COVID-19 Policy Updates Effective April 27, 2020

Effective April 27, 2020, every patient will be required to wear a face-covering before coming into the office and during your appointment.  This includes a face mask, t-shirt, bandanna, scarf, or any other cloth that will cover your nose and mouth. Click here to learn more about the CDC’s recommendations for cloth face covers.

Our pregnant patients may now bring one support person when an ultrasound is done.  The support person will have to adhere to the same requirements as the patient.

We also ask that you wash your hands after touching surfaces that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, etc.  You also need to wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Learn more about the proper way to wash your hands by clicking here and checking up the infographic below. 

 

Covington Women’s Health Implements Telemedicine Visits

We have moved quickly to implement televisits as a scheduling option for our established patients.  Certain health care needs can be provided over the phone without an in-person visit.  This service lets us provide the care you need without having to leave your home.  Our scheduling staff will provide you with the instructions for your telehealth visit when you make your appointment.

  • Birth control consultation
  • Incontinence
  • Lactation consultations and concerns including mastitis
  • Medication follow ups, adjustments or new prescriptions
  • Mood concerns or follow up medical checks
  • Perimenopause or menopause consultations
  • Treatment plan for gynecological issues
  • Vaginitis or urinary tract infections
  • Irregular and heavy periods consultations
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome diagnosis and counseling

*Please be aware that this visit will result in a charge to your insurance company and coinsurance and deductible will apply.

Covington Women’s Health Specialists Physician Dr. Meridith Farrow Appeared on the “The Weekly Check-Up”

Covington Women’s Health Specialists physician, Dr. Meridith Farrow appeared on “The Weekly Check-Up” on News/Talk WSB Radio on Sunday, January 12th. The weekly radio show addresses a wide range of topics about health. It includes in-studio interviews and caller questions fielded by featured guests and the show’s host.

On the January 12th show, Dr. Farrow discussed sexual dysfunction and decreased libido. As a dedicated, all female OB-GYN and midwifery care practice for every stage of a woman’s life, these conditions are treated here at Covington Women’s Health Specialists.

In the in-depth interview with the show’s host Dr. Bruce Feinberg, Dr. Farrow shared her personal background, what drew her to practice medicine, and her choice of the OB-GYN specialty. They discussed a recent medical study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that finds no meaningful association between using talc-based or other powders and ovarian cancer. Dr. Farrow shared the findings particularly interested her since she lost her mother from ovarian cancer, which shaped her career choice to be a doctor.

Dr. Farrow also spoke about her practice of “Gyno-chiatry,”a term she created to describe her process of evaluating if a patient’s sexual dysfunction is a mental issue, a physical issue, or both. From there, she decides if there are behavioral changes her patients can focus on addressing in their personal lives, if medicine or medical procedures are needed, or if a combination of both physical and mental health treatments can help.

Dr. Farrow ended the show encouraging women to speak up about sexual dysfunction and decreased libido, especially with their gynecologists. They are here to help, so find one you are comfortable working with to address these issues and find a treatment that works for you.

Listen to the informative interview here.