Frequently Asked Questions
Do you still see GYN patients?
Absolutely, we still provide gynecology services to both new and existing patients.
Is soy good or bad for breast health?
Soy is a great form of low-fat protien, especailly for people seeking to cut down on saturated fat from meat.
Is it normal to bleed in my postmenopausal years, even after I've gone for a full year without having a period?
Bleeding after menopause is not normal so you need to see the doctor to check out the cause. Most likely it isn't cause for conern - 70% of cases are not cancer related but it's still important to get a check up as soon as possible.
Should I have a CA125 blood test as part of my ovarian screening?
Not unless you have a family history of ovarian cancer or you've had ovarian cancer in the past.
What is HPV?
It is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is very common and there are many different types. You can develop symptoms years after you have sex with someone who is infected making it hard to know when you first became infected. In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems. If it does not go away it may cause cervical and other cancers. People with weak immune systems may be less able to fight off HPV.
How long before Bioidentical Hormone Pellet therapy works?
Hormone pellets usually affect patients within 3 - 7 days.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the human body.
How are Bioidentical Hormones Compounded?
Each bioidentical hormone prescription is compounded individually to meet the specific needs of each man or woman. Hormone pellet prescriptions are based on results of laboratory testing and symptoms and are adjusted as necessary until hormones are completely balanced until and/or all of your symptoms disappear.
I’d like to participate in the Very Low Calorie Diet but I travel extensively. How will that work?
In order for you to be safe and medically monitored while participating in the Reducing Phase of the Very Low Calorie Diet, you will need to pick a time when you will be able to check in with us weekly. Perhaps your travels allow for one day weekly to be in town and thus complete a check-in weekly and physician visit monthly. One of our other less intensive weight management plans might be an option for those unable to attend weekly.
Do I have to participate in the Very Low Calorie Diet program in order to see the physician?
Absolutely not. Dr.s Feezell, Smith and Amy Plunkett, APN each see patients for gynecology, hormone and weight related reasons. New Directions Physician Weight Loss program is just one of the weight management options available to you.
Do the Meal Replacement products contain gluten?
The New Direction®Meal Replacements are gluten free and if fact you may look at an ingredient list by going to the Robard.com website. Then click “Browse catalog” on the top bar, then click on “Highlights” on the left margin and finally the New Direction Products; there are 14.
Can you see a Registered Dietician or Wellness Coach without participating in the Weight Loss program?
Yes, simply contact our offices and ask to schedule an appointment with which ever option you are interested in seeing.
Need a perscription refill?
If you need a prescription refill, please call your pharmacy first and request a refill. Please allow up to 72 business hours for processing.