Clinical Trials: Myths and Facts Myth: Most trials occur at a large university or pharmaceutical company Fact: Although the trial may be sponsored by a university or pharmaceutical company, patients are actually seen at dozens or even hundreds of offices and clinics around the country and world. Myth: Clinical trials are dangerous because the medications … Read more


MayNational Osteoporosis Awareness Month Menopause has been linked to increased risk of osteoporosis. Research indicates that up to 20% of bone loss can happen during menopause and post-menopausal stages. One in 10 women worldwide are affected by osteoporosis. 1 in 2 post-menopausal women will have osteoporosis and most will suffer a fracture during their lifetime. … Read more

American Heart Month

How to Get Your Doctor to Listen to You Join the #OurHearts Movement Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting … Read more

Cervical Health Awareness-Gynecological Care is Important

Cervical Health Awareness- Gynecological Care is Important Did you know that nearly every woman is impacted by a gynecological condition at some point in her life? Yet, many women still put off their gynecological care because they don’t have symptoms or just don’t make the time. Gynecological care is important because many serious conditions can … Read more

How to get your doctor to listen to you

How to Get Your Doctor to Listen to You Many patients complain that their doctor doesn’t understand their problem, doesn’t take them seriously or simply doesn’t listen. We hear this most from patients with chronic and unresolved problems such as pelvic pain from endometriosis or uterine fibroids. The good news is that there are communication … Read more

What is a Clinical Trial?

Dr. Whitfield owner of Signature Gyn Services has been routinely involved in women’s health clinical research studies for over 10 years. As an OB/Gyn with over 30 years’ experience in women’s health, he understands how innovation in medical care and treatment can support evolution of medicine. You may wonder what all is involved in participating in … Read more

The Importance of Annual GYN Screenings

Women’s gynecology is a subspecialty of medicine that covers the gynecological, obstetric, and reproductive needs and concerns regarding women’s health. From adolescent years to old age, women need a gynecologist to establish and follow up with to ensure their women’s health needs. The most common types of gynecological visits are routine pap smears, breast exams … Read more

PCOS Awareness Month

All around the world, during September, women, organizations, and healthcare providers get together for events and activities to spread awareness for polycystic ovarian syndrome. The prevalence of this disease is high in the United States, affecting over 5 million women. There are many ways an individual can spread awareness and support those who need research … Read more

Menopause and Hot Flashes

Understanding Menopause and How to Decrease Symptoms Understanding menopause is the first essential step to tackling it’s symptoms head-on. Every woman experiences it differently however these symptoms are largely shared by women over 50 years old. Sleepless and sweaty nights, hot flashes, weight gain, vaginal dryness and mood changes can make you feel like you’re … Read more

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