HPV Update: Vaccine Is Now Indicated up to Age 45

A new age group can now benefit from the HPV vaccine, Gardasil 9. The original Gardasil vaccine was approved in 2006 for preteens and young adults up to age 26.  In 2018, the FDA approved a new and updated Gardasil vaccine for men and women aged 27 to 45. The new guidelines are a huge step forward in protecting people …

Pain During Your Period: What’s Normal?

Many women who come to our Long Island practice looking for a gynecologist or OBGYN want to know if their period is “normal.” Specifically, they want to know how much pain they should normally expect with their monthly cycle. While it’s true that some discomfort is normal during your period, there are more severe symptoms that might indicate a serious …

Top 5 Signs You Have a UTI

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are a common reason women visit me on Long Island at my OBGYN and gynecology practice. UTIs are usually caused when bacteria multiply and travel up the urethra to the bladder, resulting in an infection. Most women will have a UTI at some point in their life, and typically the condition is easily treatable and …

How to Choose the Right OBGYN for Prenatal Care

Choosing the right care during pregnancy is the first step in taking care of yourself and your growing baby. Selecting an OBGYN is a very personal decision and one that only you can make. To help you get started, here are 7 factors to consider when choosing the best OBGYN in Nassau County and Queens for your prenatal care. Credentials Finding …

7 Reasons to See Your Gynecologist

If you’re like most women, taking care of yourself takes a back seat to responsibilities like work, kids, and relationships. For some women, that means suffering painful or unpleasant symptoms for months or years before scheduling an appointment. For others, daily life gets in the way of health screening that should be routine. Delaying your care can lead to more …