Women's Health Care
Prenatal Care Low Risk & High Risk Pregnancy Care Labor & Delivery at the Mission Hospital
Annual Exams: Pap Smear Testing, Pelvic Exam, Clinical Breast Exam Birth Control Menstruation Care Menopause Management Sexually Transmitted Diseases Gynecological Surgery Infertility Work-up Endometrial Ablation Minimally Invasive Surgeries for Uterine Fibroids In-office Permanent Sterilization (Essure)
Hormone Replacement Therapy Vitamin Supplements
Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Diagnostic Laparoscopy Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy (Removal of Cysts) Laparoscopic Lysis of Adhesions
“I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love to do! I enjoy being a physician, but more importantly, I feel honored to be a physician that is responsible for caring for expecting mothers, who are bringing future generations into this world. In addition to this gift, being an OB/GYN also gives me the privilege of providing the highest quality one-on-one care to assist my patients through the many different facets of their lives, from adolescence to post-menopausal years. I believe the best doctor-patient relationship is built on open communication and mutual respect. I am a dedicated physician who has a passion for my profession, life and making a positive difference in the lives of my patients.” Dr. Tara Brodkin is a board certified OB/GYN in Scottsdale, Arizona. She received a BS degree in Microbiology from Cornell University and her MD from Sackler School of Medicine. She trained in New York City at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell University. She has been in practice since 2002. Board Certification: American Board of OB/GYN Licensed: Medical Board of Arizona
Wendy Jones, RN, MSN, WHNP
From The Doctor's Desk
People in what state buy the most Sex toys?
So, apparently, Floridians know a thing or two about how to spice up the bedroom scene. According to Amazon, Florida bought the most “sexual wellness products” in 2015. To read more click here.
Stop Heavy Periods
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding What is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? 1 in 5 women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women begin to experience heavy and/or irregular bleeding in their 30s and 40s, as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods are more than just a hassle – they take a physical, social, and emotional Read more about Stop Heavy Periods[…]
Easy Cool Stick Tattoo to monitor Baby’s Temp!
As most of us know, monitoring and even taking a baby’s temperature may not be the easiest thing in the world to do. However, now there may be help on the way. New innovative easy cool stick-on tattoo helps parents monitor their baby’s temperature with just a glance! Read more about this here!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Be sure to exam yourself as well as stay current on your routine visits to your OB/GYN. Here are the Five Steps of a Breast Read more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month[…]
An apple a day!
According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, children and adolescents ages 2-18 years should eat one to two cups of fruit daily. However, a 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that around 60% of children do not meet these recommendations. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/299839.php
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy (1). The definition applies whether insulin or only diet modification is used for treatment and whether or not the condition persists after pregnancy. It does not exclude the possibility that unrecognized glucose intolerance may have antedated Read more about Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)[…]
Parenting Stress + Sedentary Lifestyle = Post-pregnancy Weight Gain
Parenting Stress + Sedentary Lifestyle = Post-pregnancy Weight Gain After childbirth, most women are excited to get their pre-pregnancy figure back. Even with the best intentions, some women may struggle to lose post-pregnancy weight. So what does the latest research reveal? There appears to be a link between parenting stress, low amounts of physical activity, Read more about Parenting Stress + Sedentary Lifestyle = Post-pregnancy Weight Gain[…]