Tag Archives: Hampton Roads OB/GYN

Don’t live with the stress of stress incontinence

Stress incontinence is a common problem, but it’s not an aspect of aging that you have to live with. Though many women won’t talk about incontinence issues, I urge you to speak to your OB/GYN about your options if you are facing problems with incontinence. In some cases, physical therapy and behavioral changes can help, […]

What causes abnormal bleeding?

As an OB/GYN, I frequently see patients who are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, which includes any bleeding outside of a normal period. Many causes of abnormal bleeding can be discovered with an office visit and inexpensive laboratory tests. The most common ways to diagnose abnormal uterine bleeding are through a medical history, pelvic exam and […]

Midwives Make a Difference: National Midwifery Week 2013

This week is National  Midwifery Week, created to raise awareness and recognition for midwives and midwife-led care. Certified nurse midwifes are nurses who are specially trained and certified to assist women with women’s health issues, pregnancy, and their child’s birth. Women have been giving birth with midwives for centuries, but in recent years they’ve been […]

Dr. Emily Thomson Joins Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center announces that Emily Thomson, DO, has joined Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center, a Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group practice. Dr. Thomson earned her bachelor of science at the University of California in Los Angeles, Calif. and received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of […]

Lenny Laureta-Bansil, DO, Joins Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center announces that Lenny Laureta-Bansil, DO, is now associated with Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center, located at 100 Kingsley Lane, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA 23505 and at 885 Kempsville Road, Suite 320, Norfolk, VA 23502.   Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center is a vital part of the Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group. Dr. Bansil […]

HPV Vaccine Linked with Falling Infection Rates

The prevalence of dangerous strains of the human papillomavirus — the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and a principal cause of cervical cancer — has dropped by half among teenage girls in recent years, a striking measure of success for a vaccine against the virus that was introduced only in 2006, […]

What Women Put Up With: Free Women’s Health Series Comes to Norfolk

Join us for an evening of learning and laughter. Hear the latest on hormone replacement therapy, minimally invasive options for women’s surgery, and weight loss & metabolic syndrome. As always, these FREE seminars are accompanied by heart-healthy refreshments and exciting door prizes! Screenings: 6–7 pm Seminar: 7–9 pm Norfolk Botanical Gardens Rose Garden Hall 6700 […]

Women’s Health at Each Stage of Life

A woman’s medical needs change throughout her life. From puberty to menopause, women should have a good relationship with an experienced OB/GYN who can help them navigate their body’s changes and address their evolving health needs. Here are three of the most common women’s health questions we hear: How can doctors help girls during puberty? […]

HPV Vaccine: What’s all the fuss about?

I see tweens, teens and young women in my office most days, some with Mothers’ who are very anxious about the appointment.  What I find, however, is that the idea that their little girl could ever be sexually active, often causes severe anxiety. What does this have to do with the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) […]

Adolescent Ob-Gyn Care: Prevention is Crucial

So what is the deal for adolescents and their Ob-Gyn care? All too often we hear teenage women say: “Uhh, I am scared to go to the doctor!” or “I am not having sex, so I don’t need to see a Gynecologist!” or “Really though do I need a pelvic exam at my age!?” We’re […]