnancy begin immediately and last your whole life. Your baby will start reaping the benefits in utero, too. Here’s a laundry list of reasons to start exercising today. Builds confidence Increases energy Helps control weight Reduces risk of heart disease Improves mental health and...

Talking to Your Doctor When You’re a Victim of Domestic Violence Nov 26th, 2018

TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR WHEN YOU’RE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Most doctors often ask female patients if they are in pain. This is a common routine that most – if not all – patients already expect. However, it also serves another purpose, one that not everyone might expect. You...