The OGAWNY Blog - OB•GYN Associates of WNY

Welcome Back Jennifer Phillips, PA!

Posted on: 04/7/21

OBGYN Associates of Western New York is pleased to announce Physician Assistant Jennifer Phillips will be rejoining the practice, effective Monday, April 12th. PA Phillips has worked in women’s health since 1999 and especially enjoys working with women of all ages to improve their quality of life. She believes a focus on patient education is […]


Bigger is better: 5 ways physician group partnerships improve women’s healthcare

Posted on: 03/29/21

The idea of combining more doctors into one larger group might seem, at first, like one designed to move as many patients through practice as possible. Instead, it’s part of a growing trend in healthcare delivery that places more emphasis on the quality of patient care rather than the quantity of care provided. By forming networks that include […]


We’re Partnering With GPPC!

Posted on: 02/15/21

We’re pleased and excited to announce our upcoming partnership with General Physician, PC, one of Western New York’s largest, most well-respected medical groups. What does this mean for you? First and foremost, we aim to provide improved health care for women in Western New York by increasing accessibility to first-rate cardiology and cancer care. Through […]


Have You Been in For Your Checkup Lately?

Posted on: 12/28/20

Let’s face it: going to the doctor’s isn’t at the top of everyone’s to-do list, even in a perfect world. Add Covid-19 into the picture and the anxiety multiplies. In reality, however, a doctor’s office is one of the safest places to be right now! A CDC study from June found that over 40% of […]


COVID-19 Infection and Vaccination during Pregnancy Summary

Posted on: 12/16/20

COVID-19 Infection and Vaccination during Pregnancy Summary Currently, available data suggests that symptomatic pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more severe illness compared with non-pregnant peers. Even though the risk for severe COVID-19 is low, these data indicate an increased risk of need for ICU admission and ventilatory support in pregnant women […]


Five Reasons Why You Should Schedule an Annual OBGYN Appointment

Posted on: 03/10/20

The holiday season has come and gone, the seasons are changing, and just like that, it’s a new year. Soon it’ll be time to file your taxes, get your vehicle inspected, and (gasp) slip on the familiar white paper gown for a yearly OBGYN visit. Or is it? While the circumstances for each individual certainly […]


What You Should Know: Safe Sex Practices and the Importance of STD Testing

Posted on: 12/4/19

STD rates continue to rise among Americans. Although research has shown that Americans are having less sex than in the past, people are still contracting STDs at an alarming rate. So what is the cause? Is it a lack of education? Overindulgence in risky behavior? Bad luck? Truth be told, there are numerous explanations and […]


Premature Birth: What to Know to Minimize the Risks

Posted on: 11/5/19

According to the March of Dimes, premature birth is the number one killer of children under the age of 5. In 2017, almost one in 10 babies born in the United States was born too early. That’s about 400,000 babies every year. When babies are born prematurely, it often leads to health problems, developmental disabilities, […]


How Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed

Posted on: 10/1/19

In 1966, Houston radiologist Robert Egan created what we know today as the modern mammogram. Utilizing x-ray imaging specifically formulated for breast tissue, Egan paved the way for the hundreds of millions of women who have since had mammograms. Fast forward over 50 years, and while the principle of mammography remains the same, some guidelines […]


Five Healthy Habits to Start BEFORE Trying to Conceive

Posted on: 09/26/19

So you’ve decided you’re ready to start a family. Having children is one of the most exciting, fulfilling, and meaningful things a person can do in his or her lifetime. While it sure is exciting to share the news you’re expecting, here are some things to consider before you pull the trigger on bringing new […]