Services

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing can be done before you even get pregnant, it requires a simple blood test from you and your partner. Dr. Scheller recommends genetic testing for the BrCa gene if you have a family history of breast and or ovarian cancer. She can also offer Colaris testing if you have a family history of colon cancer or uterine cancer.

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Women’s Wellness

At your annual gynecological exam, Dr. Scheller will do a complete history and physical exam. This will include a breast exam and pelvic exam. She will perform a pap smear and other screenings as needed.

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Nutrition

Dr. Scheller is currently enrolled at the Columbia University Nutrition Program for Professionals. She is dedicated to helping you make healthy lifestyle changes. She will look at your personal eating pattern and lifestyle, then guide and motivate you to make the right changes for you. She will then meet regularly with you to help you stay consistent.

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Weight Loss & Excercise

Exercise goes hand in hand with proper nutrition. This extends into the overall women’s wellness philosophy. The latest guidelines recommend 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days per week. Dr. Scheller can develop the right exercise plan for you, connect you with a personal trainer or recommend a gym or workout videos.

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Midlife & Menopause

Dr. Scheller will discuss with you all of the signs and symptoms of menopause, and can advise you on the natural, non-hormonal options for treating your symptoms, as well as synthetic and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy options if needed.

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Osteopenia & Osteoporosis

This is typically a silent disease, meaning that you usually do not experience symptoms until you develop a fracture. Dr. Scheller recommends screening at age 55 or sooner if you have any other risk factors. She will discuss your results and medical options for treatment if necessary.

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Sexual Health

Dr. Tracy can help with a variety of sexual health concerns, including painful intercourse, low sexual desire, screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and treatment and prevention of STDs. She also recommends the Gardasil HPV vaccine for females ages 9-26.

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Breast Exam

Women should undergo a breast exam yearly. Dr. Scheller recommends a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40 then yearly after 40, based on the American Cancer Society’s guidelines. If you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, you may also be a candidate for BrCa testing. Dr. Scheller will advise you on these options.

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Pap Smears

New guidelines for cervical cancer screening were released in 2013. Screening includes the pap test and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). Screening should begin at age 21 and can stop at age 65 if you do not have a history of moderate dysplasia or cancer. This does not apply to women with HIV or DES exposure. Dr. Scheller can talk you through the new guidelines and how they apply to you.

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Contraception

Dr. Scheller is knowledgeable about a wide range of contraceptive options — including barrier methods (condoms, diaphragms), hormonal options (birth control pill, Nuvaring or Depo Provera shot), intrauterine devices (Paragard, Mirena or Skyla), and permanent options (bilateral tubal ligation, Essure or vasectomy) — and will be happy to discuss these at your visit.

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