Category Archives: Women’s Health Testing

What Your Pap Test Results Mean

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Women’s health testing: a guide for you When a laboratory technician looks at the section of cells that was taken from your cervix during your Pap test, they will be searching for indications of specific changes that occur within the cells (cervical dysplasia). These reveal a variety of discrete tiny […]

Stool Analysis

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP Stool tests related to your digestive well-being At Women to Women, we have learned over the years that many laboratories don’t really offer very helpful stool studies. Several patients become discouraged when their stool analysis comes back with a “normal” result, while they are miserable with persistent digestive symptoms. Quite […]

Pap Test And HPV FAQ

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP Questions and answers about Pap testing and the human papilloma virus (HPV)  Women are usually very surprised and worried if their Pap smear results are abnormal. They have several questions, and in some cases it’s difficult for them to even know what questions to ask their practitioner. We’ve tried to take some […]

Abnormal Pap Smears And HPV

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP If you or someone you care about has been notified that your Pap results are not normal, it is totally normal that you may be feeling anxious and worried. You may even be thinking your practitioner has gotten you confused with another patient. If your pap test has always been […]

Routine Pap Pelvic Exam: What To Expect

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP If you’ve never had a pelvic exam and Pap test before… At our practice, where we integrate conventional and alternative ways of thinking, there has never been any doubt about the importance of annual examinations and regular Pap screenings for our patients. If you are anticipating your first pelvic exam […]

Blood Pressure Readings — Taking Your Vital Signs

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP When you get your blood pressure taken, the cuff of a sphygmomanometer (your doctor should offer you a lollipop if you can pronounce it!) is placed manually over your brachial artery, the largest artery in your arm, and inflated by a pump. This compresses the artery and stops blood flow. […]

Health Risk Assessments

Take our Health Assessments and get a better understanding of what health risks you may have. Adrenal Health Assessment Your adrenal glands give you your get up and go – seriously! These small walnut sized glands ignite the fight or flight response when you are under stress – either real or perceived. This fight or flight […]

Bone Mineral Density Testing And Bone Scan Results

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) technology was introduced in 1988 and has become the most popular tool for measuring bone density. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that all women over age 65, and post-menopausal women with at least one risk factor for osteoporosis, undergo a bone density test, which is usually […]