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Medicare and Preventative Exams

Navigating Medicare for new members can be both overwhelming and challenging. What we have learned as a medical office that has accepted Medicare Insurance for more than 50 years is this: Medicare will cover Preventative Wellness Exams every 12 months OBGYN providers do not perform the components of a Preventative Wellness exam as it is […]

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Resuming Preventative Exams During COVID-19

Hello! We hope this email finds you all safe, healthy, and happy. As of June 1st, we resumed seeing all preventative well woman exams in office for patients 64 years of age and under. If you are currently an established patient of Golden Gate’s and are 65 years of age or older, please see our […]

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Telehealth Visits Are Now Available!

Golden Gate Obstetrics & Gynecology is now offering telehealth services! As we continue to monitor the Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease closely, we want our patients to know that your health is our top priority.  As a result, we are offering virtual visits for many gynecological problems. We are offering same or next day visits for any […]

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What to Know When Presenting to the Hospital During COVID-19

A Message from Golden Gate Obstetrics & Gynecology, Inc. As a practice, we want to keep you informed of how CPMC Van Ness Campus is making changes to its protocols to keep you and your baby safe during your delivery and postpartum care. These new protocols are an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19: Guidance for Golden Gate OBGYN Obstetrical Patients

Here is some guidance on the current recommendations for common questions regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to keep our phone lines clear for patients with urgent medical issues, we hope that this information will answer many of your questions and provide guidance on when to call for medical evaluation. It is a community wide […]

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Recommendations & Guidelines about the Corona Virus (COVID-19)

For all Golden Gate patients, with emphasis on our pregnant population, based on the SF Department of Health social distancing guidelines, we are recommending avoidance of: non-essential travel involving contact with crowds e.g. air travel, public transportation large gatherings e.g. sporting events, concerts, banquet style restaurants, professional conventions known sick contacts, where possible If telecommuting […]

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cancer killer of men and women in the US, following lung cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends three CRC screening tests that are effective at saving lives: colonoscopy, stool tests (guaiac fecal occult blood test-FOBT or fecal immunochemical test-FIT), and sigmoidoscopy (now seldom done). Testing […]

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February is American Heart Month

Original article compliments of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart […]

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The Flu During Pregnancy

Early Treatment is Important for Pregnant Women Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often […]

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January: Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. But over the last 30 years, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%. The main reason for this change is the increased use of screening tests. Screening can find changes in the cervix before […]

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