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410 Lakeville Road, Suite 305, Lake Success, NY 11042

 

Gynecologist in Queens

The Women For Women OB/GYN Practice

Our Nassau County women's health team

Women for Women OB/GYN LLC is exactly what our name implies; five female Board-certified OB/GYN physicians, one female certified nurse practitioner and one Lactation Consultant all working cooperatively to offer the best possible care for women from puberty through menopause. Women for Women OB/GYN provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care from routine check-ups to emergency procedures. We are experts in general obstetrics and gynecological care, high-risk obstetrics, laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy. We provide many specialty services including bone densitometry, Halo, gynecological sonography, 4-D obstetrical ultrasound, and minimally invasive surgery.   Our office is adjacent to Northwell Health- Long Island Jewish Medical Center on Lakeville Road and our providers are all on staff at LIJ. Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York which contains a neonatal intensive care unit is part of LIJ and we work closely with their staff as well. The physicians operate with a team approach. Gynecological patients will have a primary care doctor within our practice, but in an emergency, it is possible that they may be attended to by one of the other physicians. Obstetrical patients will rotate with all of the physicians, as we work as a team to provide the most comprehensive care.

Regular Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 3:00 p.m. on Friday Make sure you have your copay and all insurance information including insurance cards and, if necessary, your HMO referral at the time of your appointment. Our practice is fully compliant with all federal, state and local mandates. Therefore, please be sure to have a picture ID available at the time of check in. We do our best to see you at your appointment time but occasional emergencies or deliveries may cause delays. We will do our best to keep you from being inconvenienced. Please feel free to call prior to your appointment to see that we are running on time.

Amy Newman, CNM WHNP

I have always had an interest in and a passion for women’s health; I even decided I wanted to become a midwife at the age of sixteen. I attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing for my undergraduate nursing studies. I worked for ten years as a registered nurse, mostly in Labor and Delivery and women’s health. During this time, I attended Columbia University for my Master’s degree in Midwifery and Women’s Health. I worked as a midwife at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center for over five years, and gained diverse and valuable experience while there. Since 2009 I have worked as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in private practice in Long Island. I am so proud to have joined Women for Women Ob/Gyn in November 2010. In my practice, I always stress patient education and an individualized approach to care. I live with my husband and children in Sea Cliff, NY.

 

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania – BSN

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Columbia University – Midwifery and Women’s Health

BOARD CERTIFICATION

New York State license as Registered Professional Nurse, Midwife, and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner American Midwifery Certification Board

HONORS/AWARDS

Hillman Family Foundation Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania Midwife of the Year Award 2007 at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, Spanish      

Christine J. Duncan, MD, FACOG

I am a board certified Ob/Gyn in private practice since 2000. In addition to managing gynecologic problems and providing obstetrical care I also have a special interest in integrative and functional medicine. Using my education from The Institute of Functional Medicine and the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine fellowship I utilize an integrative and functional medicine approach in my practice. Combining this with my over 20 years of conventional medical training and clinical experience I can offer a unique approach to managing many female concerns. Through this patient-centered approach attention is given to the patient as a whole to provide a personalized management plan; incorporating lifestyle changes, nutrition, natural hormones, botanicals and neutraceuticals for treatment. Many conditions can be managed with this approach including menopausal symptoms, PMS, sexual dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent vaginitis, painful periods, irregular periods, and preconception care amongst other conditions. For more information on these consultations visit PERSONALIZED INTEGRATIVE/FUNCTIONAL WELLNESS CONSULTATION. My own personal interest in physical and mental health and wellness drives my passion for providing excellent medical care and empowering women to take charge of their own health. My goal is to provide comprehensive health care and education to my patients and assist them in making wise health choices and informed medical decisions. The well being of my patient is my top priority while at the same time exhibiting compassion and understanding.

 

 

EDUCATION

Cornell University BS in Psychology

MEDICAL SCHOOL

State University of New York at Stony Brook MD with distinction in research

RESIDENCY

Northwell Health at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Ob/Gyn

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

Integrative Medicine Fellowship, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Graduate of Dr. Aviva Romm’s Women’s Functional and Integrative Medicine Professional Training Program Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program Candidate

BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (recertified annually)

MEMBERSHIPS/COMMITTEES

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Institute for Functional Medicine American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Bioidentical Hormone Initiative

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT

Northwell Health at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Clinical Assistant Professor

LICENSURE

State of New York

PUBLICATIONS

Duncan, CJ, Greco, H, Pritzker J. Case Report: Septic Shock with a Large Aborting Myoma. The Female Patient. September 1999. Duncan, CJ, Nutrition’s Influence on Coronary Artery Disease, Cancer, and Osteoporosis. Primary Care Update. January/February 2000; 7 (1).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English

Endometriosis – What is it?

