Providers gather in Greenville for Women’s Health Conference

Providers gather in Greenville for Women’s Health Conference


FLU SEASON IS NOT THE ONLY HEALTH CONCERN IN THE EAST. WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE IS ALSO BIG TALKER….SO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ARE LEARNING THE BEST WAY TO CARE FOR FEMALES. W-N-C-T’S TAMARA SCOTT HAS MORE ON WHAT LOCAL PHYSICIANS ARE LEARNING. “MY FIRST APPROACH IS WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE? WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU ABOUT YOUR HEALTH?” MORE THAN 80 HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS GATHERED AT GREENVILLE’S EASTERN AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER FRIDAY FOR 19TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE. PROGRAM DIRECTOR SARAH SMITH SAYS THE GOAL IS TO WORK TOGETHER AND ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE “IT KEEPS PRACTITIONERS UP TO DATE ON THE NEWEST ADVANCES IN WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE.” 720440 AMONG THE TOPICS DICUSSED: POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME…. UPDATES ON MENOPAUSE AND… GYNECOLOGICAL CARE OF TRANSGENDERS. DR. ALLYSON DAUGHTERY WAS ON OF THE MANY IN ATTENDANCE. “THAT IS ALL THAT I TREAT IS WOMEN’S HEALTH CONDITIONS.” SHE HAS HER OWN FIRM WHERE SHE IS MASTECTOMY FITTER. THE OFFICE ALSO TREATS THINGS LIKE PREGNANCY PAIN AND PELVIC PAIN. IN HER POSITION… DAUGHERTY SAYS SHE WANTS TO GIVE THE BEST CARE FOR WOMEN THAT IS AVAILABLE. “OFTEN TIMES I HEAR FROM WOMEN THAT THEY ARE GOING FROM ONE DOCTOR TO ANOTHER DOCTOR TO ANOTHER DOCTOR AND GETTING PUT ON MEDICATION OR RECOMMENDING SURGERIES AND THAT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR THEM OR MAY NOT BE WHAT THEY WANT TO GO THROUGH.” ORGANIZERS HOPE TESTIMONIES LIKE DAUGHTERY’S WILL HELP BREAK DOWN BARRIERS BETWEEN DOCTORS AND PATIENTS. “I THINK PATIENTS SHOULD BE EMPOWERED TO ASK QUESTIONS. THEY SEE SOMETHING ON TV, THEY SEE SOMETHING IN A MAGAZINE THEY SEE SOMETHING ON THE INTERNET TO ASK THEIR PROVIDER WHAT IT MEANS.” IN GREENVILLE..TAMARA SCOTT NINE ON YOUR SIDE. OTHER TOPICS DICUSSED DURING THE CONFERENCE WERE WOMEN’S SENIOR HEALTH H-I-V PREVENTION AND

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