- Placement/Removal of IUDs (Mirena and Paraguard)
- Placement/Removal of Nexplanon (Arm Implant)
- Referral for tubal ligation and vasectomies
- Prescriptions of patches, pills, etc.
- Free condoms
STD Testing and Treatment
- Pap smears and pelvic exams
- Orders for mammography and ultrasound
- Referral for colposcopy
Evaluation and treatment for irregular menstrual bleeding
- Endometrial biopsy
- Lab testing and treatment for heavy/painful bleeding or missed periods
- Pregnancy testing
Dr. Abdalla will be your doctor throughout your pregnancy – both at the clinic and at the hospital for delivery
Diet and Nutrition Counseling
Coordination transfer of care to hospital
Call anytime, we are usually able to get you in within a day or to for an appointment to confirm the pregnancy with a urine test done in the office. At that visit, the provider will discuss your options, whether you choose to continue the pregnancy or not. You will then be scheduled for your next visit within a week.
At the next visit you will meet with our prenatal counselor, who will discuss important topics about pregnancy health, review your personal and family health history to see if any additional testing is appropriate. She will also help get you set up with Medi-Cal insurance, WIC, and link you to dental care if needed. Expect to spend about 40 minutes at this visit plus blood work.
While at the clinic that day, you will get standard blood and urine tests done and be scheduled for your first appointment to meet with Dr Abdalla
Dr. Abdalla will work with you throughout the entire pregnancy and delivery! She is a Family Medicine physician who also does Obstetrics and Gynecology, so she will be able to care for your newborn after delivery as well if you choose. You will meet with her once a month in the clinic for the first 2 trimesters of the pregnancy, then more frequently as you get closer to your due date. She has available appointments during the morning, afternoon, and evening on various days of the week.
She delivers babies at Methodist Hospital in Woodland, so if you choose to deliver there, she will be on call for you when you go into labor. She will also work closely with you (available by pager even when the clinic is closed) if any concerns come up, like unusual pain, early contractions, or concerns for infection.
After the delivery at Woodland, Dr. Abdalla will continue to see both you and your baby at the hospital until you are both ready to go home. You and baby will then be able to continue your care together at the clinic, where we also have a pediatrician and breast feeding consultant (who can do home visits if needed) to help support your new family!
The earlier the better, but anytime before 10 weeks after your last period is ideal. This way we can discuss important pregnancy-specific health issues and do standard blood and urine tests
Our team of financial advisors will help get you set up for OB-Medi-Cal or other programs that you may qualify for. In California, all pregnant women (regardless of citizenship status) qualify for insurance. Our clinic never turns away patients for lack of insurance.
We can draw all testing right inside the clinic. You don’t need to go to a separate laboratory.
We have two psychologists on staff who will work with you and your doctor to manage any mental health issues.
It’s always best to discuss any medication with the doctor before taking it, but Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally safe for minor headaches and pains
It depends of the amount and the timing. Call the clinic or speak with your doctor immediately if you have concerns
Ideally, prenatal vitamins are started before conception, but should be continued throughout pregnancy. You can buy them over the counter or your doctor can prescribe them for you (some insurances cover the cost)
Early in pregnancy, the heart is very, very small. It is not until about 10-12 weeks of pregnancy that you will be able to hear the heartbeat by the Doppler the doctor uses in the office
In a healthy pregnancy, most insurances will only pay for one ultrasound. This is usually done at 20 weeks of pregnancy in order to see all the organs (heart, lungs, stomach, etc) that before that time are not developed/large enough to see. However, the clinic is in the process of purchasing it’s own ultrasound machine so that you can see the pregnancy at your first visit with Dr. Abdalla.