Lab Work

#LabWork Did you know that you can come to the lab at May-Grant Obstetrics and Gynecology for most any lab work you need? Even if it is ordered by your primary care or other specialist, you can have your lab work done here to save you time and money.

Here’s the experience of one of our patients, Alyson M: “My daughter needed to have blood drawn regularly while taking a medication prescribed by the dermatologist. The first time, we just went to the hospital lab. The total was $293! Then, we got smart. I made an appointment at May-Grant. We walked right in, were done in 10 minutes, and the cost…$28. That’s HUGE.”

Remember you have choices in your medical care. Using the services of May-Grant will save your precious resources–both your time and your money!

Come see what we can do for you: https://www.maygrant.com/services/lab-services/

Flu Shots Here Now!

#FridayNewsFlash Flu shots are available now. Last year was a “high severity” flu season according to the CDC; make sure to protect yourself and your loved ones by getting a vaccine before the worst of the season starts. Anyone over 6 months of age (and especially pregnant women) should be vaccinated against the influenza virus.
 
Don’t leave any appointment without getting one! And if you don’t have an appointment scheduled yet, call or visit the website and make an appointment today! Or just walk in and ask at the front desk.
 
For more information about pregnancy and vaccines (and a lot of other great material), visit “Oh, Baby!” on our website: https://www.maygrant.com/services/obstetrics/oh-baby-information-for-your-pregnancy/

Could I have a UTI?

After the cold and flu, Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are the most common ailment for women over age 18. About 60% of all women will have a UTI at some point in their lives, and 20% of women get them repeatedly.

The Urinary Tract includes the kidneys, where urine is made; the bladder, where urine is stored; and the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of your body. The most common place for a UTI is your bladder, and it may also be called a “bladder infection” or “cystitis.” You can also get a UTI in your kidneys, which is called “pyelonephritis.” This is less common and also more serious.

The symptoms of a UTI are hard to ignore and include:

  • Burning or pain when you urinate
  • A feeling of pressure in your bladder
  • A feeling like you have to urinate more often than usual, but when you try, there is little or no urine
  • Your urine is cloudy or has blood in it or smells “off”

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have pyelonephritis (kidney infection):

  • lower back pain
  • high fever (101 or greater)
  • nausea or vomiting
  • chills or sweats
  • These symptoms may or may not be accompanied by the symptoms of a lower UTI.

If you have any of the symptoms of a lower or upper UTI, see your doctor right away. Since UTIs are caused by bacteria, you will need to take an antibiotic to kill the bacteria and clear the infection. Take ALL the prescribed medication, even if you feel better, to make sure you completely kill the bacteria and prevent a potentially even more serious relapse. Pregnant women are at an increased risk for UTIs because of the pressure of the uterus on the bladder and urethra. But, don’t worry, there are pregnancy-safe antibiotics.

To reduce your risk of UTI, always wipe front to back after using the toilet. Additionally, you can:

  • drink 6-8 glasses of water every day to help “flush out” your bladder.
  • urinate several times each day (about every 2-3 hours). Don’t delay the urge to “go.”
  • urinate after having sex to help flush out any bacteria that may have moved up to your urethra.

#ICECREAMInservice

The providers and staff of May-Grant Obstetrics and Gynecology are always striving to improve education and procedures.

Dr. Katrina Wyse held an in-service for the nurse care coordinators discussing diagnosis and treatment options for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Dr. Wyse enhanced the learning session with a visual demonstration utilizing ice cream….Delicious and educational!

Tier One Status

Do you know that May-Grant Obstetrics and Gynecology is a Tier 1 provider with PennMedicine/LGH insurance (Eliance)? This means that employees or others with LGH insurance can see any provider or have lab and ultrasound services at May-Grant at no additional co-pay or cost–and often it is a less expensive option!

You have choices in health care. Make sure you know your rights!

In-Office Novasure – Jen T.

In early 2016, I met with Dr. Meldrum to talk about my periods which were inconsistent (anywhere from 20-45 days apart) and so heavy that at times I couldn’t even use tampons. He recommended different options that we could try and at that time introduced me to the Novasure procedure. Since I didn’t plan on having anymore children, and I didn’t want to be on birth control for years, this was a good option for me. I chose to have the procedure done in the office because I did not want to be put under anesthesia. Dr. Meldrum was patient and honest with what the process would entail, and the actual procedure was a breeze! I felt some pressure during the procedure itself but no pain, and the staff was calm and comforting and even offered to play my favorite music so that I was comfortable. Two years following the procedure I have had no issues as a result. I haven’t experience spotting or bleeding of any sort. Novasure has given me the freedom to experience life with my girls without having to worry if my period was going to impact our activities. I would recommend this to anyone who is done having children in a heartbeat!

Check out more information on the website here: https://pos.li/2a11ck

Novasure Testimonial – Courtney O

Meet Courtney O. Here’s what she had to say about Novasure performed with May-Grant Obstetrics and Gynecology:
I had pain and severe discomfort with my period. My flow was so heavy and the clots were so large that I could not even use tampons! When my doctor and I talked about this issue, he was so kind and caring. He really wanted to help me find the best possible option. I did not want, nor did I need, a hysterectomy, so my doctor suggested Novasure. I had my procedure in the hospital, since I was apprehensive and wanted to be under anesthesia, and the procedure was quick and the staff was wonderful. Recovery was just a few days of rest, with very little need for pain medication.
I am convinced this was the right choice for me! I haven’t bought feminine products since having my Novasure and have no monthly bleeding at all. I feel like I have my life back! My daily life, vacations, activities, and physical relationship with my husband are no longer affected. I’m no longer physically and emotionally miserable on a monthly basis.
My procedure was three years ago, and now Dr. Meldrum does Novasure routinely in the office. I’ve encouraged my friends to seriously consider this option—I’m so glad I did it!

In-Office Novasure – Allison E.

Meet Allison E! She had an in-office Novasure to deal with her heavy periods. Here’s what she has to say:

“My only regret about the in-office NovaSure procedure was not getting it done a lot sooner. After checking to make sure I was a good candidate for the NovaSure, the doctor explained to me in detail about it. I was also given pages of information about it to take home. I scheduled my appointment for the procedure. I had taken the medication they had sent in to the pharmacy for me as instructed before the appointment. When I got to the appointment, I was taken back and prepped for the NovaSure procedure. The whole experience was so quick and painless, and I had very little down time afterwards. I had taken 3 days off from work but would have been fine just to have taken the day of the procedure off. I had minimal cramping the day after. I am so pleased with it and happy to report I no longer have heavy painful periods! In fact, I don’t have it at all. I am glad I chose to do it in office instead of the hospital where the process is longer and way more expensive. I can’t thank Dr. Meldrum along with the staff at May Grant Associates enough! You are all fantastic!”

If you experience heavy bleeding that interferes with your life, please make an appointment today! For more information, follow this link to our website: //www.maygrant.com/services/novasure/…

May 13-19 Women’s Health Week

This week is National Women’s Health Week. Do you need help meeting your health goals? Scheduling your annual well-woman visit is a great first step! You and your doctor can come up with a plan that works for you. Schedule your visit today with one of the amazing providers at May-Grant Obstetrics and Gynecology. #NWHW

Teens and Gynecologists

According to a Northwestern University national survey on Teens, Technology, and Health, 84% of teens have gotten health information online. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends young women see a Gynecologist before age 21. May-Grant Obstetrics and Gynecology can help your teen or young adult navigate issues and concerns specific to this time of life. For more information, ACOG has an entire patient FAQ section dedicated to teen-centered questions.

https://www.acog.org/Patients/Especially-for-Teens/Especially-for-Teens