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By: emily2kids
Athens Obstetrics & Gynecology LLC
I've been here for both of my children, and I love it! The doctors are all really nice and understanding, and their response time is great. I've called in the middle of the night and still been able to promptly talk to a doctor.Dr. Jarrett is funny and honest, Dr. Cline is precise about procedures, Dr. Murthy is the sweetest little doctor, Dr. Person is friendly and knowledgeable, and Dr. Herrin is the happiest, most caring doctor I've ever met. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a group practice that's affiliated with St. Mary's.
By: Ciara C.
Shelnutt, Judson J MD
Very nice cool and calm. He gets to point and fix the problem. His voice is very caring also his staff is great !! I recommend him with 5*!
Tips & Advices
OB/GYNs learn to treat infertility as part of their standard education. OBGYNs who further their training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility are known as fertility specialists.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment where medication is used to replace hormones a woman's body does not create naturally. Women are prescribed either estrogen alone or a mix of estrogen and progesterone. The former is given to women who've had hysterectomies, while the latter is for postmenopausal women. HRT used to be a common treatment, but doctors have prescribed it less often in recent years, as concerns of negative side effects increased.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition where uterine tissue (endometrium) grows in areas outside the uterus. This can cause extreme pain, especially around menstruation and during sex. Other symptoms include infertility, chronic fatigue, and painful urination or bowel movements during menstruation. In addition, many women with endometriosis also have allergies, frequent yeast infections, or sensitivity to certain chemicals.
Morning sickness is a common pregnancy symptom that includes nausea and occasional vomiting. Despite its name, morning sickness can occur at any time of day. The exact reason for this condition isn't clear, although most believe it results from hormone changes affecting muscle contraction and relaxation in the stomach and intestines. Another theory suggests morning sickness is caused by an abundance of intestinal bacteria in pregnant woman.
OBGYNs can prescribe or perform the following types of birth control:
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Birth control shots
  • Implants
  • Diaphragms
  • Vaginal rings
  • Cervical caps
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Tubal ligation
  • Hysterectomies
Women do not need to see an OBGYN to obtain over-the-counter forms of birth control such as male condoms, female condoms, or sponges.

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