Blog 2017-06-05T15:39:30+00:00
1801, 2018

Progressive Women’s Health Chooses CancerIQ to Enhance Cancer Prevention Program

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

New software will help predict patients’ risk of cancer  In the fight against cancer, genes are key, and a patient’s family history can be an important indicator of their risk of developing the disease later in life. Progressive Women’s Health started their Cancer Prevention Program in July of 2013 to help patients predict and lower their risk of hereditary cancers. They recently partnered with the software company, CancerIQ, to take their program one step further. CancerIQ is a cancer risk assessment and productivity software that makes it easy for providers to identify patients at-risk of hereditary cancer and navigate them [...]

1411, 2017

November is Bladder Health Month

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

November is Bladder Health Month and at Progressive Women’s Healthcare we encourage good bladder health. We have every patient complete a bladder screening form to identify those with common conditions such as Overactive Bladder and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Both conditions now can be treated without surgery or medication. For 3 years now we have been using medical devices from Incontrol medical to cure our patients. The company has a variety of different devices depending on what your condition is. At your visit, the bladder questionnaire will be reviewed along with your health history to see if you are a good [...]

510, 2017

Breast Cancer Risk Stratification

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

Do you know your lifetime risk for developing breast cancer? At Progressive Women’s Healthcare we perform individualized breast risk assessments on our patients. Our goal is to group women into 3 different categories: Average Risk, Increased Risk, and High Risk. It is important to know which category a women falls into because screening and management guidelines vary greatly. Many women need more than just an annual mammogram. The first step is to collect a thorough and accurate family history of cancer from all of our patients. Based on this information, some women may need to have hereditary cancer screening.  Other [...]

709, 2017

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and at Progressive Women’s Healthcare we want our patients to be “Ovarian Self-Aware.” This means to recognize one’s personal ovarian health and cancer risk. First, Do you have a first degree (mother, sister) or second degree (grandmother, aunt) family member who has been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? If the answer is yes, you should consider Hereditary Cancer Screening. Twenty Five percent of Ovarian Cancer is hereditary or familial. Hereditary Cancer screening helps us understand your risk for Ovarian Cancer so that we can be proactive in your healthcare management.  If you do not have [...]

308, 2017

Personalized Medicine with the Help of GeneSight

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Finding the right medication can be frustrating for the provider and the patient. At Progressive Women’s Healthcare, we use GeneSight to help eliminate this frustration. GeneSight analyzes your individual genes which influences the way your body responds to different medication. When you are on medication that doesn’t match your genetics, you are more prone to having unwanted side effects or not be helped by the medication. With GeneSight we have the capability of picking the right medication the first time. As of now the GeneSight includes medication for the following conditions: Depression Anxiety PTSD Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenia Acute and Chronic [...]

2406, 2017

A Non-Surgical Approach to Stress Urinary Incontinence

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

At Progressive Women's Healthcare we are dedicated to addressing your incontinence concerns. Stress Urinary Incontinence is defined by urinary leakage when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise. 1 out of every 3 patients that walk through our door are dealing with this aggravating and embarrassing problem.  After referring approximately  300 patients annually for corrective surgery, Dr. Peterson sought out to find a better option for her patients. For 3 years now, Dr. Peterson and Sarah King have been using intravaginal TENS units manufactured by Incontrol Medical to cure incontinence. When muscle stimulation is delivered intravaginally, not only does it strengthen the pelvic [...]