Updated December 2021 Your regular physical occurs just once a year, so it’s important to work closely with our providers to ensure you’re getting the most out of your annual exam. Of course, we’re available to discuss any concerns with you at any time throughout the year, but we’ve found the following principles are very […]
Updated November 2021 We understand. You’re busy, and it’s far too easy to put off your regular Pap smear or annual exam. During COVID-19, you may have even decided to wait until the situation with the pandemic improved. We want you to know that your Pap smear is a test that is far too important […]
Whenever abnormal cells are found during a Pap test, you may be anxious—after all, a Pap smear is one of the most effective methods of detecting cervical cancer at its earliest, and most treatable stage. If you have abnormal cells, there are a number of responses. The next step depends upon your age, the results […]
“An annual exam is about much more than a Pap smear, said Dr. Martinelli. “It’s an important time to evaluate your overall health, both physical and mental. We understand that during the coronavirus, you may be worried about visiting a health care practice. We want to assure you that we have taken every precaution to […]
While most women picture nurse midwives as helping deliver babies, there’s so much more to their role than assisting during labor. What do certified nurse midwives do? The answers may surprise you as we examine the common misconceptions about these important members of your health care team. Misconception #1: What do certified nurse midwives do? […]
While your OBGYN annual exam is a regular part of your routine, your daughter may be anxious or nervous—particularly if this is her first time visiting the gynecologist. “We understand that the first exam can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be,” said Dr. Martinelli. “We want your daughter to be as […]
An estimated 1 in 78 women will develop ovarian cancer at some point in her life. Fortunately, when diagnosed early, there is a 5-year survival rate of more than 90 percent. However, the challenge in detecting ovarian cancer is that there are no simple and reliable screening methods for women who do not show any […]
Sexual health goes far beyond getting tested for infections. Sexual health is about experiencing intimacy that is both satisfying and free from issues such as painful intercourse. Remember, we’re partners in your care. We are always here for you, and welcome any questions you may have. We encourage you to take advantage of our STI […]
We’ve been caring for women of all ages for more than 40 years. We have dedicated our lives to providing the highest level of care for our patients. We don’t see a yearly exam as merely a time for a Pap smear; we see it as a crucial time to address any health issues you may have.
We also offer convenient locations, including our OBGYN office in Durham near Southpoint in addition to our Chapel Hill OBGYN practice.