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Endometriosis is a disorder that affects about 11% of American women from ages 11 to 44. This disorder is common among women who are in their 30s to 40s. It can still affect women of all ages. It makes it much harder to get pregnant. This disease occurs when some tissue migrates outside of the woman’s womb where tissue should not be. This can result in discomfort when a woman is going through her monthly menstrual cycle. Today, no one knows the causes of endometriosis, but there is still a lot of research being conducted. If you believe you may have endometriosis, there is a Gynecologist in Queens that can help! Common Symptoms: Some of the symptoms of this disease are:

  • Periods that last longer than usual.
  • Infertility can be from endometriosis. This disease can make it harder to reproduce.
  • Bowel problems, as well as urinary problems, can occur.
  • Excruciating cramps are one of the more common symptoms of this disease.
  • Some vomiting and upset stomach can occur.
  • Having a very heavy menstrual flow.

These symptoms can be managed though not everyone will experience these symptoms in the same way. Changes in your diet can help out as well as low- dose oral contraceptives. If the pain is mild, you can take an anti-inflammatory drug and or painkiller. Don’t live with these symptoms and pain contact a Gynecologist in Queens and talk to a doctor with any questions or concerns you are having and to see what treatment will work best for you. Possible Causes: As we previously mentioned, the exact cause of endometriosis has yet to be discovered. Research has revealed some possible causes that you may want to consider. A Gynecologist in Queens may suggest the following:

  • Having issues with menstrual period flow
  • Genetic factors
  • Immune system issues
  • Hormones can play a role
  • Surgery in the abdominal area could lead to endometriosis in the future

Treatment: There are a few different treatment options a Gyne may suggest. They include:

  • Pain Medications
  • Hormonal Therapies
  • Minimally invasive treatments
  • Cold excision
    • A surgery that uses lasers to destroy the disease. This treatment does have the risk of not being able to entirely remove the endometriosis lesions.
  • “deep excision” surgery
    • It is is a laparoscopic surgery where the surgeon will remove the lesions wherever found. This also includes the tissues that are beneath the surface as well as above. Even though a majority of the tissue is on the surface, there is still a significant portion that is below the surface.

It is essential to find the right surgeon who can completely take out all of the unnecessary tissue. You will be able to tell if you have this disease if you have a pelvic exam or ultrasound. Though endometriosis is incurable, it is a very manageable gynecological condition. If you or someone you know is suffering, it’s time to get in touch with a gynecologist in Queens. Contact Women For Women today to make your first appointment!  

What is a Colposcopy?

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Have you been recommended for a Colposcopy test and aren’t quite sure what that entails? Typically a gynecologist will suggest this test if they find that your pap smear results came back abnormal. It’s not an immediate cause for alarm, but it is an important test to have done to find out what is going on with your body. If you have been searching for a gynecologist in Queens, schedule an appointment at Women For Women. They perform colposcopy tests in office and help to determine appropriate management for your gynecology problems. Now to make you feel a bit more comfortable about this process, let’s talk about what to expect during the initial test.

What Happens During the Test?

The test will be conducted on a standard gynecologist exam table, the same one used during your routine pelvic exam visits. Once situated, your gynecologist or nurse will use a speculum to keep your vagina open for the duration of the test. It allows the doctor or nurse to keep the walls of the vagina open, while also giving them a good view of the cervix. They will then proceed to use a vinegar solution to wash down the cervix. Lastly, a colposcope instrument will be used to locate any abnormalities on the cervix. If your doctor finds something that raises a question, they will proceed to take a biopsy. The tiny sample of tissue extracted during the biopsy will then go on for further testing in a lab. There are two kinds of biopsies you may receive when you visit a gynecologist in Queens. One will take tissue from outside the cervix, and the other will take from the inside. Your gynecologist might conduct either one or both biopsy tests. The colposcopy and biopsy should only take about 5-10 minutes in total.

Is it Painful?

The colposcopy is nearly painless, as the only thing you might feel is pressure from the speculum. The colposcope instrument used during the test never actually touches you. You might also feel a slight burning sensation from the vinegar solution that is used to prep the cervix. Other than that, the colposcopy test should be pain-free! As for the biopsy, you might feel a bit more discomfort. It feels similar to a tight pinch or sharp period cramp. Some women may also experience light spotting, bleeding, or dark vaginal discharge that days following the biopsy.

