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Are pelvic exams necessary? New guidelines say no.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Renee E Mestad, MD, MSCIObstetrician gynecologist Renee Mestad, MD, helps us understand new guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, that recommend against pelvic screening exams in asymptomatic, non-pregnant, adult women who have no elevated risk of cancer or other disease. Read the story: Healthy women do not need routine pelvic exams, influential physicians group says.


Reflections on a 50 year career in maternal and child health

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Richard H Aubry, MD, MPH

An encore presentation of Dr. Richard Aubry’s May 2013 interview, in memory of his recent passing.

Retiring obstetrician Richard Aubry, MD, MPH reflects on his 50 year career in maternal and child health, where he estimates he has presided over 8,000 births, taught OB care to over 8,000 medical students, and published 50 scientific publications. Read more about The Center for Maternal & Child Health and The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University.

Upstate Medical University released this statement on his passing:

“The Upstate Medical University community is deeply saddened at the loss of a true pioneer in field of women’s health.  Dr. Richard Aubry has been a mentor to multiple generations of physicians interested in public health, baby’s well-being and safe motherhood.  He has been a leader in public health for more than half a century. He has trained hundreds of residents and medical students always with passion and conviction. He was a pioneer in the field of maternal fetal medicine and helped to shape the direction of medical care in obstetrics and Gynecology. He was a skilled diagnostician who developed an amazing bond with patients and a genuine interest in their lives. As a medical community, we have lost one of the best.”

Read the story: Aubry Motherhood Fund established at Foundation for Upstate Medical University


Midwifery services at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Certified nurse midwife Heather Shannon describes the role of the modern midwife and the full range of services available through Upstate University Hospital’s Midwifery Program.  In addition to addressing the primary care needs of a woman, the Upstate team offers gynecological care, family planning, perimenopause and menopause management, among its services.