Ovarian Cancer Awareness: Our Pledge for Early Detection

Ovarian Cancer Awareness: Our Pledge for Early Detection

Ovarian cancer is the second most common type of female reproductive cancer, and more women die from ovarian cancer than from cervical cancer and uterine cancer combined. At Celebration Obstetrics and Gynecology, our pledge is to increase education and raise awareness to better serve our patients throughout the year. Consistent education and open communication with patients throughout the year will help lead to early detection and successful treatments. The month of September is Ovarian Cancer and Pediatric Cancer awareness month. Our partnership with the M Family Foundation and their annual 5k has created great success.  We are encouraging all of our patients, staff, and family members to join us!

2021 M Family Foundation’s 5th Annual Cancer Superhero Virtual 5K

Honoring Our Superhero, Nancy Janosco (1956 – 2021) 

We are thrilled to connect with superheroes once again throughout the world to raise awareness, increase education, and provide financial support to the brave women and children who are battling Ovarian and Pediatric Cancer. Wherever you live, we can fight together for our Virtual Cancer Superhero Run. We celebrate survivors who have won their battle with cancer as well as those who shine on through their loved ones.

The flexibility of a virtual race allows you to complete your race anytime during the month of September. You can run inside on a treadmill or outside on a course of your choice! All photos and race result submissions need to be in by September 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.

Mark your calendars!! Registration opens on June 15, 2021 at www.mfamilyfoundation.org.

**All race participants will enjoy an exclusive membership to our 2021 Virtual Superhero Facebook group, where we will host contests and award prizes throughout the month of September. Participants will also receive a finisher medal, race hat, and downloadable race bibs. Race shirts may be purchased for an additional fee through the event registration portal.

 

 

 

 

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March Newsletter

National Nurses Week: Celebrating Our Wonderful Nurses

National Nurses Week: Celebrating Our Wonderful Nurses

 

Honoring Our Incredible Nurses During National Nurses Week (May 6, 2021 – May 12, 2021)

         

Join us in an annual celebration of all that nurses around the world do for their communities. It is our time to recognize, appreciate, and invest in the nurses we know or work with every day as well as the entire nursing industry as whole. We want to share a special THANK YOU to our incredible nurses Suzette C. Boyette and Felicia Montanez.

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May 2021 Newsletter

Celebration ObGyn Welcomes Dr. Charlene Okomski

Celebration ObGyn Welcomes Dr. Charlene Okomski

Celebration Obstetrics and Gynecology Welcomes Dr. Charlene Okomski, DO, FACOG

Dr. Charlene Okomski, DO, was born in Philadelphia, PA and relocated with her family at the age of 14 to Delran, NJ. She is an Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist with over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She earned her Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in 1982. She graduated from the University Health Sciences College of Medicine, Kansas City, MO in 1987. As an intern at the Community Hospital of Lancaster, she was honored as the Intern of the Year in both Ob/Gyn and General Surgery. Following her residency at Community Hospital of Lancaster, she became a partner at the Ob/Gyn Associates of Dover in Dover, Delaware. During her time at Ob/Gyn Associates, Dr. Okomski enjoyed developing her medical skills and business skills. Feeling the need for sunshine and warmer weather, she relocated to Charlotte County, Florida and established her own Ob/Gyn medical practice.

 

During her years working in the Bayfront Medical Health Care system, she received many honors and served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) and the Bayfront Port Charlotte Medical Center Board of Trustees. Dr. Okomski is passionate about helping others. She was awarded the Bon Secours St. Joseph Hospital Physician of the Year and ranked first in Ob/Gyn Patient Satisfaction at the Bayfront Port Charlotte Medical Center.

 

Being such an experienced surgeon has led Dr. Okomski to advances in surgery using the DaVinci Surgical System. At first, she was skeptical of this system, but she changed her opinion when she realized that visualization was much better with the 3D view. The robotic hands can perform smaller incisions, and there is less blood loss. The outcomes for her procedures are much better when using the robotics. There is a quicker recovery, and the patient can go home the same day. “In my opinion, the robotics have reduced complications. Robotic surgery continues to be something that I am personally very excited about. It is the most useful way to treat patients for a variety of conditions and surgeries including hysterectomies, endometriosis, fibroid tumors, and prolapse.” -Dr Okomski

 

Dr. Okomski enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children especially when it includes sunshine and the outdoors. A few of her favorite things include traveling, boating, knitting, and discovering new adventures. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Okomski, give us a call at 407-566-2229.

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May 2021 Newsletter

Looking for an incredible Pediatrician? We have one for you!

Looking for an incredible Pediatrician? We have one for you!

 Celebration Pediatrics: A Practice Dedicated to Kids!

