Caring for Our Bodies

Caring for Our Bodies
Angela Caswell-Monack, DO
Dr. Angela Caswell-Monack is Board Certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and is a member of the Beebe Medical Staff. She sees patients at Beebe Women's Healthcare - Plantations.
See your gynecologist if you experience any issues down there – we are happy to see you!
As the summer is approaching in our resort area, we anticipate many new cases of vulvar irritation and concerns. On a daily basis we take care of women who have pain, burning, itching, redness, rashes, and other discomforts “down there.” The vulva is the external genitalia that includes the clitoris, clitoral hood, labia minora, labia majora, outer urethra, and outer vagina. The vulva comes in...
 For some young women, it  may be helpful to establish care with an OB/GYN if they want to talk about the more "uncomfortable" private concerns with someone different. 
I often get questions about when young women should start coming in for gynecologic care. I love this question because it means someone is thinking ahead. I recommend a first OB/GYN visit anytime in the early teen years. Our governing body, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, recommends establishing care with a women's health provider between the ages of 13-15. Though it may seem...
Today, more and more women are interested in the IUD because it provides an effective, safe form of birth control.
I was inspired to write about the IUD (intrauterine device) after a visit with a new patient recently. She was referred to me for surgical removal of an IUD that was placed in 1971. It made me think reverently about how far healthcare for women has come. When I was a young woman, considering what career I might want, I decided to go to medical school specifically to become an OBGYN. I was inspired...
Surgery Room
Hysterectomy can be an excellent treatment option – in some cases I love my job and I love that most things we talk about in obstetrics and gynecology could make a grown person blush. Our line of work is very real and very human, and I certainly appreciate the patients who can bring a sense of humor to their visit. Not too long ago, I met another patient who reminded me how lucky I am. On the...
Angela family blog2 update 1
Dr. Angela Caswell-Monack shares her personal experience when she recently gave birth to her second child, Molly In August, I was a patient at Beebe Healthcare in the very areas of this hospital that I usually work and learned what it is like to be on the other side of the bed. I was pregnant, and having my baby delivered with the help of my medical associates at Bayside Health Association and the...
nurse with woman patient
Do you wonder what that is all about? Did your doctor suddenly stop caring about you? Does that mean you can skip the gynecology visit altogether for a few years? In 2012, several healthcare organizations (the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathologists, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists) got together to discuss and...