There’s a reason that birth control pills have been one of the most popular forms of contraception for decades. (Yes, decades! The pill was legalized in the U.S. way back in the 1960s.) During their childbearing years, many women opt to use oral contraceptives as a way to prevent pregnancy thanks to their availability, ease of use, safety, few side
As we continue to adapt to our new reality surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we are making every effort to increase access to women’s healthcare during this challenging time. This includes keeping all of our patients safe and secure by providing a variety of virtual and telehealth options when it is possible, depending on the type of appointment or consult
To our patients, One year ago today, we embarked on a new adventure when we relaunched our Beaches OBGYN practice as a member of the ToplineMD Alliance. Today, we celebrate that anniversary and the news that this Alliance of doctors in the state of Florida will remain in the Florida Blue network and continue to be able to serve our
The short answer is we do not know at this time. The Centers for Disease Control currently doesn’t know if pregnant women have a greater chance of getting sick than the general population, but pregnancy does result in bodily changes that may increase the risk of contracting and having more severe illness with certain viral respiratory infections, such as influenza.
Beaches OBGYN is a member of the TopLine MD Alliance and VitalMD. If you have insurance coverage with Blue Cross, you may have received a letter from them stating that our practice will be out-of-network as of April 1, 2020. Which products within Florida Blue will be affected by this termination? All Florida Blue plans are affected. All Federal and
Even if you’re well past your teen years and technically outside of the recommended HPV vaccine window (suggested age is 9 to 45 years old), there are still a few things you need to know about the human papillomavirus, a.k.a. the most common sexually transmitted infection out there. It is estimated that 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV,
Parenthood can be one of the most overwhelming jobs on the planet — not only do you have to take care of yourself and tend to your own needs on a regular basis, but you have tiny humans to keep healthy and happy, too. With those responsibilities come a slew of questions, stressors, and neverending to-do lists. Thanks to the
Building strength and increasing your muscle tone goes well beyond lifting and lunges. For starters? Your pelvic floor. This key group of muscles supports the bladder, bowels, and uterus and plays an integral role in everything from continence to pregnancy to sexual function — and it often gets pushed aside when it comes to your overall health and wellness. Common
Maximize Your Comfort with Nitronox Nitronox is a delivery system that provides a gas mixture of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen. It is used to help ease discomfort during some medical and aesthetic procedures. If you experience any discomfort or anxiety during your treatment, you are able to inhale the gas mixture through a mask or mouthpiece, as needed.
Whether you were pregnant for only a few weeks or were fortunate enough to get to cuddle your baby for a few days, losing a child via a miscarriage or a post-delivery illness can be a heartbreaking, life-changing experience. Be it an unexpected or planned pregnancy, a special bond materializes almost immediately between you and baby, as parents begin protecting,
While you may be well versed with the routine Pap smear* that involves the slightly uncomfortable insertion of a metal speculum into your nether regions, there is likely a lot you don’t know when it comes to gynecological cancer. For instance, the Pap only tests for cervical cancer — there are four other entirely different types of cancers that can
The art of breastfeeding can be a conundrum for many new (and even experienced!) moms — from latch to milk supply to the frequency of feeds. But there’s no doubt when it comes to the endless benefits that breast milk can provide your baby. Known to many as nature’s perfect baby food, breast milk is brimming with health benefits for
We are thrilled to welcome Malinda Moussa, ARNP, to the Beaches OBGYN family! Born and raised in East Tennessee, Malinda has over 19 years of experience practicing as a women’s healthcare nurse practitioner in Jacksonville Beach. After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, she received a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, where she
Vagina talk can seem awkward and uncomfortable, but it need not feel that way. (Trust us, it is our job!) But because some women have a tough time asking their most personal questions without cringing, many myths and misconceptions about the female nether regions continue to float around. Allow us to debunk a few right here and right now. And
Bringing a new baby into the family can introduce a whole host of emotions, from excitement and joy to sadness and anxiety. The flux of hormones coupled with the extreme life change, be it your first baby or your fifth, can contribute to several of these negative feelings. This can cause both confusion and even guilt for many mamas who
Whether you may be having a scheduled cesarean section or experience an emergency one, there is sure to be a slew of emotions involved. Not only is a c-section considered major surgery, but it also may not be what you had hoped for your baby’s birth in the first place. Perhaps you wanted a natural delivery with minimal pain medication
Hooray, you’re expecting (again)! While you may feel like a pro this time around when it comes to the ins and outs of pregnancy and childbirth, there are still a whole host of things that will feel like foreign territory. Namely, the behaviors and feelings of your beloved firstborn — especially if they are a toddler or preschooler, making the
“Everything is different, but nothing has changed” To our patients, We would like to announce that effective 4/1/2019 BeachesOBGYN will be part of TopLineMD Health Alliance and no longer a member of North Florida OBGYN. We have made this decision to be able to continue to provide the same level of care that our patients have been accustomed. All our
While heart disease may often be considered a primary problem for men, it’s actually the leading cause of death for both men and women. Shocking, right? And though heart disease may be more common in those who are older or post-menopause, it is something that women of all ages should take seriously. In fact, one in three female adults has
While it’s something many of us don’t want to think about, menopause is bound to hit basically 100 percent of women. If you have a menstrual cycle, you’re going to be gifted with “the change” at some point during your 40s and 50s (51 is the average age in the U.S. for the onset of menopause), though a very small
The new year often brings the promise of a fresh start and new beginnings, making it an optimal time to kickstart any self-improvement goals. But the fact is, more than half of all New Year’s resolutions fail, often for one of three reasons: It’s based on what someone else (or society) thinks you should change, it’s too vague, or you
