Medicare and Preventative Exams

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 outlined by Medicare. The yearly Preventative Wellness exam that OBGYNs […] Read More

Resuming Preventative Exams

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 Medicare Blog for more information on how Golden Gate can […] Read More


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 of the following concerns: Frequent or painful urination Urinary tract infections […] Read More

COVID-19: Guidance for Golden Gate OBGYN Obstetrical Patients

To ensure the safety of our patients during COVID-19, we are asking for your cooperation in limiting your exposure to the general public. Our office adheres to the recommendations outlined by the SF Department of Public Health Guests: At this time, we are asking no more than one support person attend your visits with you. They may be asked to wait outside of our waiting […] Read More

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 is an option, then this is strongly encouraged. How to […] Read More

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 saves lives, but only if people get tested. Studies show […] Read More

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 disease is the leading cause of death for men and […] Read More

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 feel some or all of these symptoms: Fever* or feeling […] Read More

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 cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early – […] Read More

The Health Benefits of Laughter

Laughter is a key component of a happy life, and it has powerful physical and mental benefits. No matter what you’re facing, you can learn to laugh and benefit from its healing ways. Funny movies, sitcoms, cute toddlers, and a good friend’s jokes can all offer one of the most powerful, natural stress relievers out there: laughter. “I think one of the best things is that laughter […] Read More


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