How Should I Prep Myself?

Fortunately, there isn’t much preparation that goes into a colposcopy test. Here are a few helpful tips your gynecologist in Queens might suggest that can make the process a bit easier:

  • Try to avoid scheduling your appointment during your period.
  • Do not use tampons or have vaginal sex for at least 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Don’t use vaginal medications for at least two days before your appointment.
  • To ease your anxiousness, try doing activities that help you relax, such as reading a book, exercising, meditating, etc.

How can we help?

If you are wondering where you can get a colposcopy test done, Schedule an appointment with a gynecologist in Queens. At Women For Women, they have a team of five board-certified OBGYN female physicians, along with a certified nurse practitioner. They work seamlessly as a collaborative team to help ensure that you are getting the best treatment possible. Our office provides comprehensive obstetrical care from routine check-ups to even emergency procedures.  

What is a Sonohysterogram?

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Many of you may be wondering, “what is a Sonohysterogram?” A sonohysterogram is known as an ultrasound of the Uterus. During this test, your doctor inserts fluid through your cervix to examine your uterine lining. Using this approach allows your doctor to conduct a more in-depth examination as opposed to other tests. Visit a Gynecologist in Queens to book your Sonohysterogram today! Our staff here at Women for Women OBGYN can provide patients with this procedure.

Why you may need a Sonohysterogram:

Doctor’s utilize this test for anything from infertility to uterine bleeding. Some of the other reasons may include the following:

  • To determine if the fallopian tubes are blocked.
  • Examining the uterus if you have experienced a miscarriage or have trouble getting pregnant.
  • To examine scar tissue.
  • Identify abnormal growths.
  • To understand the shape of the uterus.

If you’re a patient who is experiencing irregularities in vaginal bleeding or unknown pelvic pain, we recommend visiting a Gynecologist in Queens to receive a Sonohysterogram.

What to expect: 

Receiving a Sonohysterogram is a simple procedure that should not fill you with any worry. It is an easy 15-30 minute examination done right in your OBGYN’s office. When scheduling your appointment, make sure it takes place a few days after your period to help get the best results. This is the time when your uterine lining is the thinnest, which can help identify your abnormalities quicker and easier.

Before they begin, a Gynecologist in Queens will need you to take a pregnancy test. You cannot undergo a Sonohysterogram if you are pregnant, so it is important to check before your test. Your doctor may also perform a pelvic exam to check for pain and infection.

The test will start out with an initial ultrasound. Your healthcare provider will plant a probe into the vagina that releases sound waves that help to better see the uterine lining. Your doctor will usually perform this before placing any fluid into the uterus.

After examining your uterus in the initial ultrasound, your OBGYN will then insert fluid into the uterus. The fluid will increase the size of the uterus to help visualize the uterine lining better.

Your doctor will insert the ultrasound probe and the fluid again. The ultrasound will help explore the uterine lining and the fluid is often applied to see the movement of liquid from the uterus to the fallopian tubes. Your doctor may also utilize the Doppler ultrasound to assess for any blood clots or tumors.

What are the benefits?

Undergoing a sonohysterogram can have an abundance of benefits, such as some of the following:

  • It is a widely available procedure and is less expensive than other testing methods.
  • It allows your doctor to view uterine abnormalities more clearly than other routine transvaginal ultrasounds.
  • This type of scanning provides a clearer image of soft tissues that do not typically appear well on x-rays.
  • They can help prevent unneeded surgeries

After the procedure: 

After seeing a Gynecologist in Queens for a Sonohysterogram, you should be all good to go! This test is noninvasive and has no recovery period. You could encounter moderate bleeding or cramping, but it should end a few days following the examination. If you do experience any of the symptoms below after the test, please call a Gynecologist in Queens:

  • Fever.
  • New or worse pelvic pain.
  • New or worse vaginal bleeding.

Contact us!

If you are interested in undergoing a Sonohysterogram and need a Gynecologist in Queens, visit Women for Women Obstetrics and Gynecology practice. Women for Women is known to give great care to women from puberty all the way through menopause. We can provide you with all the services you need, including a Sonohysterogram. Book an appointment at Women for Women Obstetrics and Gynecology today to receive the best care and get the help you need to stay healthy.

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Gynecology
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Gynecology
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Women for Women Obstetrics & Gynecology, Telephone No.516-437-4300
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Queens, New York
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If you or someone you know who needs a gynecologist in Queens, contact Women For Women today to schedule your first appointment!