Making the decision that you are ready to “start trying” is extremely exciting but it may also bring up a lot of questions and worries. For those who are taking their first steps in the parenthood journey, Dr. Aristizabal offers preconception consultations which give future parents a better idea of what to expect, while also focusing on: optimization of health and wellness prior to pregnancy, ways to enhance natural fertility, and counseling and care for specific infertility concerns. If you are due for an annual exam at this visit, we will perform that as well.
If you are new to Wombkeepers, this is a great chance to get to know our team and our unique approach to prenatal care. It also establishes you in the practice and guarantees that we will be able to care for you for all future pregnancies, regardless of our patient load, as we never limit the number of established patients we accept for obstetrics care but we sometimes have to limit new patients for obstetrics if we are too full, which is how we keep our low patient-doctor ratio.
Our practice is tailored to care for the needs of women in their childbearing years. We offer routine and problem focused gynecology care for our established patients during pregnancy and for up to three years following their delivery, including routine annual exams, pap smears, breast exams, and contraception, including IUD placement and removal. We do not currently accept new patients for routine gynecology who are not planning a pregnancy in the coming year.
Dr. Aristizabal offers integrative, problem focused gynecology care for patients who have struggled to find the answers they have been looking for in busier, traditional practices. An integrative approach takes into account all factors that influence health, wellness, and disease and appropriately uses both conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response. Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible and integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically. Conditions that are particularly well suited to an integrative approach include, but are not limited to:
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Chronic Vaginitis, Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis, Infertility, and PMDD.
Initial Consults are scheduled for 60 minutes and we do not submit claims directly to insurance for these visits, but will provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance for direct reimbursement.