‘Tis the season to count your blessings. With the holidays fully upon us and Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is an optimal time to consider all we have to be grateful for. But for many, the holiday season can also be a period of stress and sadness — whether you feel overwhelmed with the pressure to host a flawless
While pink ribbons seem to run rampant during the month of October, breast cancer is a topic that should be on our minds 365 days a year — or at least some of those days. The truth? Females in the U.S. have a 12 percent chance of getting breast cancer in their lifetime — that’s one in eight women. That means
Yay! You’re officially “growing a human” — now what? When you’re a new mom-to-be, few things can be as confusing or as daunting as the complex world of pregnancy. But before you start pouring through the pages of your brand-new copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting, we’ve got answers to some of your most pressing pregnancy questions right
If you’re a mom, you can barely get dressed without having to pause mid-pant leg to make a snack, change a diaper, or ward off some disastrous situation that may or may not involve “washable” markers and your kitchen table. If you live with a roommate (be it your spouse, a friend, your dog, or someone you found on Craigslist), there are
Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Dr. Kimberly Manek received her Bachelor of Science at the University of Miami where she received magna cum laude honors before attending medical school at Florida State University. Most recently, the FSU alum completed her four-year residency with Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, where she was the Chief Resident throughout her final academic year and named
Summers in Florida can be hot, humid and downright uncomfortable for the average Jane — but what about for those who are pregnant? Combine that with the fact that expectant moms are combating errant limbs in their ribcage, bizarre cravings, brutal cramps and the onslaught of Braxton Hicks contractions, and you’ve got a recipe for one very miserable mama-to-be. There’s
Dr. Laura Peter was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She now calls Jacksonville Beach home again after moving from Akron, Ohio. A member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Peter graduated with a Bachelors from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL), received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Lauderdale,
Dear Patients: I appreciate the confidence and trust you have placed in me to take care of your health care needs. I have been honored to live and practice in the Jacksonville Beach community for the last 16 years. It is with mixed emotions that I write this letter to inform you that I will be moving to my home
We are very pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Meridith Farrow and Dr. Rebekah Richmond to our practice. Dr. Farrow and Dr. Richmond are both experienced Obstetricians and Gynecologists that have been practicing at Baptist Medical Center Beaches since 2006. They are scheduled to start seeing patients in our office in September of this year. As our practice grows,
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is an endocrine disorder that causes hormonal imbalances in approximately 5-10% of all women. PCOS is a complex and heterogeneous disorder, and the most common cause of infertility in women. Women suffering from PCOS present either oligo-ovulation or anovulation (less frequent or absent ovulation). This results in irregular menstruation or the
The average woman starts experiencing symptoms of menopause at the young age of 47! That means that we could spend almost half our life in menopause. This symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, poor sleep, low energy, low sex drive, vaginal dryness and weight changes. In this blog post we would like to answer the most common questions regarding hormone
Every year Jacksonville Magazine publishes a list of doctors considered top in their fields. As in previous years, both Drs. Bordelon and Rodriguez appear in the list of Top Doctors in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Jacksonville Magazine partnered with Vitals.com to choose the area physicians who earned top marks in its patient-ranked polling. Dr. Bordelon has received the
Good nutrition is important for the healthy development of your baby. The focus on a healthy diet should start even before the pregnancy since overweight mothers have more pregnancy complications. Furthermore, the pregnancy weight gain recommendations will vary according to your prepregnancy body mass index (BMI). The recommended weight gains are as follows: BMI <18.5: 28-40lbs BMI 18.5-24.9: 25-35lbs BMI
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the cells of the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body. This abnormal growth can cause pelvicpain, irregular bleeding, and infertility. The most commonly affected areas are the ovaries, bowel, or the lining of the pelvis.Just like normal cells of the lining of the uterus, endometriosis
Do heavy periods affect your life? If so, you’re definitely not alone. It’s estimated that excessive menstrual bleeding affects one out every five women. Many women begin to experience excessive and/or irregular bleeding in their 30s and 40s, as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods are more than just a hassle – they take a physical, social,
We’re closing out 2013 and quickly getting ready for the new year. With that comes New Year’s resolutions, including the number-one resolution so many of us make: lose weight and get healthy. I love celebrating with family and friends during the holidays and enjoy all of the traditional holiday fare. What I don’t enjoy, though, is seeing the eggnog, cookies
BeachesOBGYN is excited to welcome Bonni Titcomb, ARNP. Bonni was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to South Florida, with her family , as a teenager. She attended the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse and became a certified Childbirth educator, prior to returning to Ohio State University, for
The Essure procedure is included in the women’s preventative benefit coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act. This translates into coverage with no deductible or co-pay for most patients with private insurance. Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. This gentle procedure can be performed in our office located in
Baptist Medical Center Beaches, has added the latest version of the daVinci Robotic Surgical System. This state-of-the-art technology enables doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery with unprecedented precision, dexterity and 3D enhanced vision. Our team of doctors were the first to perform a daVinci robotic assisted hysterectomy at Baptist Medical Center Beaches. For more information about daVinci robotic hysterectomy click here.
