Women’s health comes with unique challenges that require special attention from our trained experts. Our board-certified providers at Milledgeville OBGYN Associates helps women of all ages with preventative care to include screenings, diagnosis of disease and infection, and creation of treatment plans.
In-House Accredited Screening & Diagnostic Mammography
Milledgeville OB/GYN Associates offers state-of-the-art 3D mammography in our office. 3D mammography is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tool designed for early breast cancer detection that can be done in conjunction with a traditional 2D digital mammogram. During the 3D part of the exam, the X-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over your breast, taking multiple breast images. Then, a computer produces a 3D image of your breast tissue in one-millimeter slices, providing greater visibility for the radiologist to see breast detail in a way never before possible.
By looking at the breast tissue in one-millimeter slices, the radiologist can provide a more confident assessment. In this way, 3D mammography finds cancers missed with conventional 2D mammography. It also means there is less chance your doctor will call you back later for a “second look,” because now they can see breast tissue more clearly. 3D mammography is provided in our office by ONsite Mammography, LLC, the nation’s leading provider of mammography services to the patients of premier OBGYN practices.
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program
Milledgeville OB/GYN Associates provides a comprehensive Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program ("RAP") in addition to in-office screening 3D mammography. The risk assessment uses a woman’s personal medical and reproductive history and the history of breast cancer among her first-degree relatives (mother, father, sisters, daughters) to calculate whether she may be more likely than average to develop breast cancer. All women are eligible to have the breast cancer risk assessment performed. The patient and her doctor can use the results from a breast cancer risk assessment to determine if she has an increased risk of breast cancer and perhaps would benefit from counseling and/or genetic testing.
Comprehensive Weight Management
Obesity in the United States is increasing, affecting approximately 93.3 million Americans today (39.8% of the population). Being overweight or obese can lead to numerous health conditions including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension (high blood pressure), certain types of cancer and elevated cholesterol. These health conditions can lead to a preventable, premature death. Individuals with obesity pay an average of $1,429 more in health care costs annually than those with normal weight.
Milledgeville OBGYN is focused and dedicated to assist you in your weight loss journey. Haley Becker, FNP-C, heads up a comprehensive weight management program. She will guide you in weight reduction with diet, lifestyle modifications, exercise planning, and medications. The approach will be individualized for your specific needs. Body mass index, height, weight, and blood pressure will be assessed and follow up with be frequent. You will be closely monitored to help keep you on track during this treatment process so that you will realize your long-term goal of sustainable weight loss.