WSNM and COVID-19 WSNM and COVID-19 Women’s Specialists of New Mexico is reaching out to our patients with information on our response to the COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus. If you have an appointment, check in with our front desk, verify your mobile phone number and then go wait in your car. We will call you when it is time for your appointment. We ask that no one accompanies you to this appointment. Please wear a face covering to your appointment. First, for up-to-date information on the developing situation in New Mexico, we are encouraging patients monitor the http://cv.nmhealth.org. Here you will find the latest official information on COVID -19 in New Mexico as well as guidance for self-protection. WSNM is checking this informational site daily and responding with appropriate measures. We are also closely monitoring the New Mexico Department of Health website and the national website of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 webpage daily. Second, we want to remind our patients that we take care of women’s health, providing emergent gynecological visits and prenatal care for pregnant moms. Unlike primary care or internal medicine clinics, we do not treat patients with colds and flu. If you need medical care for these conditions, please seek help from your family practice provider or an urgent care. Our offices are open for scheduled OB-GYN appointments. However, if you have flu like symptoms, please do not come into our office. If you have a non-essential appointment and want [...]
RSVP for this event MonaLisa Touch - Open House When: Thursday, September 26 from 5:30 - 7:00pm Where: 101 Hospital Loop NE, Albuquerque NM 87109 MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane. Our MonaLisa Touch open house brings women together from throughout New Mexico who wish to learn about how this incredible procedure could change their lives. Get special pricing, hear testimonials and get your questions answered by a WSNM physician.
All of us at Women’s Specialists send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Beverly Pucka for her three decades of services to the women of our community. Known for her dedication to excellence in women’s care and loving patient relationships, Dr. Pucka is retiring on April 30, 2018. She has been caring for patients at WSNM for the last four years and we are grateful for her time in our practice. Dr. Pucka’s patient records will remain at WSNM and her patients are free to select any of our providers to continue your care at WSNM. Call (505) 843-6168 to schedule your appointment with your new provider. Join us in wishing Dr. Pucka a joyful and fulfilling retirement!
National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month I love seeing women for annuals throughout the year, but I get a particular kick out of the women who come for their annuals in January. What a great way to start the year out with a commitment to self-care! Here we are at the end of January already, but you still have lots of time to get your annual done this year. Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month? We all know we should have our annuals and get Pap smears regularly but sometimes there is confusion about why we do Pap smears and what the results tell us. A Pap smear is a highly reliable way to screen for cervical cancer, or cancer of the cervix. The cervix is the opening to the uterus. It acts as a doorway between your vagina and uterus (and therefore other internal organs as well!). Your cervix has to deal with quite a bit of germs, viruses and bacteria—and sperm! Human papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the myriad of microorganisms that your cervix faces off against. HPV is transmitted skin-to-skin, so we usually blame penises and fingers for transferring HPV to the cervix, although sex toys can also harbor HPV for many hours. Certain strains of HPV really settle into cervical cells. Most women’s immune systems clear HPV over time but occasionally worrisome types of HPV decide to hang around for years and can ultimately cause cervical cancer for some women. [...]
New Location Will Improve Patient Experience On November 1, WSNM officially moved our home office from 201 Cedar St SE to 1001 Coal Ave SE. The new location is one block south and the change is being made to increase convenience for patients. The new location on Coal offers more parking spaces, shorter walking distances and easier access to appointments. According to WSNM Executive Director Kathy Teston, “This move is about creating more convenience for our patients. The complaint we hear most often from patients and family members who see us at the downtown office is about parking. Our current location at the Presbyterian Hospital campus on Central Avenue is inside a multi-story building on the fifth floor. Patients often walk long distances across crowed outdoor parking lots or navigate a large, hectic parking structure. Our new office is a two-story building with plenty of on-site surface parking. We have been communicating about the move with our patients for a few months now and we are getting very positive feedback.” “Our downtown office tends to be our busiest”, said Teston, “we have 12 full-time providers seeing 35,000 patient visits a year. We are investing in the new space at 1001 Coal for our patients’ convenience and we’re also taking the opportunity to provide patients with a fresh and up-to-date medical office.”
At Oasis we can help you cleanse, tone, correct and protect your skin. We have a full spectrum of skin care facials ranging from our signature Calming Facial to our Pumpkin Retexturizing Facial for both men and women. We also carry leading skin care lines to include Skin Ceuticals, ELTA, BioPelle and more. For the month of August, we are offering special discounts on facials ranging from 10% - 20%, depending on how much you spend with us. Spend $50 to $150 and receive 10%off Spend $151 to $350 and receive 15%off Spend $351 or more and receive 20% off Our Esthetician, Nicole Ortega, is incredibly well-trained and personable. Nicole graduated from the New Mexico Aveda Institute in December of 2001 in Esthiology and has a wide range of knowledge in the field. At Oasis we provide clinically proven cosmetic services and take the time to understand patient goals and health concerns as we recommend treatment plans and products. I think this makes us different from other cosmetic spas and invite you to visit us at the Oasis Med Spa. Call (505) 344-1444 to schedule your appointment today.
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Women’s Specialists had the distinction of celebrating one of our employees recently. Tammy was honored at the Go Red for Women luncheon sponsored by the American Heart Association. Her story is important because many women ignore the symptoms. See Tammy’s story below. “I had my heart attack on the evening of July 31, 2016 at 47 years old. In hindsight, I started having symptoms 48 hours prior. I left work on a Friday evening with shoulder blade pain. I figured it was a knot and had my husband rub it that night. It continued intermittently through Saturday and was starting to make my fingers tingle. I took Tylenol and Advil and that relieved a little of the discomfort but I had a dull ache that felt like it was in the bone. I woke up on Sunday feeling so much better. I relaxed most of the day and decided early evening I was going to vacuum the pool. That was all it took. I went inside, sat on the couch and had the most excruciating chest pain, down my arm, up my neck into my jaw. I fell to the floor. I knew exactly what it had to be. I realized with my first grandbaby just 6 weeks away and my family witnessing this that I had to go to the Emergency Room. I did not want to be a statistic. The EKG was normal but my labs were not. I went to the cath lab with a 90% [...]
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