As an OB/GYN and Urogynecologist, my clinic works with women to relieve symptoms that can compromise the quality of life - incontinence, menopause, pelvic floor disorders, infertility, endometriosis and more. Plus, we get to witness the miracle of new life. It's really the best of all worlds. This blog is intended to provide information to women about medical issues that may be impacting their lives.

Dec 1, 2017
INTRODUCTION There are 3 different types of hysterectomy procedures currently performed in the US. Based on your specific situation and needs, your surgeon will perform one of the following: Vaginal Hysterectomy: An incision is made in the vagina and th…
Jan 22, 2016
You just had a baby, but something feels “off “down there. You’re not quite sure what to expect because you’re new to the whole postpartum process, but you’re certain that a bulge in your vagina is not normal. When the vaginal pressure does not ease up…
Dec 29, 2015
Atrophic vaginitis is a common problem in postmenopausal women.  It is the result of low estrogen levels in the vagina.  Without appropriate levels of estrogen the “good bacteria” (lactobacillus) counts decline sometimes resulting in elevation of bad b…
Nov 14, 2015
Today I received an email from the wife of Dr. Gino Tutera announcing the passing of Dr. Tutera over the past weekend.   I only met Dr. Tutera 3 years ago and our relationship was more professional than personal but I must say that this news is received …
Oct 21, 2015
Most women rarely look deeply into their menstrual cycle to understand the mechanics of reproduction. It is assumed that pregnancy will be easy to achieve; but the reality is that a women’s eggs have a finite period of function.  Women are born with all …
Oct 2, 2015
Over the next few months there will be a little dust around the office. The expansion will provide much needed space and will allow us to reduce wait times, add additional providers, and make the office visit even more comfortable. The additiona…
Feb 8, 2015
Bladder symptoms are a nuisance and significant barrier to social activity for many patients.  For women who are not interested in surgery, medicines or procedures to control their leakage there is another alternative.  Femsoft inserts.    The insert d…
Jan 19, 2015
Exciting news! Dr. Tutera, the physician who trained Dr. Ashford to perform bio-identical hormone pellet replacement, is seeing great results with early-onset Parkinson’s patients using SottoPelle® hormone replacement therapy. These patients continue to …
Jan 17, 2015
     Do I go to a urologist or to a gynecologist? Bladder control issues and gynecological issues can, and usually do, overlap. That’s why Dr. Melvin Ashford, OB/GYN sought out certification in both areas. He is now one of the few, board certified, urogy…
Aug 25, 2014
Millions of women are suffering from vaginal laxity...causing loss of sensation during sexual contact and stress urinary incontinence. For those of you still listening and interested in facing facts and finding solutions.  Ponder the following questions.…