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GYN

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and Training

Dr. Levey completed both college and medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and his Masters in Public Health at the George Washington University Medical Center.

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Frequently Asked Question

Women’s Health

Women's Health refers to a field of medicine that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and conditions that affect a woman's physical and emotional well-being. Specialists in Women's Health often work with doctors in other specialties on condition-oriented interdisciplinary teams to enhance collaboration, research, patient care and positive outcomes.

The medical field is not completely unified on the subject of Women’s Health as a specific medical specialty. In a recent survey some physicians stated that medicine was already providing comprehensive care equitably to both men and women. They argued that the creation of a new specialty would cause further division and segregation between the sexes.

However, there is ample evidence in medicine, R&D and drug development of profound male bias; it is indisputable that women face and experience unique and specific health issues throughout their lifetime that men will never encounter. Hence the evolution of “Women’s Health” as a “program-within-a-program” with specific disciplinary focus on issues that affect a woman’s health throughout her lifetime based on her age, lifestyle and genetic history.

The general field of Women’s Health can encompass a wide range of health care professionals. Each specialist may play a unique or collaborative role in caring for female patients:

Women’s Health Specialties

  • OB/Gyn
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Perinatology
  • Primary Care
  • Radiology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Nurse Midwives

The wide range of training, specialization and overlap can also make things a little confusing. A woman’s Primary Care provider may be an Internist, a Family Medicine Doctor or her Ob/Gyn. If there are no pressing health concerns or specific gynecologic complaints, then it may be easier for a woman to see just one doctor.

Should feminine health concerns become atypical, or more serious, then it may be preferable to be under the care of a Women’s Health specialist who is already familiar with her gynecologic medical history and the treatment options and advances in that field.

Symptoms/Conditions treated

  • Benign conditions of the female reproductive organs
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Care
  • Breast Exam
  • Fibroids
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Lactation
  • Menopause
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Other female cancers
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic Floor Care
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Premature Menopause
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Sexual Health

Procedures/Treatment modalities

  • Annual Pap smear
  • Birth control
  • Bladder Care
  • Bone Density Exam
  • Cystectomy
  • Gynecology & Reproductive Health
  • Hormone therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Mammography
  • Ovarian Cyst Removal
  • Pelvic Exam
  • PreConception Counseling
  • Prenatal Care
  • Preventive Care & Screenings

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Sources – Read More

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007458.htm

http://www.abpts.org/Certification/WomensHealth/

https://aptapelvichealth.org/wcs/

http://www.ptcas.org/uploadedFiles/ABPTSorg/Specialist_Certification/Womens_Health/SpecCert_WomensHealth_Application.pdf

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