One of the simplest and easiest ways for women to stay on top of their health is to have a mammogram starting at age 40 and each year thereafter. It takes just minutes, results are relatively quick, and it gives you a feeling of control over your life. There are multiple reasons why you should never skip a mammogram.
As of August 27, 2021, Michael J. Thesing, MD will no longer be available for appointments. After much thought and consideration for his and his family’s needs, Dr. Thesing made the tough decision to move away from private practice and join a group of doctors providing in-house hospitalist roles at various hospital facilities. He remains in the area, but will only be working in the hospital setting.
Dr. Thesing had been a part of South Bay OBGYN since December 2019; we remain grateful for his time here with us and we wish him well in his future endeavors.
If you have babies on your mind, consider having a preconception appointment with South Bay OBGYN. Even if you aren’t planning to get pregnant until a year from now, it is still a good idea to put it on your schedule. Here is some idea about what to expect at a preconception appointment.
One of the most important imaging tools physicians have at their disposal is a mammogram. They have become vitally important because they save lives. They are so important we now can get one on a mobile mammography bus. Important enough that it’s women’s healthcare practically coming to your door, but why are routine mammograms so important?
Hormones are important, as they regulate many body functions and processes, including appetite and metabolism, sleep cycles, reproductive cycles and sexual function, body temperature and mood. Here are some common signs you may be suffering from a hormone imbalance.
Our beloved Dr. Obed Ferrari passed away on April 29, 2021 from respiratory complications. His passing has come to us all as a great loss. He had been with South Bay OBGYN for the past 20 years and had recently stepped back in 2020, due to COVID. He had continued to be available to assist with obstetrical surgical cases and will be greatly missed.
During the past year, Dr. Ferrari took time off to travel, be with his Brother and was eager to get his soccer leagues going again this year. His focus on the Lord was extremely committed. He shared the message daily, attended bible study and was an actively practicing Seventh Day Adventist at Paradise Valley Spanish Church.
Dr. Ferrari is survived by all of us here at SB OBGYN, his wife, 3 daughters, several grandchildren, 2 sisters and 1 bother; plus numerous nieces and nephews who all adored him dearly. The memories of his daily smiles and quick wit will continue to brighten our hearts.
Grateful to the Lord who has called is son home.
85% of women who have unprotected sex, even occasionally, get pregnant within a year. Those odds are not in your favor if you’re not ready to have a child. Choosing a contraceptive method that’s right for you can involve some due diligence and clear thinking.
An annual well woman exam is important at any stage of womanhood. Women who are twenty-somethings and women who are post menopausal plus everyone in between can benefit from a well woman exam. It’s a great way to know that you are healthy, you are preventing any issues, plus it is covered by most insurance.
With the new state of California Stay At Home Order, South Bay OBGYN continues to be open to take care of the needs of our patient’s. To ensure the safety of not only our staff, but you as the patient too, we have equipped our office’s with PPE and we ask that all patient’s do their part to prevent the spread of COVID:
- Disclose if you have any symptoms of COVID
- Disclose if you have TESTED POSITIVE for COVID
- Disclose if you have been in contact with a COVID POSITIVE person
- Wear your MASK during your entire visit in our office
- Be prepared to have your Temperature taken upon arrival
- Only you, the Patient will be allowed to enter our office’s
- For social distancing purpose, please be advised that you may be asked to wait out in the hallway or car until called.
- All NON-Essential persons have been limited and we ask all husband’s, family members or children to wait in the hall or in their vehicles
If you are positive or have been exposed to a positive person or have cold / flu symptoms, we will require that you have your appointment via TELEHEALTH. We continue to be open for all types of appointments, including TELEHEALTH as an alternative for those who would prefer to stay in the safety of their homes. Whether it’s a telephone call or an actual video chat, we want everyone to be comfortable and remain safe.
Please contact our office for more information on COVID-19 testing requirements by dialing (619) 267 – 8313, option 5 from our main menu to speak with our Nurse Line.
March is National Multiple Sclerosis, Colorectal Cancer, Endometriosis and Trisomy Awareness month. Many illnesses that we at SB OBGYN are here to assist you with.
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic illness affecting your central nervous system. The body’s own immune system attacks the protective lining of the protects nerve fibers. This causes inflammation and scar tissue which makes it hard for your brain to send signals to the rest of your body. The most common symptom is fatigue and inability to walk.
Colorectal Cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon (large intestine) or rectum (anal). The American National Society states that 1 in 24 women will develop this type of cancer. The most famous woman, Farrah Fawcett, lost her battle with this type of cancer at age 62. Common symptoms can be constipation or diarrhea, and changes in stool color, shape and contains blood. This cancer has been associated with HPV infections; so prevention is ever so important and testing for your risk is available.
Endometriosis is a condition where the lining of your uterus grows outside of your uterus. It can grow on your ovaries, bowel, and pelvis. Endometriosis is a very common gynecological condition affecting up to 10% of women. The number one symptoms are pelvic pain and inflammation. You are not alone and we can assist in treating this condition.
Trisomy 8 is the condition that affects human chromosomes where three chromosomes exist verses just two. It is a rare disorder that is more often found in males versus females at a ratio of 4 to 1. It is rare, as only 1 out of 25,000 – 50,000 occur in pregnancy. Some children born with this condition show physical symptoms while others do not. Genetic testing is available to all women throughout her pregnancy. Our office recommends such testing as a standard part of obstetrical care.
ANNOUNCING: Late Clinic Hours
South Bay OBGYN is pleased to announce late clinic hours at our Sharp Chula Vista Office at 765 Medical Center Court location. Our office has appointments available up till 7 pm into the evening to provide access to care to our patients. Contact our schedulers today to book after 5 pm!!!
South Bay Birthdays
February Birthday celebrations included our lead MA for BioTE, Joanna – Happy Birthday!!!