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Have you scheduled your annual exam yet? Nov 2nd, 2022

During this appointment you may have a pelvic and/or breast exam and a Pap smear. Depending on your age and medical history there may also be a discussion about birth control, pregnancy planning or menopause. This is your appointment that focuses on you. Annual exams can start as early as...

Welcome, Jennifer Lee, APRN-CNP! Oct 5th, 2022

Jennifer is a NCC board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Columbia University in New York City, NY. She then worked as a postpartum and newborn nurse before completing a Master of Science in Nursing degree...

Be Breast Cancer Aware Oct 2nd, 2022

Knowing the symptoms and your family history, as well as doing self-exams monthly, are key factors in being breast cancer aware. Not every person has the same symptoms of breast cancer and there are some that have no symptoms at all. Breast cancer symptoms include: Any change in the size...

The Community Health Foundation Health '22 Expo Sep 8th, 2022

Physicians & Surgeons for Women will be participating in the Community Health Foundation Health '22 Expo on September 28, 2022, 4:30pm-6:30pm, at the Hollenbeck Bayley Center (275 S Limestone St., Springfield).  Learn how to get and stay healthy with free health screenings, demostrations and over 60 exhibits. You can even...

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Sep 1st, 2022

Ovarian Cancer is a group of diseases that originates in the ovaries, or in the related areas of the fallopian tubes and the peritoneum (the tissue lining that covers organs in the abdomen). Knowing the signs and symptoms, as well as being aware of what is normal for you, could...

Congratulations Taylor!! Aug 1st, 2022

Please join the Providers and staff of Physicians & Surgeons for Women in congratulating Taylor Yoder, PA-C, and her husband on the upcoming arrival of their new baby. Taylor will start her maternity leave on September 2nd and will be out of the office through November 1, 2022.   If you...

Saying goodbye is never easy…. Jul 18th, 2022

Physicians & Surgeons for Women is saying goodbye to our much-loved provider, Katheryn Carmichael CNP, on August 18th. Katheryn will be getting married and moving to Texas to be with her new husband.  Even though this is a happy time for her, Katheryn said in her farewell letter to patients...

Hormones Can Really Be a Headache Jul 15th, 2022

Let’s talk about these ‘hormone headaches’ briefly. These headaches, sometimes referred to as ‘menstrual migraines’, usually develop a day or two before or during the first few days of a woman’s cycle. This is due to the natural drop in estrogen levels in your body at these times. There are,...

How Are You Preventing Pregnancy? Jun 20th, 2022

Did you know, each year, almost half of the pregnancies throughout the US are unplanned?   Did you know that if you are sexually active and not using some form of birth control you have an 85% chance of getting pregnant? If you are sexually active and not ready to...

Ready to Conceive? May 20th, 2022

Having a baby is a long, exciting journey. Full of ups and downs, twists, and turns. To many it seems that a pregnancy starts with 2 pink lines on your home pregnancy test. It’s such an amazing rush of mixed feelings when you read your first positive pregnancy test. After...

Stand Against Sexual Assult Apr 20th, 2022

Sexual Assault Awareness month Did you know that in the US alone, 81% of women report having experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault in their lifetime. 1 in 5 women have reported an attempted or completed rape. This is devastating! In the right situation and with the right...

Menopause Mar 24th, 2022

Every patient at Physicians and Surgeons for Women has either gone through it, going through it, or it’s in their future. For every woman, menopause is inevitable. What is menopause? Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop making a hormone called estrogen. The lack of...

We Love our Mid-Level Providers. Feb 10th, 2022

Our Mid-Levels are Awesome! Over the past 10 years, the presence of mid-level providers in the office setting has become quite the norm and we are excited to announce that our patients love our mid-level providers! Here at Physicians and Surgeons for Women, many appointments are typically with one of...

Cervical Cancer Awarness Jan 12th, 2022

What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a disease where cancerous cells form on the cervix. The lowest part and opening of the uterus. The cervix connects the vagina and the uterus. Cervical cancer usually develops slowly over time. Before cancer appears in the cervix, the cells of the cervix...

New Year Dec 20th, 2021

COVID-19 may have halted the entire world in one way or another, but here at Physicians and Surgeons for Women we are doing our best to stay on top and continue to give our patients the care they deserve. Over the past year we have overcome obstacles and challenges. We...

The Season for Giving Nov 16th, 2021

As we approach the season for giving, I can’t help but think of how fortunate we are to have the amazing providers we do. Each are special in their own way. However, when I think of giving, my mind instantly brings Dr. Nesselroade to light. Of course, an amazing physician....

Breast Cancer- Know the FACTS! Oct 11th, 2021

Know the Facts! About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. Breast cancer became the most common cancer globally as of 2021, accounting...

Postpartum Depression Sep 21st, 2021

In Honor of suicide awareness month, we wanted to take some time to talk about postpartum depression.  It is so devastating to us as providers to see so many young women suffer with this. Postpartum depression is a real illness and is more common that you might think. Here are...

Foundations Aug 30th, 2021

                 You may have noticed a few changes in the faces that you see when you visit the office of Physicians and Surgeons for Women. In December of 2019 the patriarch of our practice reached an amazing milestone in his life. Retirement! Shortly...