In an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology is seeing OB and urgent patients only at this time. We are available by phone for non-emergent, telemedicine consultations.
Please call (404)352-3616 during our normal business hours to reschedule your routine appointment or for any other questions you may have.
In an effort to minimize community spread of COVID-19, we would like to thank our patients for understanding that it is a must that extra guests be left at home (or maybe in the car?) for their visit. The practice is open and seeing patients and we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff at this time. Thank you!
Until Further notice, Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC is cancelling all prenatal classes: Prepared Child Birthing, Breast Feeding, and Baby Basics. If you have already signed up and paid for a previously scheduled class, you can expect a prompt refund. We thank all of our patients for their patience and cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience at this time.
AWOG physicians strongly encourage pregnant patients to practice social distancing & work from home! If you are a patient of ours, and need a letter or other form of documentation for your employer, please contact our office at (404) 352-3616, Monday through Friday, 8am – 4pm. Please ask for the OB Nurse.
At AWOG, we prioritize the safety of our patients and we are closely monitoring all information and new developments. We advise that any patient who feels ill or has a fever to stay at home and call their primary care doctor. We encourage good preventative hygiene for all patients and staff including frequent hand washing.
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Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics & Gynecology acknowledges that Zantac and its generic varieties are being removed off of store shelves after the Food and Drug Administration revealed it found a chemical that could be linked to cancer.
Continue reading “Zantac Cancer Risk: What You Need To Know”
Starting Tuesday, September 3rd, patients traveling to AWOG will be affected by lane closures at Collier Road and Peachtree Street. The construction is scheduled through September 9th.
Please allow more travel time than usual to get to your appointment.
Moms to-be have a lot in common. Besides that so-called “glow” everyone says you have, there are swollen ankles, constipation, aches and pains, bloating, and fatigue. Let’s not forget about the fact that you can’t get a good night’s sleep. Yeah, that too. Continue reading “The Best Exercises That Are Still Safe To Do While Pregnant”
Surprising Facts about HPV
Most sexually active adults have been exposed to HPV. However, how much do you really know about human papillomavirus? Here are a few surprising facts about HPV so you are better informed:
1.20 million Americans are infected
According to the American Cancer Society, 20 million Americans are infected with the genital form of the virus and around 5.5 million infections occur each year.
2. You can contract HPV without having sex
Because HPV is transmitted through genital skin-to-skin contact, you don’t have to have sex to transmit the disease. It’s even possible to transmit it through oral sex, but less likely.
3. HPV doesn’t necessarily cause cancer
Some strands of HPV are high-risk, cancer-causing strains while other strains cause no symptoms or health problems.
4. Condom risk doesn’t prevent HPV
Condoms can lower the risk of becoming infected with the disease. However, since human papillomavirus is passed through skin on skin contact, there are no sufficient preventive measures. Most physicians will suggest Gardasil as the most effective form of prevention. Gardasil protects against two types of HPV that cause 75 percent of cervical cancer cases and two types of HPV that cause 90 percent of genital warts cases.
5. HPV has no cure
It’s true that there’s no cure for HPV, but approximately 90 percent of infections are resolved by the body’s immune system.
HPV Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia
Contact Atlanta Women’s Obstetrics and Gynecology at (404) 352-3616 for more information on treatment.