Frequently Asked Questions
When should I schedule my first office visit?
We would like to see you when you are about eight weeks pregnant. At this time, we will confirm your pregnancy.
What can I take for a cold or illness during pregnancy?
We will give you a list of common over-the-counter drugs which are generally considered safe during pregnancy. For a simple cold you may take Benadryl or Sudafed for stuffiness. For a headache or fever you can take Tylenol, and for a cough you can take Robitussin. You may take Imodium for diarrhea and Emetrol for nausea. Take these over-the-counter medications as directed on the label.
Can I exercise during pregnancy?
Yes, unless you have been directed by your physician not to. You should not start any new demanding exercises you were not doing prior to pregnancy. A good rule of thumb is that you should be able to carry on a conversation while performing the exercise. Walking and swimming are good options.
What is a pap smear?
A pap smear is a simple screening procedure for cervical cancer and pre-cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV is a common, sexually transmitted virus and usually has no symptoms or warnings. The new vaccine to protect against HPV is now available in our office for our patients between the ages of 9 and 26. HPV testing may also be done with the pap smear.
When do I need a pap smear?
We recommend women in their twenties have a pap smear bi-annually, or more often if you are classified as high risk. Your first pap smear should occur at age 21. Between age 30 and 70, your doctor will advise you on the recommended frequency of pap smears based on your individual risk factors, though generally the pap smear will be done less than annually.
What types of birth control are available?
There are a number of options available to women seeking to prevent pregnancy, although no method is 100 percent guaranteed. They include:
- Oral contraceptive pills, patches or rings
- Progesterone injections and progesterone implants (Implanon)
- Intrauterine devices
- “Natural” methods such as timing intercourse to avoid ovulation
Where is your office located?
We are located in Atlanta between Midtown and Buckhead at 275 Collier Road, Suite 100-C Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
Are you currently accepting new patients?
Absolutely! We’d love to talk to you about how we can help. Give us a call at (404) 355-0320.
What Happens if i miss my appointment?
If you are a no show for you appointment, there will be a $50 fee. If you need to reschedule, please contact us as soon as possible.