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Getting out of an unhealthy relationship with Insurance Companies Jul 12th, 2019

Dear Friends and Patients,   We at Lotus Gynecology, Health and Wellness have decided to stop accepting insurance as payment for our services, effective July 15th.    Like most healthcare providers in the Unites States, the amount of time it requires a physician’s office to verify insurance, obtain approvals and...

You are Welcome Sep 9th, 2018

It was a pilgrimage for the broken-hearted. By setting an intention to climb a mountain to heal hearts, I managed to assemble a group of climbers all with hearts to heal.  I may be giving myself too much credit, though.Aren’t we all broken hearted?Life breaks our hearts every day, starting as...

I am climbing Kilimanjaro! Jul 2nd, 2018

On July 25th, I leave to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s the highest peak in Africa. A nine day journey. Everyone keeps asking me why I’m doing this. All I can say is: it’s been calling me. For years. When I finished medical school, I looked for a way to escape the predictable grueling...

Understanding your Insurance Benefits Mar 28th, 2018

Understand Your Health Insurance Benefits: A Guide for PatientsIn this ever-changing world of health insurance it is imperative that you know and understand your health plan. You may ask yourself “how can I possibly handle that?” It’s actually quite simple if you start with the basics. Below you will find...

Wabi What? Feb 1st, 2018

Wabi What?This was the first time in 13 years I hadn’t sent out a holiday card. Between work and family time constraints I just ran out of time. And I was feeling bad about it. I had failed. I resolved to send out a New Years card, but I knew...

SHOULD YOU BE TESTED FOR INHERITED CANCER GENES? Sep 27th, 2017

SHOULD YOU BE TESTED FOR INHERITED CANCER GENES? You may ask, why would anyone get tested for inherited cancer genes? Why would anyone want to know that they were at an increased risk of developing cancer?   Because with knowledge of inherited cancer genes, we can intervene before the cancer occurs. As...

TESTOSTERONE: IT’S NOT JUST FOR MEN! May 12th, 2017

You know you have done it before.  Pretended you were asleep, made sure he ate/drank too much for dinner, fallen asleep in your child’s bed, had your children fall asleep in YOUR bed.  The disparity in the male vs female libido (desires to have sex) becomes glaringly obvious as we...

SIMPLE WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT DURING PERIMENOPAUSE May 12th, 2017

Struggling with menopause weight gain? Are you tired and low on energy? If so, it’s time to change your diet and exercise routine. Most women gain weight around menopause due to estrogen loss. The hormonal shifts of menopause alter body composition, leading to muscle loss, fragile bones, and chronic disorders,...

BENEFITS OF SEEING YOUR GYNECOLOGIST YEARLY May 12th, 2017

There is a lot of talk about not having yearly pelvic exams and Pap smears going around, so I thought I would spell out some of the benefits of seeing your gynecologist yearly:1) You can’t look in your vagina, so someone else has to!2) Your gynecologist is more experienced than...

NATURAL MEDICINE CABINET Feb 6th, 2017

Aloe: use the gel from the plant (I just grow one in my kitchen) topically for minor burns, sunburns, skin irritation or inflammation or keep a prepared aloe gel in your cabinetArnica oil: applied topically, it’s magical for quickly healing bruises and sprainsBlack cohosh: the liquid extract works like a...

TELEMEDICINE Jan 2nd, 2017

Lotus OBGYN will soon offer follow-up appointments over video chat using Chiron Health! For routine follow-ups that don’t require a physical exam, you can now see your doctor from the comfort of your home or office using your existing webcam-enabled laptop or desktop. The best part is that these visits...

TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE Oct 1st, 2016

I found this blood pressure cuff at the Apple store. It takes your blood pressure and sends that information to an app on your cell phone. You can then either email or text that information directly to your doctor. You won’t even have to leave your couch to have a...

WHAT IS PHARMACOGENOMIC TESTING? Feb 16th, 2016

Drug-gene testing is also called pharmacogenomics, or pharmacogenetics. All terms characterize the study of how your genes affect your body’s response to medications.Your body has thousands of genes that you inherited from your parents. Some genes are responsible for how your body processes medications. Pharmacogenomic tests look for changes or...