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Announcement from Spartanburg & Pelham OB-GYN

Category: News

Bang Giep, MD will no longer be practicing at Spartanburg & Pelham OB-GYN, P.A. His brother Hoang Giep, MD will remain in the practice at the same locations along with Jennifer Allen, MD, Ashley Fowler, MD, Mary Haddad, MD, Amber Bartkowiak, NP, and Kathryn Massengill, PA.

Beginning on July 16, 2018, Bang Giep, MD will begin a new practice with the Medical Group of the Carolinas–Piedmont Women’s Healthcare.    

We value your relationship with Spartanburg & Pelham OB-GYN, P.A. and would like the opportunity to continue to provide you with quality care. Should you choose to remain with the practice, you do not need to do anything further. However, if you’d like to transfer your records to another practice, please submit a medical records release and we will transfer your records at no charge to you.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (864) 208-2345.

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Common Health Issues For New Mothers

Category: Womens Health

New moms may think they are ready to tackle anything once they’re at home with their sweet baby. After all, they have been through nine months of ups and downs, difficult sleeping, and morning sickness. Now that they have given birth, it should be smooth sailing, right? 

There are some common health issues for new mothers, so it’s best to be prepared both physically and emotionally to handle what may come next.

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Can Fibroids Cause Weight Gain?

Category: Fibroids

Fibroids affect women mostly during their thirties and forties, and yes, unfortunately fibroids can cause weight gain. One might call it a “double whammy” for women.

Let’s look at what fibroids are, their symptoms, and how they can cause weight gain.

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Three Easy Steps to Prevent the Flu

Category: Healthy Living

Per the CDC’s latest reports, the flu has now been reported as widespread in 42 states plus New York City and the District of Columbia, with 53 pediatric flu-related deaths reported so far. What this means for most, and certainly those with children, is that the flu is much closer to you and your home than you may think. While most of the recommendations for prevention should be practiced throughout the year, it’s more important right now to follow these steps to prevent sickness for not only you and your family, but numerous others.

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You Can Nominate Us for 2018 Best of Spartanburg!

Category: News

It’s that time of the year again – you get to vote for the Best of Spartanburg!

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Life After Cancer

Category: Cervical Cancer

Hearing the news that your cancer is cured is one of the greatest and most relieving feelings! After the initial wave of happiness, however, you may have a lot of questions about what comes next. 

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Dr. Haddad is Now Seeing Patients at Pelham Medical Center Two Days a Week

Category: News

mary haddadGreat news for our patients who live near Greer! Dr. Mary Haddad is now seeing patients at Pelham Medical Center every Monday and Tuesday (except the 3rd Tuesday of every month). She will still see patients on Thursdays and Fridays at our Spartanburg location

Dr. Haddad’s Schedule:

Monday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Pelham Medical Center (Greer)

Tuesday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Pelham Medical Center (Greer) (The 3rd Tuesday of every month, Dr. Haddad will be at the Spartanburg location instead.)

Wednesday – Off

Thursday – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at North Grove Medical Park (Spartanburg)

Friday – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM at North Grove Medical Park (Spartanburg)

 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Haddad at our Greer location, please call 864.208.2360.

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Holiday Hours & End of Year Appointments

Category: Holiday Hours

Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends. 

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3 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions Your Mind and Body Will Thank You For

Category: Healthy Living

It’s that time of year again where we all promise ourselves to make more frequent visits to the gym, eat healthier, and shed a few pounds. But how successful is this overdone New Year’s Resolution? Sure, it sounds great on paper but is it really enough motivation to get us to the gym at the crack of dawn?

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Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You?

You may have seen the term “BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing” being used on the internet in regard to breast cancer, but are you unsure about what it means? The simple explanation is this: BRCA1 and BRCA 2 are genes that help repair damaged DNA. Damaged DNA can lead to tumor growth. When either of these genes do not function properly, cells are more likely to develop genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.

It is possible to test for BRCA 1 & 2 mutations, but is it necessary for you? Having all of the information can help you make an informed decision.

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