Florida Zika Notice!

The Florida Department of Health has identified that Zika is being spread by mosquitoes in Wynwood, Miami. If you live in or traveled to this area after June 15, please read the following guidance:

Pregnant women and their partners should not travel to this area. If you live in the area, follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Use condoms to prevent infections when you have a pregnant sex partner. During prenatal care visits, pregnant women should be assessed for Zika virus exposure. It is recommended to be tested in the first and second trimester if you live in or travel to this area.

For couples in the area thinking about getting pregnant, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider. You should wait 8 weeks before trying to get pregnant if you traveled to the area. Women should wait 8 weeks and men should wait 6 months after showing symptoms before trying to get pregnant.

For more information, visit the CDC's advice for travelers to Florida here:

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/intheus/florida-update.html

Get Ready for National Women's Health Week!

National Women’s Health Week runs from May 8th-May 15th this year.  As an OBGYN practice, we here at SRB & Associates want to offer up some helpful tips to help you achieve better health and wellness for yourself.  It’s never too early or too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle!1) Be Active The secret is out:  living an active lifestyle can significantly lower your risk of a shortened lifespan caused by a slew of possible health problems.  Evidence strongly supports this hypothesis.  Studies have shown lowered risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • HBP (high blood pressure)
  • Type-2 Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Obesity

Combing daily exercise and adapting an active lifestyle, along with healthy eating habits can lead to positive effects across the overall personal health and well-being board for women of all ages.  Speaking of healthy eating habits… 2) Eat Better = Live Better Eating well doesn’t mean only nuts & berries, starving yourself, or never indulging in decadent meals and snacks.  Being aware of what you eat and how it affects your overall health and wellness can lead to better physical as well as mental health.  When combined with routine exercise, results include:

  • Improved cardio function (heart, lungs, veins and blood vessels)
  • Improved muscle function (strength and flexibility)
  • Reduced visceral fat
  • Weight loss and maintaining weight loss
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Increased bone density
  • Reduced cancer risk

There are many resources available to help you find the right mix of exercise and eating well that will allow you achieve the healthy life you’re looking to live.  Don’t be afraid to try some different tactics until you find a routine that suits you and your schedule.  The benefits are too incredible to not try to live as well as you can.

For further helpful info you can check out http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw or contact our office and we’ll be happy to help answer your questions on how to create a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle today!

We Are Now SRB & Associates MD, LLC

Sekine, Rasner, and Brock is now SRB & Associates MD, LLC. The name change is primarily to reflect the addition of Dr. Wilkes and to more accurately reflect our partnership with any other physicians in the future. You will still receive the same great care you’ve come to know and expect from us, but we have further enhanced our staff to include another fantastic physician that brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice. SRB & Associates is dedicated to providing compassionate OB-GYN care to women at every stage of life. With 70 years of combined experience, SRB provides experienced and individualized care to each of our patients.

Additionally, our doctors specialize in minimally invasive surgery. Most surgeries, including those for fibroids, urinary incontinence, and endometriosis/pelvic pain, can be performed laparoscopically, vaginally, or robotically. We also offer comprehensive in-office anesthesia care, allowing for certain procedures such as endometrial ablation (for heavy menstrual bleeding) and essure tubal sterilization to be conveniently scheduled in the office. As a full-service obstetrical and gynecological office, SRB & Associates is your ‘one stop’ for all of your medical needs. Mammograms, ultrasounds, and bone density scans can often be done the same day as your routine exam. We are one of the few practices in Jacksonville to be certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR).

When you visit our office, you will experience a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere while we create a personal relationship with you. Our staff is committed to ensuring that you receive the most up-to-date and advanced medical care available for your specific medical requirements. We invite you to call us today to discuss your medical needs and to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians at 904-262-5333