One to three months before your baby’s arrival, we encourage you to register for one of our FREE “Meet and Greet” ZOOM sessions. This is a great opportunity to get to know one of our board-certified pediatricians and staff members, ask questions, receive guidance, and see our modern facility! In the meantime, enjoy a virtual tour by clicking on the following link!  Celebration Pediatrics Virtual Office Tour

 

Meet and Greet Schedule

April 21, 2021 @ 5:30PM

May 19, 2021 @ 5:30PM

June 23, 2021 @ 5:30PM

 

To schedule your “Meet and Greet” visit, call us at 407-566-9700 or head over to our website at www.celebrationpediatrics.com

 

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March 2021 Newsleter

2021 Women’s Preventative Health Focus

2021 Women’s Preventative Health Focus

Prioritizing Women’s Preventive Health with the Women’s Preventative Services Initiative

By: Diana Ramos, MD, Co-chair of Dissemination and Implementation Steering Committee, Women’s Preventive Services Initiative

As an obstetrician–gynecologist and women’s health expert, I am dedicated to supporting and advocating for women’s physical and mental health needs. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to care for many women throughout their life span. I have often seen that women are the drivers, role models, and decision makers of their own healthcare as well as their family’s healthcare. I have also learned that the health of the one patient in front of me is often the reflection of the health within her community. This is why I understand the urgency in addressing women’s preventive health and the potential effect I can have on her community.

 

The unfortunate reality is that nearly half of all women in the United States are not receiving the preventive services they need. With COVID-19 exacerbating the many challenges that women already face, priorities for medical visits are shifting, and preventive services are not always at the forefront of a patient’s mind.

 

That is where the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) comes in. WPSI consists of a multidisciplinary team of experts who provide evidence-based, cutting-edge recommendations for women’s preventive health. Led by ACOG and the Health Resources and Services Administration, WPSI’s resources provide clinicians with a trusted guide to support their patient’s preventive health needs. This includes the Well-Woman Chart, an easy-to-use summary of WPSI’s recommendations based on age, health status, pregnancy status, and general risk factors.

 

WPSI’s strength is in the cross-collaboration of clinicians across disciplines and its focus on preventive health. This allows for an informed focus and review of the organization in addressing pressing and often overlooked women’s health needs. WPSI provides clinicians across specialties and fields with resources and clear guidance for implementing preventive health services recommendations to ensure that they can serve their patients. A variety of clinicians play a role in providing preventive services to women, so it is critical that we all engage women about their preventive health early, often, and at every stage of their lives.

 

The latest WPSI recommendation on screening for anxiety in adolescent and adult women highlights, recognizes, and prioritizes the health needs that disproportionately affect women. This includes mental health, which is a critical part of a patient’s overall well-being. It is wonderful to have the WPSI partnership that allows for anxiety and mental health services for patients without cost-sharing.

 

Patients and communities will see many health improvements by using WPSI’s recommendations and the Well-Woman Chart to address each patient’s preventive health needs. For questions and concerns, or to schedule your Well Woman visit, give us a call at 407-566-2229.

For the full article please click on the following link: https://www.acog.org/news/presidents-blog/folder/2021/2/prioritizing-womens-preventive-health-with-wpsi

 

 

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March 2021 Newsleter

21 Reasons To See A Gynecologist Before You Turn 21

21 Reasons To See A Gynecologist Before You Turn 21

21 Reasons To See A Gynecologist Before You Turn 21 

By: The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (May 2020)

 

Although most teens do not need to have a Pap test until they are 21 years old, there are at least 21 reasons to see a gynecologist before then.

 

HEALTH

  1. Learn about healthy lifestyles, overall wellness, and feeling good about yourself.
  2. Discuss good habits for healthy bones.
  3. Learn about urinary tract infections (UTI) and the treatment options.
  4. Get treatment for vaginal itching, discharge, or other symptoms.

 

PERIODS

  1. Learn if your periods are normal.
  2. Get relief if your periods are painful.
  3. Discuss the causes of heavy periods.
  4. Discuss the timing of your periods and why bleeding may occur in between.
  5. Learn ways to deal with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

 

SEXUALITY & RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Learn how to have healthy romantic relationships.
  2. Learn what it means to be in a consensual relationship.
  3. Ask questions about what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ).
  4. Learn about safe sex.
  5. Talk about how your reproductive system works.

 

PREGNANCY

  1. Discuss family planning options.
  2. Discuss the ideal time to start a family.
  3. Get tested for pregnancy.
  4. Begin your prenatal care.

 

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

  1. Learn how to lower your risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  2. Get tested for STIs and HIV if you are sexually active.
  3. Get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

“When you meet with us here at Celebration ObGyn, our goal is to give you a chance to ask questions and learn about your health (body, mind & spirit) in a safe, open and nonjudgmental environment. Growing up can be scary and sometimes you do not know who or what to ask. No question is silly and all questions are welcomed! When we have facts about our health, we then have a solid foundation to grow and learn together to help you make the best decisions you can about your overall health.” Suzette C. Boyette, MSN, APRN 

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November 2020 Newsletter