Embry Women’s Health in Mesa, Arizona offer exceptional women’s health services. Our provider JoEllen Embry, WHNP has over 30 years in women’s health. Below is a list of the common services provided in our office. If you are considering gyn services from a female provider, go with proven and verified experts in women’s health.



Viveve is an effective treatmentment for urinary leakage, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Viveve treatment involves just one-30 minute treatment, with no anaesthesia and no downtime. Viveve is a natural non-surgical vaginal tightening procedure using patented, radio frequency (RF) technology to tighten the tissue. Viveve is not a laser, but rather an RF device that delivers radiofrequency energy deeper to the vaginal and bladder support structures resulting in vaginal tightening and improvement in bladder control. Most women also report increased vaginal lubrication and sexual sensitivity.



Endometrial biopsy is a medical procedure that involves taking a tissue sample of the lining of the uterus. The tissue subsequently undergoes a histologic evaluation which aids the provider in forming a diagnosis. An endometrial biopsy is most often performed to help determine the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. It can also be done to help evaluate the cause of infertility, test for uterine infections, and even monitor the response to certain medications.


A colposcopy (kol-POS-kuh-pee) is a method of examining the cervix, vagina, and vulva with a surgical instrument called a colposcope. The procedure is usually performed if the results of your Pap smear (the screening test used to identify abnormal cervical cells) are unusual.


Diagnostic in-office imaging that uses sound waves to make a picture of specific organs. Ultrasounds offered in-office include pelvic, abdominal, thyroid and various OB studies.



Birth control is designed to prevent pregnancy including short and long term solutions. The most common forms of non permanent birth control include pills, IUD devices, implants, injections and condoms. The most popular name brand birth control options include the Lo Loestrin Fe pill, Nexplanon Implant and Liletta IUD.


An intrauterine device (IUD) is a little, t-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to provide birth control. Five types of IUDs are offered in office ranging in various sizes including the Skyla, Mirena, Liletta, Paragard and Kyleena.


The Nexplanon implant is a very small rod inserted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm to provide birth control. It’s invisible and prevents pregnancy for up to 4 years. Nexplanon is placed in your arm by a trained health care provider. During the process, your skin is numbed in that area. The applicator guides Nexplanon under the skin of your arm. This minor surgical procedure is done in office with no downtime. The Nexplanon birth control implant is covered free under most commercial insurance plans.



A well woman examination is an exam offered to women to review elements of their reproductive health. It is recommended once a year for most women, regardless of age, menopause or other factors. The exam includes a breast examination, a pelvic examination and a pap smear. Depending on age other imaging and lab tests may be ordered most commonly including a Mammogram, Bone Density Scan (DEXA) and colon testing. Woman should still have a yearly exam even woman who are no longer childbearing, have gone through menopause or had breast removal procedures. Well woman exams are covered free under almost all health insurance plans.


The Pap smear is a method of cervical screening used to detect potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix. A Pap smear is performed by opening the vaginal canal with a speculum, then collecting cells at the outer opening of the cervix at the transformation zone (where the outer squamous cervical cells meet the inner glandular endocervical cells). The collected cells are examined under a microscope to look for abnormalities.


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Pregnancy, also known as gestation, is the time during which one or more offspring develops inside a woman. Care for pregnancy includes knowing what to expect during pregnancy. Learning about pregnancy symptoms, nutrition, fitness, labor & delivery, week by week pregnancy information and more.


The cause of infertility may be difficult to determine but may include inadequate levels of certain hormones in both men and women, and trouble with ovulation in women. Many treatments exist solve infertility and significantly improve the chances of getting pregnant. They include hormone treatments, fertility drugs, and surgery. In addition, assisted reproduction uses various medical techniques to fertilize an egg.



Abnormal pap smears indicate the results of your Pap test come back positive, that means your doctor found abnormal or unusual cells on your cervix. It doesn’t mean you have cervical cancer. Most often, the abnormal test result means there have been cell changes caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).


