A number of our family physicians have a special interest in Women’s Health and Gynecological related issues. Services which they provide by referrals from family doctors outside our practice include:  PAP test,  IUD and Nexplanon consultation regarding insertions and removals, testing for sexually transmitted infections, breast examination, menstrual bleeding disorder management, menopausal disorder treatment, and contraception options counselling. 

Dr. Kate Brennan

Nexplanon, contraception

Biography

Dr. Natalia Roehlig

IUD, Pap/ Pelvic Exam

Biography

Dr. Armine Galstyan

Pap/ Pelvic Exam

Biography

Dr. Yasamin Rekabdar

Pap/ Pelvic Exam

Biography

Services

NEXPLANON is a birth control implant that’s placed just under the skin of the inner, non-dominant upper arm.

This flexible implant measures 1.6 inches in length (4 centimeters) and is approximately 2 mm in diameter. A trained healthcare professional will insert the implant into place in your inner non-dominant upper arm.

Once in place, NEXPLANON releases a continuous low dose of hormone to help prevent pregnancy.

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Starting April 1, 2023, the province of British Columbia began fully reimbursing many prescription contraceptives for any resident enrolled in the Medical Services Plan (MSP).

The list of covered items includes:

  • Copper IUDs
  • Hormonal IUDs
  • Hormone injection
  • Hormone implant
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Emergency contraceptives (no prescription required)
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Confidential STI Testing for Your Sexual Health

Our STI testing service at iHealthMD offers confidential and comprehensive screening for sexually transmitted infections. Our experienced healthcare professionals ensure discreet and non-judgmental testing, providing peace of mind and promoting sexual health.

With state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, including blood tests, urine tests, and genital swabs, we offer accurate and timely detection of STIs. Early identification enables prompt treatment and preventive measures, reducing the risk of complications and transmission.

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Intrauterine Device (IUD) for Birth Control

Birth control can help prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available.

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a very effective method of birth control. It is a small, plastic, T-shaped device that uses copper or hormones to prevent pregnancy. The doctor places the IUD into your uterus. Plastic strings tied to the end of the IUD hang down through the cervix into the vagina. Your doctor may teach you how to check the placement of your IUD by feeling the strings.

You can have an IUD inserted at any time, as long as you aren’t pregnant and you don’t have a pelvic infection. Be sure to tell your doctor about any health problems you have or medicines you take. The IUD can also be placed right after you have a baby.

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Cervical cancer is preventable, testing is important

At iHealthMD, our dedicated team conducts PAP tests, a crucial screening tool for detecting abnormal cervical cells.

In addition, our experts guide patients through the process of HPV self-swabbing, offering a proactive approach to cervical health. By combining these services, we empower individuals to take control of their well-being, ensuring comprehensive screening and early detection of potential risks. Trust iHealthMD to provide thorough and personalized care, prioritizing your health and peace of mind.

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Comprehensive Pelvic Exams for Women’s Health

When your doctor checks your pelvic organs, it’s called a pelvic examination. This examination is done to evaluate symptoms, such as pelvic pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding and discharge. It may also be done to collect samples of cells for cervical cancer screening.

We understand the importance of regular screenings in maintaining women’s health and detecting potential issues early. Our skilled team at iHealthMD ensures a comfortable and respectful environment, prioritizing your well-being throughout the examination process.

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Comprehensive Breast Health Screening at iHealthMD

Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among women in British Columbia. A clinical breast examination (CBE) conducted by a healthcare professional is integral to early detection and can be incorporated into routine checkups.

It’s essential to discuss with your healthcare provider the frequency of these examinations tailored to your individual health needs. At iHealthMD, our skilled doctors offer thorough clinical breast examinations, ensuring proactive monitoring and timely intervention when necessary.

While clinical examinations are crucial, mammograms offer a deeper level of detection, aiding in the early identification of abnormalities. For detailed information on screening mammograms and their significance in breast cancer prevention, visit the official BC Cancer screening website.

Get the details

Services

Nexplanon is a birth control implant that’s placed just under the skin of the inner, non-dominant upper arm.

This flexible implant measures 1.6 inches in length (4 centimeters) and is approximately 2 mm in diameter. A trained healthcare professional will insert the implant into place in your inner non-dominant upper arm.

Once in place, NEXPLANON releases a continuous low dose of hormone to help prevent pregnancy.

Get the details

Starting April 1, 2023, the province of British Columbia began fully reimbursing many prescription contraceptives for any resident enrolled in the Medical Services Plan (MSP).

The list of covered items includes:

  • Copper IUDs
  • Hormonal IUDs
  • Hormone injection
  • Hormone implant
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Emergency contraceptives (no prescription required)
Get the details

Confidential STI Testing for Your Sexual Health

Our STI testing service at iHealthMD offers confidential and comprehensive screening for sexually transmitted infections. Our experienced healthcare professionals ensure discreet and non-judgmental testing, providing peace of mind and promoting sexual health.

With state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, including blood tests, urine tests, and genital swabs, we offer accurate and timely detection of STIs. Early identification enables prompt treatment and preventive measures, reducing the risk of complications and transmission.

Book Appointment

Intrauterine Device (IUD) for Birth Control

Birth control can help prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available.

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a very effective method of birth control. It is a small, plastic, T-shaped device that uses copper or hormones to prevent pregnancy. The doctor places the IUD into your uterus. Plastic strings tied to the end of the IUD hang down through the cervix into the vagina. Your doctor may teach you how to check the placement of your IUD by feeling the strings.

You can have an IUD inserted at any time, as long as you aren’t pregnant and you don’t have a pelvic infection. Be sure to tell your doctor about any health problems you have or medicines you take. The IUD can also be placed right after you have a baby.

Get the details

Cervical cancer is preventable, testing is important

At iHealthMD, our dedicated team conducts PAP tests, a crucial screening tool for detecting abnormal cervical cells.

In addition, our experts guide patients through the process of HPV self-swabbing, offering a proactive approach to cervical health. By combining these services, we empower individuals to take control of their well-being, ensuring comprehensive screening and early detection of potential risks. Trust iHealthMD to provide thorough and personalized care, prioritizing your health and peace of mind.

Get the details

Comprehensive Pelvic Exams for Women’s Health

When your doctor checks your pelvic organs, it’s called a pelvic examination. This examination is done to evaluate symptoms, such as pelvic pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding and discharge. It may also be done to collect samples of cells for cervical cancer screening.

We understand the importance of regular screenings in maintaining women’s health and detecting potential issues early. Our skilled team at iHealthMD ensures a comfortable and respectful environment, prioritizing your well-being throughout the examination process.

Book Appointment

Comprehensive Breast Health Screening at iHealthMD

Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among women in British Columbia. A clinical breast examination (CBE) conducted by a healthcare professional is integral to early detection and can be incorporated into routine checkups.

It’s essential to discuss with your healthcare provider the frequency of these examinations tailored to your individual health needs. At iHealthMD, our skilled doctors offer thorough clinical breast examinations, ensuring proactive monitoring and timely intervention when necessary.

While clinical examinations are crucial, mammograms offer a deeper level of detection, aiding in the early identification of abnormalities. For detailed information on screening mammograms and their significance in breast cancer prevention, visit the official BC Cancer screening website.

Get the details