Women experience unique health issues, from pregnancy and menopause to gynecological conditions, including uterine fibroids and pelvic floor disorders.
Our specialists are committed to providing exceptional care for women in every stage of life, and our services are designed to advance the health of women at every age. From routine to complex conditions, we offer integrated medical and surgical expertise, and provide the most appropriate and effective care for each patient. Our physicians are gynecologic surgeons whose practices center on evaluation of gynecologic conditions and options
for treatment, which frequently involves minimally invasive options.
Gynecology Services & Procedures
Our physicians, specialists and other clinicians provide routine and specialized care to help women prevent health issues, maintain good health and treat or manage conditions and disease. We collaborate with experts in related specialties as well, including urology, cardiology and more. A full list of our services include:
- Abnormal menstrual periods
- Abnormal pap smears
- D&C (dilation & curettage)
- Endometrial ablation
- Gynecology exams
- Gynecologic surgeries
- LEEP biopsies (loop electrosurgical excision procedure)
- Ovarian masses
- Pelvic pain
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Urinary tract infections
- Uterine bleeding
- Vaginal and abdominal laparoscopic hysterectomy
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
The Cullman Regional Gynecology Clinic is located on the 2nd floor of Professional Office Building 3 on the Cullman Regional Campus (1800 Alabama Highway 157, Cullman, AL 35058).
What types of insurance do you accept?
We accept most insurance providers. We recommend patients contact their insurance company as each plan offers different levels of coverage. Please check the back of your insurance wallet card for contact telephone numbers.
How do I make an appointment?
For appointments and general information, call 256-737-2177. Our phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After hours, you can leave a voicemail and we will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.
How far in advance should I schedule my annual check-up?
Although it varies, routine appointments are usually booked approximately 1-3 months in advance. If you are an established patient, we will send a reminder by mail when it’s time to schedule your annual exam.
I’m a new patient. How should I prepare for my first appointment?
The best way to come prepared for your first appointment is to complete our new patient forms in advance and bring them with you. New patient forms are available online in our Patient Resources section. We also recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early for your first visit so all your paperwork and insurance information can be processed before your scheduled appointment time. If you are coming in for a pelvic exam and/or pap test, please do not use any vaginal products or have sex for 24 hours prior to your visit.
What can I expect at my yearly check-up?
A standard annual check-up at the Cullman Regional Gynecology Clinic consists of a brief physical exam, a clinical breast exam, tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) if necessary and a pap test.
What is a pap test?
During a pap test, also known as a pap smear, loose cells are scraped gently from the opening of the cervix. The cells are then tested for cervical or vaginal cancer, abnormal hormone activity and certain infections or changes that may require treatment. Any female adult or teenager who is sexually active should have a pap smear once a year, including some women who have had hysterectomies.
At what age should gynecological exams begin?
Although circumstances can certainly vary, our general recommendation is to begin annual gynecological exams at the start of adolescence, typically around age 13-15. It may be sooner or later depending on the level of sexual activity or if you or the patient has questions about birth control or STDs.
Do you screen patients for breast cancer?
During your check-up, we will perform a clinical breast exam (CBE) to check for lumps or other indicators of potential breast health problems. Women should have their first mammogram between ages 35 and 40, depending on risk factors. After 40, they should have mammograms annually. We recommend the Cullman Regional Women’s Diagnostic Center where you will be screened with state-of-the-art technology in a spa-like atmosphere. Other services available at the Women’s Diagnostic Center include breast MRIs, ultrasounds, bone density tests for osteoporosis and more.
What if I need gynecological surgery?
Our highly skilled physicians perform a range of gynecology procedures and surgeries in the surgical suites at Cullman Regional, including minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotically assisted GYN procedures. In addition to the exceptional care you will receive while you’re in the hospital, we also provide important information to assist in your recovery at home
If I’m recovering from OB-GYN surgery, what problems should I watch for and when should I contact my doctor?
Some bleeding after GYN surgery is normal, but if you experience heavy bleeding, contact your doctor as soon as possible. A fever can be a sign of infection, so you should also contact your doctor if your temperature reaches 100.4°F at any time, or stays above 100°F for two consecutive days or more. Other issues to report to your doctor after GYN surgery include foul-smelling discharge and severe pain or cramping that is not relieved by your prescribed medication.