Health Services Overview 2018-07-03T22:27:08+00:00

Health Services Overview

Whether starting menstruation, conceiving a child, giving birth, experiencing menopause or simply maintaining a healthy reproductive system, you want a skilled health care partner who is sensitive to your medical needs. At Embry Women’s Health, we provide a broad range of obstetric, gynecologic and women’s health services designed to enhance your overall quality of life and well-being. From routine wellness exams and pregnancy care to helping women with infertility, high–risk pregnancies and menopause, we’re here for you during every stage of your life. Our services include:

  • Adolescent gynecologic care
  • Preventive women’s health care
  • Fertility Services
  • Obstetric Services
  • Care for gynecologic issues
  • Menopause management

Adolescent Gynecologic Care

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that adolescents have their first gynecologic exam when they reach 12 years of age. At Arizona Associates for Women’s Health, our services for adolescent gynecologic care include:

  • First gynecological visit
  • Annual wellness exams
  • Pap smears (if needed)
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Management of irregular cycles

Preventive Women’s Health Care

Preventive health care and routine wellness checkups are essential for promoting good reproductive health. At Arizona Associates for Women’s Health, our preventive services include:

  • Well–woman examinations — including physical exams, Pap smears, pelvic exams and breast exams
  • Gynecologic/cervical cancer prevention and screening
  • Bone density evaluation
  • Preconception counseling, contraception/birth control, and family planning
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening

Fertility Services

An estimated 6.7 million women in the United States struggle with infertility. But when it’s your body and your family, numbers don’t matter. You want answers and solutions that fit your individual needs. At Arizona Associates for Women’s Health, providers evaluate and treat women with fertility issues with genuine care and respect. The fertility specialists on staff use a variety of diagnostic tools and therapies with the goal of helping women achieve pregnancy and carry a baby to term. Fertility services in Mesa and Tempe may include:

  • Infertility workup and management
  • Fertility evaluation and treatment, including intrauterine insemination and hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
  • PCOS management
  • Sonohystogram

Obstetric Services

At Embry Women’s Health, we provide high-quality obstetric services, delivering the special attention that all mothers–to–be and new mothers deserve. With your health, comfort, and safety as our top priorities, our services include:

  • Gynecologic and first-trimester ultrasound
  • Contraception counseling and management
  • Prenatal counseling and management
  • Pregnancy management
  • Lactation consulting
  • Conventional, high–risk and multiple pregnancy care
  • Fetal growth and maternal health monitoring
  • Fertility Care
  • Genetic counseling
  • Health screening tests
  • Labor and delivery services (vaginal and cesarean)
  • Ultrasound and specific genetic testing
  • Preconception care

Obstetrical Services past 24 weeks are handled in partnership with Dr Joseph Lindstrom. Lindstrom OBGYN is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa Arizona. Banner Desert provides private, spacious, comfortably furnished labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites with innovative technology to deliver safe and secure environments for you and your baby. Should you require a Caesarean section, the hospital features advanced surgical units. Whether your baby resides in your room or in one of the hospitals’ nurseries, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your newest family member is receiving the best care possible. Banner Desert also offer prenatal classes and lactation assistance for mothers who choose to breastfeed.

Pregnancy Services

Your growing baby is totally dependent upon you during its first few months of life. What you eat, drink and inhale is crucial to your baby’s overall growth and well-being. So is how much you sleep and exercise. Of course, genetics plays a big role, too.

At Embry Women’s Health, our highly qualified team of providers offers complete obstetrical care for both mom and baby. Pregnancy can be an exceptionally rewarding time for women, and knowledgeable and experienced prenatal care is vital to the healthy development of your baby. Our providers have decades of collective experience in guiding patients through all of the physical and emotional changes this special time can bring and are thoroughly qualified to oversee care and delivery options for high-risk pregnancies, multiple pregnancies, and more.

Embry Women’s Health provides a wide range of obstetrical care including:

  • Pregnancy Advice
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Review of Safe Medications for Pregnancy
  • Genetic Testing for Birth Defects
  • Genetic Testing for Cystic Fibrosis Carrier
  • Genetic Testing for at-risk Jewish Populations
  • Management of healthy pregnancies
  • Maternity belts & bands available for purchase
  • Coping with the physical and emotional changes during pregnancy

In partnership with Dr. Joseph Lindstrom our OB patients are offered the following services after 24 weeks:

  • Delivery inductions
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Management of pre-term labor
  • Pregnancy with multiple babies (twins, etc.)
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Cesarean section deliveries

Care for Gynecologic Issues

When you need to seek medical attention for your gynecologic problems, you can count on the entire staff at Embry Women’s Health. Our health care professionals have a keen sense of urgency and will do everything they can to help you. Our experienced physicians diagnose and treat a wide variety of gynecological issues, including:

  • Abnormal Pap smears/cervical dysplasia
  • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Heavy/irregular menstruation
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic pain or complications, including pelvic organ prolapse
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal infections or vaginitis

In addition, we provide the following medical and minimally invasive surgical treatments:

  • Bladder instillation/surgery
  • Colposcopy and biopsies for the evaluation of abnormal Pap smears
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Dual energy X–ray absorptiometry (DeXA) or bone densitometry
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Endometrial ablations
  • Birth control, including permanent birth control, contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (IUD)
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery for hysterectomies/gynecological conditions
  • Hysteroscopies
  • Pessary insertion
  • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
  • Novasure endometrial ablation
  • Essure for Tubal ligations

Gynecological Procedures

While we always opt for taking a minimally invasive route in your gynecological care, some conditions may require more advanced procedures. Paradise Valley OBGYN physicians are specially educated and trained to deliver the safest, most advanced care available today. All the while keeping your comfort and convenience top of mind.

  • Advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic “DaVinci” Hysterectomy hysterectomy
  • In-office procedures:
    • Endometrial ablation
      • Novasure
    • Thermachoice
    • Permanent birth control
    • Colposcopy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • LEEP
    • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Incontinence surgery:
    • Bladder sling
  • Vaginal prolapse repair
  • Pelvic organ prolapse repair
  • And other surgical options

Menopause Management

Menopause can be a challenging transition. Count on the compassionate staff at Embry Women’s Health to help treat such menopausal symptoms as:

  • Changes in skin, hair, nails, breast, vagina, or bladder
  • Difficulty concentrating or memory lapses
  • Discomfort with intimacy or decreased libido
  • Fatigue or sleep disorders
  • Headaches
  • Hormone deficiencies
  • Hot flashes
  • Irregular periods
  • Irritable moods or mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vaginal dryness

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona products include PPO, EPO, Indemnity, HMO Group, Alliance, Acclaim PPO/EPO, all out of state BCBS patients with a PPO suitcase pictured on card.

Different UHC divisions including Tricare west, Golden Rule, UMR, AARP.

Accepted Cigna products include LocalPlus, Open Access Plus, OA Plus, ChoiceFund OA Plus, ChoiceFund OA PLus with CareLink, PPO, Choice Fund PPO, Network, HMO, POS.

Our office also participates in and is considered par with Medicare.

We accept Medicaid/AHCCCS products. This hopefully will change in the near future.

Lastly, we participate in several out of network groups. Please call our office for more information.

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