Dr. Chinwe Aligwekwe, MD

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Every time I walk into the emergency room to admit a patient diagnosed with sepsis, I meet patients who are very scared but do not entirely understand their diagnosis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and potentially death.

Published: 2017-06-26 18:47
Dr. Vonda Ware

Identifying pregnant and post-partum women with depression is extremely important because untreated perinatal depression and other mood disorders can have devastating effects on women, infants, and families. Perinatal depression, which includes depressive episodes and mood disorders that occur during pregnancy or in the first 12 months after delivery, is one of the most common medical complications during pregnancy and the postpartum period, affecting one in seven women.

Published: 2018-08-22 18:47
Dr. Peter C.C. Mann

A urogynecologist is a surgeon who has specialized in the care of women with pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor is a set of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in the lowest part of the pelvis that provides support for a woman’s internal organs, including the bowel, bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum.

Published: 2018-06-12 11:47
Dr. Joshua Morris, MD

Drs. Cerletti and Bini performed the first electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) treatment in Italy in 1938. ECT is the oldest psychiatric treatment in psychiatry still in use. Since 1938, ECT has evolved significantly to optimize the balance between minimal side effects and maximum efficacy.

Published: 2018-05-16 10:40
Brittany Merritt, MD/MPH

We all know life doesn’t slow down when you are pregnant. Weddings, funerals, and family reunions are all things many women and their partners don’t want to miss while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. One of the most frequent questions an OBGYN is asked both before and during pregnancy is “Can I travel?” Be sure to talk to your provider if you are traveling internationally during your pregnancy.

Published: 2018-04-13 18:47
Andrew Kramer, M.D., FACS

 WHAT IS A HERNIA?
A hernia is a hole in the fascia (gristle) of the abdominal wall. Hernias can be congenital (you are born with it) or acquired (occurring secondary to lifting or strenuous activity). Once a hernia develops, the hole in the fascia will not close on its own, and over time may become larger.

Published: 2017-06-26 18:47