& Articles From Randolph OB/GYN
By Dr. Phillip Harston, Randolph OB/GYN - Cardiovascular disease kills more US women than all forms of cancer combined. Here are some key facts:
Cardiovascular Disease and Women's Health
• 4% of women die of breast cancer, 40% of cardiovascular disease.
• 75% of bad cholesterol originates in the liver and other cells. Be sure to have your doctor measure the cholesterol levels in your blood.
• Important numbers: LDL - bad cholesterol HDL - good cholesterol
• Estrogen raises HDL and is partially responsible for pre-menopausal women having lower potential for heart disease. After menopause, that protection decreases. Click here to read more about Women's Heart Health.
By Dr. Karen Horne,
MD, Randolph OB/GYN - Sexual dysfunction is an extremely common problem that many women deal with, but are too embarrassed or afraid to seek help. Almost 50% of women have sexual concerns, and up to 70% of couples report difficulties with their sex life at some point during the relationship. Problems can stem from lack of desire, trouble becoming aroused and maintaining arousal, inability to achieve orgasm, and pain or discomfort during intercourse. Also, as the female body matures and transitions into menopause, new issues with sex can arise that may seem overwhelming and frustrating. Click
here to learn more about sexual dysfunction and solutions.
Sexual Dysfunction - How To Deal With This Very Common Problem
Dr. Karen Horne of Randolph Obstetrics & Gynecology
(Randolph OB/GYN) has become one of the first OB/GYNs in Charlotte
to become proficient in robotic surgery for laparoscopic hysterectomies.
Robotic surgery utilizes the da Vinci Si™ surgical system that
has revolutionized surgery for many specialties. For gynecology procedures,
the da Vinci Si™ surgical system can be utilized to perform
laparoscopic hysterectomies. Click
here to learn more about our da Vinci surgery and see a video about
minimaly invasive surgery.
Dr. Karen Horne Now Offers Robotic Hysterectomies
By Dr. Karen J. Horne, MD, Randolph
OB/GYN - As a practicing OB/GYN physician, I receive many
questions everyday regarding Human Papillomavirus (HPV), abnormal
Paps, and Gardasil, the vaccine against HPV. Most patients
are interested in ways to reduce their risk of cervical cancer,
but a basic understanding of the mechanism by which HPV leads
to cancer is the first step to prevention. Also, proactively
receiving Gardasil is crucial in further reducing risk. Click
here to read Dr. Horne's complete article on Gardasil and see
a video interview by Fox News.
Gardasil: The HPV Vaccine That Reduces Cervical Cancer Risk
Randolph OB/GYN Opens New Cornelius Office
CORNELIUS, N.C. - Randolph OB/GYN has moved
its Cornelius office to a more visible and convenient location at 17810
Statesville Road, Suite 321 in Cornelius, in an office park that includes
the popular 131 MAIN restaurant. Dr. Cathryn Crosland will be the primary
physician at this location on a daily basis, with other physicians serving patients there one or more days a week.
To make an appointment at the Cornelius office, call 704-895-7224.
By Dr. Janice Naumann, MD, Randolph OB/GYN – In many practices, once a patient becomes pregnant, she immediately goes into a "rotation" in which she sees a different doctor, or other practitioner (nurse practitioner or nurse midwife) at each office visit. She no longer has a main physician who follows her. At Randolph, we continue to see our own patients, primarily, realizing that our patients will likely spend more time with doctors in our office over eight months than with any single doctor at the hospital. Click
here to read more.
How Our Obstetric Practice Works at Randolph OB/GYN
By Dr. Cathryn L. Crosland –If you are thinking about getting pregnant, caring for your baby begins even before conception, and of course continues throughout your entire pregnancy. In a recent video on WCNC TV, we discussed a number of precautions and medical steps to take before and during pregnancy for the health of your baby and yourself. Here are some highlights:
Pre-pregnancy And Prenatal Care
• Vitamins – take prenatal vitamins that contain folic acid and other vital nutrients not found in adequate quantities in regular vitamins.
• Talk with your doctor about any pre-existing medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, as well as any current medications
• Be sure your immunizations are up to date, and sometimes additional shots are recommended, including TDAP, rubella, hepatitis A & B, and influenza. Click here to read more.
Contact our office at 704-333-4104 or use our online
contact form to
discuss your health care needs.
The belief that "All People are Created Equal"
is apparent in the way Dr. Harston relates to his patients. He has been a medical team volunteer on mission trips.
See Dr. Harston's
bio page here.
She has won numerous honors, including
graduating magna cum laude from Clemson University and being named
Outstanding Chief Resident at UT Medical Center. See
Dr.Horne's bio page here.
New Cornelius Office
The primary focus of Dr. Naumann's practice has always put the patient first.
She believes that what is going on in her patient's life is just as important
as the medical approach. See Dr. Naumann's
bio page here.
Serving patients in our Cornelius office, Dr. Crosland was inspired to enter
the medical field by her mother, a Med-Tech in Kentucky. See
Dr. Crosland's bio page here.