Women's Wellness Specialist FAQs

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What is menopause?


Menopause is the point in time when a woman has not had a period for one year. It is a natural process that most women experience in their 40s or 50s. When menopause occurs, the woman’s ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

The effects of menopause can affect your life in many ways and it is important to speak with a skilled gynecologist to learn how to manage the effects of menopause.

What is infertility?


Infertility is generally described as one year of trying to get pregnant (with frequent unprotected sex) without any success. If you believe you are experiencing infertility problems, our team can provide diagnosis and treatment.

Can a women's wellness specialist treat urinary incontinence?


Yes, if you believe you are experiencing urinary incontinence, our doctor can provide you with diagnosis and treatment.

How often should I schedule a women's wellness exam?


After your initial visit, Dr. Ronald E. de la Peña will advise you on how often you should schedule a women’s wellness exam, based on your age, health, and medical history. However, a good rule of thumb for women is to schedule a women’s wellness exam at least once a year.

Why are women's wellness exams important?


A women’s wellness exam is extremely important, as it involves a number of essential health screenings such as a pelvic exam, Pap smear, and other changes or concerns regarding your reproductive health. For example, if you are experiencing irregular or heavy periods, side effects from your birth control, fertility concerns, concerns about menopause, then these are things you should discuss during your exam.

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