This year, DeKalb Women’s Specialists is offering Meet & Greet events to meet your providers, tour the hospital’s labor and delivery facility, and have an opportunity to ask questions. There is limited seating, so remember to RSVP!
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- Albert Scott, Jr., MD
- Annual GYN Exams
- Awareness Months
- Babies of the Month
- Cervical Cancer
- Decatur GA
- DWS 5K
- Health and Nutrition
- Holiday Hours
- Kathleen Johnson, MD
- Lithonia GA
- Medical Weight Loss
- Mother's Day
- OBGYN News
- OBGYN Tips of the Week
- Our Newborns
- Pap Smears
- Robotic Surgery
- Stone Mountain GA
- Uterine Fibroids
News & Events
Because your safety and health is our top priority, we are proud to offer telehealth services at our offices! These services are for EXISTING PATIENTS ONLY, and appointments can be scheduled by calling (404) 508-2000 or requesting an appointment online.
The issues we can address include:
- Vaginitis (Discharge, Yeast, BV)
- Birth control options and complications
- Medication refills
- Postpartum depression screening/treatment
- Abnormal bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Preconception counseling
- Follow up on findings from Well Women visits
- Follow up on abnormal labs and Pap smears
- All Meet and Greet events will be cancelled until further notice.
Note that Coronavirus information can be obtained at the CDC website, please click here https://www.cdc.gov/and for specifics about Coronavirus and pregnancy click here https://www.cdc.gov/
In order to maintain a normal pregnancy, we stress taking your prenatal vitamins and getting good nutrition and regular exercise if you are staying at home. If you are not able to participate in outside activities and education you can still aide the health of your pregnancy by going to the following websites:
- Go To: http://emorydecatur.org/
to review the online videos in Maternity Services relating to pregnancy, labor and newborns
- Online Lamaze Class click here: https://www.lamaze.org/
- At Home Workouts on Utube: https://theeverymom.
com/best-pregnancy-workouts- on-youtube/ (please review online and see if you endorse or if you prefer another)
- Nutrition in Pregnancy click here: https://www.
hopkinsmedicine.org/health/ wellness-and-prevention/ nutrition-during-pregnancy this is by Johns Hopkins
- Pregnancy Meditation Techniques https://
DeKalb Women’s Specialists does not endorse any of these websites and we don’t recommend purchasing of any products from any of the listed businesses. Use your best judgement when evaluating services and always pay attention to doctors recommendations that apply to you because of your specific limitations and diagnosis.
There were 150 Ob/Gyns in attendance at The 68th Annual Georgia OB/Gyn Society Meeting this past weekend, held by the Georgia OBGyn Society at The Cloisters in Sea Island, Ga. where Dr. Scott was promoted to President Elect. His term for this prestigious organization will start August 2019.
Heavy bleeding during your period is sometimes known medically as menorrhagia. Although every woman is different and menstrual cycles can vary, when should you see DeKalb Women’s Specialists about a heavy period?
What questions should you ask your obstetrician about genetic testing? The best approach depends on what you really want to know. Every parent-to-be wants to have a healthy beautiful baby, but of course there is always a chance your child will have some abnormality or disorder. The good news is there are prenatal screening tests that will provide you with answers, IF you want to know. Here are some clarifying questions.
We hear this question quite frequently: is my menstrual cycle normal?
Since every single woman is unique, and we love that, it is hard to define “normal.” Most of the time we talk more about what is “average” rather than normal to help women understand if their cycle falls within average parameters.
Postpartum depression does not discriminate. You can develop it whether your pregnancy was easy or difficult. You can suffer from it if you are a first time mom or already have a child, married or unmarried, and it occurs in women of all ages, races, and education. Simply put, it can happen to any woman, even you. That’s why understanding postpartum depression and how to deal with it is valuable information for all expectant mothers.
DeKalb Women’s Specialists would like to congratulate Asia and Mandy, daughters of Dr. Kathleen Johnson, along with all the other 2020 graduates!
May you celebrate your graduation remembering special memories from your past and exciting dreams for your future. Happy graduation!
Even the most confident woman can suddenly panic when told she is pregnant. Whether it was a planned event or a surprise, from this moment unknown insecurities seem to take over, and you are suddenly afraid like never before. What is pregnancy anxiety and how can you cope with it?
Medical technology continues to improve and innovate the way surgeons can perform surgery. Robotic surgery was approved by the FDA in 2005 and is a relatively new less-invasive technique, but different from both laparoscopic and open surgery. Before undergoing any kind of surgery for gynecologic cancer, discuss with DeKalb Women’s Specialists these 5 things to know about robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer.