Fredericksburg Parent

March 2015

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20 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • March 2015 Ask the Expert Care Q: Advanced Care for Women's slogan is "Returning medicine back to the days where you are not just a number but a voice." What does that mean to you? In today's world of complete hustle and bustle, it seems that health care has taken that same approach. You go to offices and the waiting room is overflowing with people. The wait is forever before you get seen. The modern approach to health care is about quantity and not quality. Here at Advanced Care for Women, we don't believe in that mentality. Our goal is to never have you feel like you are just another patient. We strive to address all needs and have you leave satisfied after every visit. Q: How many doctors are at Advanced Care for Women? I am currently the only doctor. Q: At what age should my daughter start getting pap smears? The current recommendation from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is that young women start getting pap tests starting at age 21. Q: When should I start doing breast self-exams? Breast self-exams should start at the same age as pap tests, age 21. Theoretically, that is after puberty and breast development has been completed. Q: Who should get tested for genetic female cancers? Females with more than one relative with breast cancer, a male in the family who had breast cancer, or high occurrences of ovarian, uterine, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancers. a sk t h e e x p e rt Advanced Care for Women, found- ed by Dr. Brian Josephs in 2013, offers a variety of services for every stage of life from genetic testing for female cancers and incontinence issues to treatment of high-risk pregnancies, vaginal birth after C-section and in-office 3D/4D ultrasonography. They even have an in-office solution for treatment of heavy periods. With a range of on-site and minimally invasive methods, Advanced Care for Women's goal is to correct existing issues with little disruption to the patient's life. Their hope is that, when you leave their office, you will have complete comfort not only with your care, but with your physi- cian and staff. Advanced Care for Women's slogan is, They aspire to create a care plan to help you live a better, happier and healthier life. Dr. Brian Josephs sat down with us to discuss Advanced Care for Women and women's health issues. Advanced Care for Women's goal is to correct existing issues "Returning medicine back to the days of old where you are not just a number but a voice." INTERVIEWED BY BRENDA SAPANGHILA for Women Advanced

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