We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:
Regardless of where you are in your pregnancy or your journey to conceive, our team here at Alane Park MD is here to provide the support and care you need each step of the way.
From preconception counseling and prenatal care to pregnancy management and preparation for childbirth, we offer expert advice and medical care to our patients. In fact, we are proud to be the champions of vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) in Los Angeles, CA !
A Pap Smear is a test that is usually performed yearly after a woman turns 21 or becomes sexually active. The test is a simple, quick collection of cells. While a Pap Smear is not a diagnostic test for cervical cancer, it can detect any abnormalities which can then lead to further testing.
What to expect during a Pap Smear
At the start of the exam, you will be asked to remove your clothing from the waist down. You will be given a medical gown and a half sheet to cover your lap. At the medical center office, there is an examination chair with stirrups at the end for your feet. You will position yourself in the chair, with your feet in the stirrups, so that you can be examined. An instrument, called a speculum, is lubricated and inserted into the vagina. This tool allows the doctor to have a clear path to the cervix. It is important to remember to relax and breath. This will relax the muscles of the vagina and allow for an easier examination by the medical professional.
After the speculum is inserted, a tiny, thin bristle brush is used to collect some tissue from the back of the cervix. Most women do not feel anything besides a light sensation when this is performed while some experience a feeling similar to menstrual cramps. From here, the medical professional places the sample in a small tube to be sent off to a laboratory for testing. The speculum is removed and the Pap Smear is over. A Pap Smear procedure only takes a few minutes to complete. After the Pap Smear is completed you can get dressed and conclude your medical examination.
If you find yourself suffering from painful intercourse, sexual dysfunction, vaginal dryness, burning, or urinary incontinence the MonaLisa Touch® may be right for you. MonaLisa Touch® is a form of laser therapy that will help to improve your symptoms and provide you with long-lasting relief.
As women age, estrogen levels begin to decline which can result in vaginal changes and discomfort. It is not uncommon for women to experience these changes during perimenopause, menopause, or even after childhood. Though many women try hormonal therapies, estrogen creams, and other supplements, these treatment options have proven less effective in long-term results.
The MonaLisa Touch® is a form of laser therapy treatment for vaginal rejuvenation that gives effective relief and offers life-changing results. It has been clinically proven to eliminate vaginal dryness, vaginal laxity, itchiness, burning, and urinary incontinence.
This treatment works by delivering laser energy into the cells to stimulate the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area.
During this procedure, a small metal laser wand is inserted into the vagina and rotated during treatment to target the internal and external vaginal tissues.
The treatment is painless, requires no anesthesia, and offers zero downtime following treatment. It is recommended that sexual intercourse and the use of tampons are avoided for several days.
The typical treatment course is three 5-minute sessions over a period of 18 weeks. Many women experience positive results following the first session which will continue to improve throughout treatment.
Even with all we know about safe sex and how diseases are transmitted through sexual contact, cases of common sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. Left untreated, STDs increase the risk of severe health conditions. At her OB-GYN practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Alane Park offers complete STD testing. Treating STDs is essential not just for your sexuality, but your total health and wellbeing. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
Well Woman Exam
Between work, family, and home, women seem to be pulled in a million directions. They tend to care for others before themselves. Alane Park, MD and her premium OB-GYN practice in Los Angeles wants to make you a priority again. The well-woman exam is a comprehensive annual checkup to keep you looking and feeling beautiful. Your exam is the time to screen for illness and disease and also discuss fertility, sexual health, and menopause. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
Many women feel anxious about menopause. While menopause does come with some unwelcome symptoms, the good news is that these unpleasant physical and emotional changes after your period ends are manageable. At Alane Park, MD in Los Angeles, Dr. Park uses hormone replacement therapy to help women during menopause. Call or schedule your hormone replacement therapy appointment with Dr. Park online.
Women are taking charge of their reproductive health. According to the latest research, 70% of women between the ages of 24 and 44 use some form of contraception. At Alane Park, MD in downtown Los Angeles, Dr. Park empowers women to make informed decisions about contraception. You have access to all FDA-approved birth control methods to prevent pregnancy and protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases. To learn more about your contraception choices, call or schedule an appointment with Alane Park, MD online today.
Couples who are unable to get pregnant after a year of unprotected sex may have underlying fertility issues. Fortunately, most cases of infertility are treatable. Alane Park, MD in Los Angeles has been helping women tackle fertility issues for more than 20 years. Through comprehensive fertility testing, she diagnoses and treats issues impacting your fertility so you can achieve your dream of motherhood. Call or book online to schedule a fertility screening with Alane Park, MD.