Thank you for choosing Central Carolina Women's Center for your obstetrical and gynecological care.
Established in 1996, Central Carolina Women's Center is a Cornerstone Health Care practice specializing in women's health. Our new building is comfortable and spacious. Our exam rooms provide a private setting to ensure confidentiality. We look forward to taking care of you through all of the cycles in your life.
We Value Our Patients
We truly enjoy what we do and take pride in providing obstetrics and gynecological care. If you have any questions or suggestions about our practice or our care, we sincerely welcome those thoughts and encourage you to share them with us.
Obstetrics is the care of women who are pregnant. The physicians deliver babies at Randolph Hospital, Inc.
- Our physicians manage routine and low-risk pregnancies.
- Ultrasound and prenatal testing, such as amniocentesis, and non-stress testing are available in the office.
- Our physicians also co-manage high-risk pregnancies with high-risk obstetrical specialists at local specialty hospitals.
- In addition to vaginal and Cesarean section deliveries, vaginal birth after Cesarean section or VBAC is an option for some previous Cesarean section patients.
The practice of gynecology encompasses well woman/preventative examinations as well as the diagnosis and treatment of health related problems specific to women.
Well Woman/Preventative Examinations
In general, well woman/preventative examinations include a comprehensive review of body systems, breast examination, pelvic examination, pap smear, and family planning if appropriate.
Family planning includes the choice of a variety of birth control pills, hormone intrauterine device, hormone-free intrauterine device and subcutaneous etonogestrel implants.
Our physicians offer a variety of hormone replacement therapy options for patients who are going through menopause.
Depending on your age and/or risk factors, the physicians will recommend a screening mammogram, bone mass measurement, screening colonoscopy, or other test(s)/screening(s) as indicated.
We also offer comprehensive women's health care, including:
- Adolescent gynecology
- Contraceptive counseling
- Urinary incontinence diagnosis and treatment
- Fibroids treatment
- Endometriosis treatment
- A variety of surgical interventions
- Osteoporosis testing and treatment
- Incontinence treatment
Problem examinations may range from focused to complex. The physicians offer surgical, minimally invasive, and non-surgical treatment options for a range of health problems related to women. Commonly made diagnoses and related treatment options include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding including the use of minimally invasive alternatives to abdominal hysterectomy such as hysteroscopy with dilation and curettage, endometrial ablation, or total laparoscopic hysterectomy.
- Diagnosis and treatment of pelvic relaxation prolapse (fallen bladder) and urinary incontinence including the minimally invasive procedure TVT (tension-free vaginal tape). Specialized, complex evaluation of bladder mechanics is available in the office.
- Diagnosis and treatment of abnormal pap smears including office based colposcopy, cryosurgery, biopsies, and LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure). All abnormal pap smears are forwarded for further evaluation for the HPV (human papillomavirus). HPV is a risk factor for cervical cancer. Our office offers the HPV vaccine for patients who meet the vaccine requirements.
- Evaluation and treatment of infertility factors such as endometriosis, tubal disease, adhesions, and ovulatory dysfunction. Treatment may include hormonal therapy, ovulation monitoring, semen analysis, and/or various surgical interventions. We do not offer in vitro fertilization (IVF) but partner with reproductive specialists at local centers that offer specialized care in this area.
Preparing for Your Visit
We ask that our patients be seen by appointment only. Coming to the office without an appointment is disruptive to office flow and may result in unnecessary waits.
To move you through the check-in process more efficiently, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
Appointments and Cancellations
During Office Hours
Patients may access the telephone triage nurse during regular office hours for issues that are non-life threatening. If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 911. The telephone triage nurse can provide reassurance and/or advice at the physician's direction for conditions such as OB bleeding, pre-term labor, post operative issues, vaginal itching, urinary symptoms, etc. We do not provide treatment over the telephone, and our physicians encourage patients to schedule an appointment for most problems. OB patients may be directed to Randolph Hospital's maternity suites for evaluation by the on-call physician.
If you are more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you may be subject to rescheduling. Please call if you expect that you are going to be late.
We realize that your time is valuable too. We make every attempt to avoid physician delays; however, emergencies and unexpected patient problems do occur that cause the physician to run behind. If a delay arises, the check-in staff will advise you, and you will be given the option of waiting or rescheduling. If you feel you have been waiting too long either in the lobby or in the exam room PLEASE tell us.
Cancellations should be made as far in advance as possible but at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Calling in advance will release the appointment time for other patients who may be on a waiting list or have an urgent need for an appointment. Your courtesy is appreciated.
Your referral is the ultimate compliment of your trust in our practice. Our appointment book is always open for a friend or family member. We welcome new patients and encourage you to let us know if you make a referral.
Payment & Insurance
At the completion of your visit, you will be advised of the fees for the day and any prior balance. The cost of your visit is determined by the time we spend with you, the complexity of your condition, and by the lab tests necessary to properly diagnose and care for you. In an effort to keep our fees fair and reasonable, we request payment of the portion of the bill that is not covered by your health insurance plan on the date of your visit with our office. Our office is a participating provider with most major health insurance plans. Our office staff will be able to tell you if your plan is accepted by our practice. As a courtesy to our patients, we will file claims to your insurance company and provide them information to determine benefits. It is the responsibility of you and your insurance company to pay your medical bills. If your primary insurance is Medicare, please be aware that some secondary insurance policies do not cover your deductible. We suggest that you review your insurance policies carefully to determine what benefits are covered.
If you have a question concerning billing, please call Cornerstone Financial Services at 336 802-2000.
Prescriptions and prescription refills are not considered an emergency and should be taken care of during regular office hours. For non-narcotic prescriptions to be called in by our staff, you must have been seen for an annual exam within the past twelve months unless otherwise documented in the medical record by the physician.
Please do not wait until your medicine is gone before calling for a prescription refill. Please allow 48 hours for prescriptions to be called to your pharmacy.