Advances in Breast Cancer Care: Individualized Screening, Treatments and Follow-UpKaren Goodwin, DO, covers everything from how to answer patients’ questions on mammogram frequency to how to counsel them on breast cancer prevention.
Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorder: Proven Strategies from a Multidisciplinary TeamPlacenta accreta spectrum disorder is a varied and increasingly common complication of pregnancy, so ob/gyns need a firm grasp of risk factors and ultrasound signs.
Navigating the Maze of Breast Cancer Guidelines: Efficient Paths to Personalized ScreeningTo help PCPs address patients’ breast cancer screening concerns, surgeon Shoko Emily Abe, MD, FACS, breaks down the multitude of screening directives and modalities, with a focus on the needs of those at average risk and those with dense breast tissue.
Urinary Misery: How to Help Female Patients With Persistent DysuriaIn this resource-packed talk, urogynecologist Caitlyn E. Painter, DO, explains how to categorize causes, what to understand about urine cultures and other tests, and the latest evidence on which treatments help patients.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Better Terms and Effective Strategies for Primary Care ManagementUrogynecologist Caitlyn E. Painter, DO, explains why the anxiety-provoking condition requires sensitivity from providers and how they can help patients understand the problem and find a solution – from Kegels to surgery – that suits them.
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: A Guide to Causes and SolutionsIn this straightforward talk, Tami Serene Rowen, MD, MS, FACOG clarifies how to distinguish abnormal from normal menses; breaks down the many reasons, both structural and hormonal, for the problem; and provides specifics on medical management – from doses to side effects – as well as surgical options and her favored techniques.
Dry Days Ahead: Effective Strategies for Common Urinary ComplaintsWhile stress incontinence and overactive bladder may not be life-threatening, they can be life-diminishing. Yet, with the stepped care approach presented by urologic surgeon Anne M. Suskind, MD, MS, FACS, clinicians can find a remedy to help almost any patient.
Approaching Endometriosis: Deliver the Right Care for Individual PatientsGynecologist Jeannette Lager, MD, MPH, associate director of the UCSF Endometriosis Center, offers a thorough update on this painful condition impacting around 10% of U.S. women.
Motherhood After Chemo: Current Approaches to Fertility PreservationIn the past, young women newly diagnosed with cancer typically received no fertility counseling or were assured they’d be fine if their periods resumed after treatment.Mitchell Rosen, MD, explains, it’s a more hopeful world for these patients, with better ways to predict the likelihood of ovarian failure or early menopause.
Current Menopause Care: Understanding and Explaining a Patient’s OptionsGynecologist Mindy Goldman, MD, offers keys to individualizing care in menopause and beyond by looking at factors ranging from family history to having undergone hysterectomy.
The Road to Motherhood: Simple Rules for Navigating Pregnancy in Primary CareThe PCP is the first line of care for women planning or beginning a pregnancy, and their questions range from “Which vitamins do I need?” to “Should I get genetic testing?”
Screening for Cervical Cancer: New Evidence on Options and OutcomesGynecologic oncologist Megan Swanson, MD, MPH, deciphers recent changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines and uses the data to illuminate the relative value of test options – Pap smears, detection of high-risk HPV strains, or both tests together.
Guide to Early Pregnancy Problems: How to Explain Options and Navigate DiscussionsIn early pregnancy, common issues range from bleeding to ectopic attachment to miscarriage, and patients need accurate information and gentle guidance. Here’s help with delivering news and sharing decisions, including how to answer questions on specific management choices and whether a problem now signifies future pregnancy difficulties.
Contraceptive Counseling: Simple Techniques for Complicated PatientsWith rates of both chronic illness and maternal mortality rising in the U.S., reproductive planning is an essential part of primary care. Offering a variety of approaches to these discussions, OB-GYN Tania Basu Serna, MD, MPH, breaks down contraceptive options and explains how to help individuals make the best choices for their lives.
Menopause Management: New Strategies That Improve Women’s LivesOB-GYN and reproductive health specialist Michael Policar, MD, MPH, offers an evidence-based guide to easing the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
Keeping Babies in the Picture: How to Address Fertility Concerns in Primary CareReproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist Eleni Greenwood Jaswa, MD, MSc, presents a practical guide to helping patients concerned about failure to conceive.
Breast Cancer Imaging: How to Optimize Screening for High-Risk PatientsAll women should get regular mammograms, but what about those at elevated risk? Radiologist Kimberly Ray, MD, presents this quick update to ensure timely supplemental screening practices and appropriate imaging decisions.
A Better Bladder Guide: Managing Patients With Common Urinary ComplaintsThis presentation from urologist Michelle Van Kuiken, MD, clearly defines overactive bladder and types of urinary incontinence, then walks through the pros and cons of treatment options – from physical therapy and meds to nerve stimulation and surgery.
The Rising Problem of Maternal Hypertension: Management Keys to a Range of ConditionsPerinatologist Jennifer Duffy, MD, defines the categories of hypertension in pregnancy, providing criteria for diagnosis and monitoring – as well as the nuanced distinctions that inform management decision-making.
Breast Changes: Managing Lumps, Pain, Discharge and Other Common ConcernsBreast anatomy is complex, and everything from aging to implants can make exams tricky. Breast surgeon Shoko Emily Abe, MD, FACS, offers help with working up common issues that are often benign yet may require treatment or follow-up.
A Better Understanding of Breast Cancer Risk: How to Find the Best Options for Individual PatientsDoctors must weigh numerous factors as they seek to identify and manage patients at high breast cancer risk.
PCOS in Primary CareThis common, multisystem disorder affects individuals differently, and doctors commonly miss the diagnosis. Dr. Heather Huddleston, director of the UCSF PCOS Clinic, presents an update to enable quicker detection as well as the development of care plans to support overall health and future fertility.
Chronic Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis: Part 1Jeannette Lager, MD, describes the complex etiology of chronic pelvic pain, including its visceral, musculoskeletal and neuropathic causes, and presents a systemic approach to the assessment of a chronic pelvic pain patient.
Chronic Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis: Part 2Jeannette Lager, MD, describes a directed pelvic examination for chronic pelvic pain, including a general pelvic exam, Q-Tip test for vulvodynia, abdominal exam (including testing for Carnett’s Sign), an exam of the pelvic floor muscles and an assessment of myofascial trigger points.