An STD is an infection transmitted through sexual contact, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Many types of STDs exist and can impact women in different ways. Bacterial STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Viral STDs include HIV, genital herpes, genital warts (HPV), and hepatitis B. Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite. The germs that cause STDs hide in semen, blood, vaginal secretions, and sometimes saliva. Antibiotics, often in a single dose, can cure many sexually transmitted bacterial and parasitic infections, including gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and trichomoniasis.


Hormone replacement therapy, also known as menopausal hormone therapy or postmenopausal hormone therapy, is a form of hormone therapy which is used to treat symptoms associated with menopause in women. Symptoms most commonly treated in menopausal women including hot flashes and vaginal discomfort. Treatment is carried out by medications containing female hormones to replace the ones the body no longer makes after menopause.


Painful intercourse can occur in women for various reasons, ranging from physical problems to emotional concerns. Many medical conditions can lead to having pain during sex including Endometriosis, Fibroids, and Cysts. Painful sex is typically treated using low-dose estrogen to ease vaginal dryness. Forms of low dose estrogen most commonly used includes a cream, tablet, ring or pill. These go right into your vagina acting like estrogen in your body improving vaginal tissue to make sex enjoyable again.


Dyspareunia is painful sexual intercourse due to medical or psychological causes. The pain can primarily be on the external surface of the genitalia, or deeper in the pelvis upon deep pressure against the cervix.


Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful, but also leads to distressing urinary symptoms.


Vaginal dryness may be a problem for women at any age, although it occurs more frequently in older women, particularly after menopause. Over half of post-menopausal woman typically between 51 and 60 are impacted by vaginal dryness. It is a problem that many women feel embarrassed to talk about with only a quarter of woman actually seeking treatment. The most common form of treatment is local estrogen available in the form of a small tablet inserted into the vagina with an applicator or vaginal ring. A trusted provider to talk about vaginal dryness is crucial.


Most ovarian cysts are small and don’t cause symptoms. If a cyst does cause symptoms, you may have pressure, bloating, swelling, or pain in the lower abdomen on the side of the cyst. Many cysts go away on their own. If not, treatments are birth control pills or surgery.


Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken and no longer provide enough support for the uterus. As a result, the uterus slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina. Uterine prolapse can occur in women of any age.


Urinary tract infection (UTI) mostly impact women usually occurring in the bladder or urethra while the most serious infections occur in the kidney. A bladder infection may cause pelvic pain, increased urge to urinate, pain with urination, and blood in the urine. A kidney infection may cause back pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. It is vital to find a provider who will provide accurate diagnosis via lab tests to rule out other types of infections. The most common treatment for a UTI is with antibiotics.


Types of urinary incontinence include: Stress incontinence. Urine leaks when you exert pressure on your bladder by coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy. Urge incontinence. You have a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. Medications are available to treat urge incontinence relaxing the bladder muscle and increasing the amount of urine that the bladder can control. Effective non surgical treatments treatments such as Viveve are proven to reduce urinary incontinence.


HPV stands for human papillomavirus. It’s the most common sexually transmitted infection in men and woman. In the United States nearly 80 million people or one in four are infected. HPV is usually harmless and goes away by itself, but some types can lead to cancer or genital warts.


The most common urologic cause of chronic pelvic pain is interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. Other causes include recurrent urinary tract infection, urethral diverticulum, and bladder cancer. Treatment for pelvic pain starts with the right diagnosis from a trusted provider. The wrong treatment without proper tests can make some GYN conditions worse.


Fibroids, also known as uterine myomas, leiomyomas, or fibromas, are firm, compact tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop in the uterus. It is estimated that between 20 to 50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroids.


Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium grows on your ovaries, bowel, and tissues lining your pelvis. It’s unusual for endometrial tissue to spread beyond your pelvic region, but it’s not impossible. Endometrial tissue growing outside of your uterus is known as an endometrial implant.


Abnormal uterine bleeding is defined as bleeding between monthly periods, prolonged bleeding, or an extremely heavy flow. Causes include overgrowth of fibrosis and polyps, blood disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, hormone changes during menopause, and cancer of the uterus or cervix.


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.


Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps. Osteoporosis means “porous bone.”


Menopause is a Menopause is a natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s. It is a natural process with treatments that focus on symptomatic relief. Vaginal dryness is treated with topical lubricants or estrogens. Medications aimed at reducing the severity and frequency of hot flashes include venlafaxine and gabapentin. In special circumstances, oral hormone therapy may be prescribed.


Bladder leakage, or urinary incontinence, affects women and men of all ages. A common misconception is that it only impacts women later in life. It can be embarrassing, impacting quality of life and self confidence. Treatments and solutions are available to reduce, eliminate and regain better control to stop unwanted bladder leakage.

Embry Women’s Health is no longer accepting insurance and will be a self-pay practice. We understand that our decision to no longer accept insurance may come as a disappointment. However, we carefully deliberated and concluded that this change was in the best interest of our practice.

Self Pay Prices:

New Patient Appointment: $200

Established Patient Appointment: $100

Self Pay Package Pricing coming soon!

If you have insurance, we will still send your information to any laboratories so they can still bill your insurance for testing.


Words from our patients

JoEllen is AMAZING! Not only is she professional- she makes your whole experience comfortable. If you’re looking for a professional that never judges your situation and treats you very well- I would definitely recommend this office!

5 Stars – Yelp

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It is refreshing to meet a practitioner who sees the whole patient and not just a series of symptoms. JoEllen is willing to spend the time to ask questions and really listen to the responses. I have seen JoEllen several times and I have always appreciated how much time she spends with each appointment and her pragmatic approach with solutions.  I feel like my health drives the appointment and not the schedule. Finding JoEllen’s practice was like finding a needle in a haystack, a caring practitioner who encourages patients to listen to their bodies and to be their own best advocate.

5 Stars – 10/11/2018

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Friendly staff. JoEllen is incredibly kind, patient and answers all of my questions whenever I see her. I don’t feel like I am being rushed when I am there, it is very nice.

5 Stars – 10/4/2018

Patient Image Ashley DAshley D., Yelp

I was super impressed. NP Eva was wonderfully personable and professional. Front desk staff (thanks, Mia) was kind and thoughtful. They have snacks and drinks in the waiting room. It’s super clean and the view is lovely. It sits right on the lake at Dobson Ranch.

5 Stars – 5/24/2021

“I started seeing Joellen earlier this year and I have had nothing but good experiences every time I have gone back. She is very down to earth and listens to any concerns. I would highly recommend Embry Womens Health.”

5 stars – 09/28/2018

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I first chose to come to Embry Womens Health because it was near my home and they took my insurance. I’ve been coming back because JoEllen is AMAZING! The whole office is so welcoming and comforting, I’ve moved 20 miles away and I STILL go to see JoEllen for all of my women’s healthcare. I will literally plan my days off around an appointment so I can continue being a patient here.
I can’t say enough good things about Embry Women’s Health and hope to be able to be a patient for life!

5 Stars – Yelp – 11/13/2019


I still love this place. It’s my second year as a patient here, and they still treat me so well. Every concern that I had was taken seriously and my doctor gave me some things to help with a couple of them. The office also isn’t really cold (which I’ve found to be a problem at some offices) so you won’t be freezing during your exam. She’s definitely the best doctor I have been to and recommend to every woman to look into coming here. Also, all of your test results are available online through a patient portal, and you can also schedule new appointments and fill out all of your patient information forms ahead of time on there. This makes checking in for your appointment super quick and easy.

5 Stars – Yelp – 10/31/2019


This was my first visit at this office and it was so much better then a visit I’ve had at a different gynecologist. The ladies were genuinely friendly and helpful and all very knowledgeable. They make you feel comfortable and safe. It’s so hard to find a gynecologist that fits your needs and I’m very happy to say I found mine.

5 Stars – Yelp – 4/10/2018



Embry Women’s Health is committed to providing quality, affordable health care. We’re in-network with all major insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare. No insurance? No problem. We offer a simple fee schedule for those who wish to pay out-of-pocket. Click the button below for our complete list and more information: