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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

What Women's Health Problems Respond Well to Minimally Invasive Surgery? Dec 10th, 2020

Minimally invasive surgery is a treatment option that many women overlook when it comes to managing their health issues. Whether you’re suffering from endometriosis, uterine fibroids, urinary incontinence, or ovarian cysts, minimally invasive surgery could be the quick-recovery and low-risk option you need. Here at Adventist Health in Napa, St....

Do You Have These Symptoms of Fibroids? Nov 9th, 2020

Around two-thirds of women develop fibroids by the age of 50, but only a third of those women experience symptoms. In America, that means nearly 26 million women have fibroids, and about 15 million suffer from painful fibroid symptoms. Here’s how to find out whether you might be one of...

Why You Should Never Ignore Pelvic Pain Oct 9th, 2020

Pelvic pain, or lower abdominal pain that occurs between your belly button and groin, can be a normal part of life, especially during your period. However, pelvic pain that’s severe, chronic, or interferes with your day-to-day life is often a warning sign that there might be an issue with your...

4 Common Gynecologic Issues That Can Be Remedied Through Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Sep 10th, 2020

If you’re suffering from a gynecological issue, you might be concerned about needing invasive surgery to repair it. However, you can reduce your discomfort, recovery period, and risks of infection and scarring with minimally invasive surgical options like robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery.  With over 20 years of experience, Adventist...

Comparing Contraceptives: Are Implants Better Than the Pill? Aug 10th, 2020

Navigating the world of birth control can be confusing. There are so many options that it can be hard to know which type of birth control is best for your body and lifestyle. Dr. John Kirk is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who can help you determine which type of...

Determining Whether Hormone Replacement Therapy is Right for You Jul 1st, 2020

During menopause, women’s hormone levels naturally drop, which can lead to unpleasant side effects. You might think menopause is an unavoidable and uncomfortable part of life, but hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help relieve your menopausal symptoms.  As a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. John Kirk and our team at...

Urinary Incontinence in Women: It's More Common Than You Think but We Have Solutions Jun 9th, 2020

Urinary incontinence isn’t just a problem affecting the elderly, and if you suffer from this common condition, you know how frustrating and embarrassing it can be. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, John H. Kirk, MD, is well-known for his medical skill and dedication to helping women achieve optimal health. Dr....