Women’s Health and Gyn

A Balanced Life Health Care strives to be your women’s health care provider of choice. We offer a range of treatment approach alternatives based on research and real-life experience. Treatment options might include Chinese medicine, acupuncture, nutritional support, bioidentical hormone therapy, and more conventional treatments.

In the past you might have been told that there are no options for treatment besides a particular prescription or surgery. We work with creative approaches to “impossible” problems that may maximize your immune system, decrease systemic inflammation, or subdue autoimmunity. Our approach often improves health as a whole, while decreasing symptoms of the original problem.

A Balanced Life Health Care can provide diagnosis and/or treatment of women’s health issues including:

  • Annual exams, pap smears and referrals for screening mammograms
  • Screening for sexually transmitted infections
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)/premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Skipped, absent or irregular menstrual periods
  • Symptoms in perimenopause or menopause
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Postmenopausal bleeding
  • Vaginal problems
  • Breast problems

Contraception: Helping patients find the right contraceptive method has been a major part of our practice since 1999. With in depth counseling and risk/benefit assessment, we help patients make the best contraceptive choices to meet their individual needs and circumstances. We provide a full range of choices including:

  • Oral contraceptives
  • Patches
  • Nuva Rings
  • DepoProvera
  • All IUD placements, removals, and management including: Paraguard, Mirena, and Skyla
  • Nexplanon
  • Diaphragm fittings
  • Natural Family Planning training

Management of abnormal pap smears and colposcopy: A patient often needs colposcopy when she has an abnormal pap smear and/ or a positive HPV test. A pap smear is only a screening test. The colposcopy provides more accurate information about the location and extent of the disease process on the cervix. We provide more time per appointment so that your experience is relaxed, personal, and caring. We also offer acupuncture and/or aromatherapy support, or a prescription on request, for the particularly anxious.

In addition to colposcopy, we perform a range of in office gynecological procedures. It is normal to be nervous about gynecological procedures. You deserve a provider who performs procedures in a safe, relaxed, and supportive atmosphere. With over ten years experience dealing with the most difficult and delicate cases, we are pleased to be your partner in health.