Dear Patients, On September 1st, Dr. Bordelon and Dr. Rodriguez will be moving to a new location. Our new office will be located on the third floor of the Baptist Medical Center Beaches medical office building C. This building is located right across the parking lot of our current office and is the newest on the hospital campus. Our new
We are pleased to inform our patients that the construction on 9th Street in Jacksonville Beach has been finished. Patients driving to our office from Eastbound Beach Boulevard may turn right on 9th Street and then right on 16th Avenue South. Follow 16th Avenue South to the end which will be Roberts Drive , turn right again and you will
Garage Sale for Life – September 10, 2011 8am – 1pm. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society breast cancer efforts.
Our existing patients may have noticed that the sign in front of our office building has changed. Thanks to a generous donation from the Wilson family the first level of the office building is the home of a cancer center for our Beaches community. The rest of the office building continues to be “Medical Office Building B”. For new patients,
To All Of Our Valued Patients: As some of you may be aware, 9th Street in Jacksonville Beach is under construction. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. The easiest way to get to our office will be to use 16th Avenue South , which is behind our office. Or you can use 13th
Construction on 9th Street in Jacksonville Beach continues. The estimated completion date of this project is the fall of this year. During construction, the easiest way to get to our office continues to be to use 16th Avenue South. For detailed instructions click here. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
The FDA has announced today that it “does not intend to take enforcement action against pharmacies that compound hydroxyprogesterone caproate”. The-Rx’s the maker of Makena had previously sent “cease and desist” letters to pharmacies compounding this medication. This is good news for patients and hopefully an important step towards a more reasonable price for this very important medication. Read the full
Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. This gentle procedure can be performed in our office located in Jacksonville Beach. The Essure procedure is permanent and is NOT reversible. Therefore, you should be sure you do not want children in the future. Essure offers women what no birth control ever
Washington, DC — The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), along with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is urging Ther-Rx Corporation to reconsider its pricing of Makena™. Makena is the first FDA-approved medication to help prevent preterm birth in certain high-risk pregnant women. The College argues that the extremely high cost of Makena™
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/iNYRQiRfEFQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> If during your period you feel restricted from everyday activities, if you’re constantly worried about embarrassing accidents, or you feel rundown and exhausted from the physical strain, then you may be suffering from abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding. One in five women suffer from heavy periods. Of those, less than 15% seek treatment. Many do
Our doctors are pleased to announce that they are performing outpatient surgery in the newly inaugurated Baptist Beaches Surgery Center. This state of the art center has the latest equipment needed to perform minimally invasive surgery. For more information on this new facility visit: http://community.e-baptisthealth.com/bmc/beaches/surgery/index.html
Our staff and doctors would like to wish our patients and all women a happy International Women’s Day. Follow this link for a brief article about the history of this day. http://www.unwomen.org/news-events/international-womens-day/background/
Check out the great write-up about Dr. Rodriguez in Florida Doctor Magazine – North Florida Edition (link).
Due Date Calculator for Windows Phone 7 is a simple “app” created by Dr. Rodriguez. This “app” calculates the due date based on the last menstrual period. It also contains useful information about fetal growth, common symptoms of pregnancy and some other topics. This “app” is available in the Zune Marketplace and is only compatible with Windows Phone 7.
To All Our Valued Patients: As some of you may be aware, 9th Street in Jacksonville Beach is under construction. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. During construction, the easiest way to get to our office will be to use 16th Avenue South, which is behind our office. Use the following directions: If
For the third year in a row, Dr. Bordelon and Dr. Rodriguez have received the “Patient’s Choice Award”. This award is received by those doctors who consistently receive near perfect patient reviews in vitals.com. Of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, less than 6 percent received this honor. To visit Dr. Bordelon’s vitals.com profile click here. To visit Dr. Rodriguez’s vitals.com