Pamela A. McQuillin, M.D.

Diplomate of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

 

 

GYNECOLOGY SERVICES

 

Comprehensive Physical Examinations
Offered as an annual check up, this service is for women who do not have a generalist who performs a yearly physical. (I encourage all of my patients to have a relationship with a primary care provider for non-gynecologic problems.)


This visit includes the following:


Review your past medical and surgical history.
Review your family medical history.


Review your current lifestyle, health habits, immunization status.

 

Review need for screening laboratory, mammography, bone density exams.


Review your current gynecologic situation, including contraception and hormone use.


Measurement of height, weight, blood pressure, other vital signs as needed.


Examination of multiple organ systems including thyroid, heart, lungs, breasts, abdomen, pelvis, bladder, rectum.


Obtain specimens as indicated and arrange for necessary screening or diagnostic tests.


Provide advice regarding general and gynecologic health issues identified through the process of the history and physical exam.


Provide referral to generalist or specialist physicians for non-gynecological health issues and assist in coordinating your care.


Provide the results and interpretation of any testing done by mail or phone.

Menopause consultation
For women preparing for or entering menopause, we provide a comprehensive review of your menstrual status, symptoms of decreased hormones, sexual function, and health risk factors. This is followed by a discussion of what you need to know about your health during this important transition in order to make appropriate health related decisions. This consultation is primarily focused on health counseling and requires the full appointment time. A physical examination will be scheduled separately if needed.

Annual Pap and Pelvic
This service is for women who
have a primary care doctor or other provider who does a yearly physical exam except for the gynecologic portion. The focus of this visit is the breast and pelvic exams and PAP smear.

Limited Gynecologic Examination

Review your past gynecologic history
Review your current gynecologic situation
Review need for mammography and Pap smear
Examination of the pelvis (will include breast exam if not done elsewhere)
Obtain specimens as indicated
Provide advice regarding gynecologic health issues identified through the history and physical exam

Gynecologic Problems
We evaluate and treat a wide variety of gynecologic problems.

For minor (is ANY gynecology problem minor?) problems such as bladder infections, vaginal discharge or sores, threatened miscarriage, new breast lumps, and STD (sexually transmitted disease) testing, we can usually schedule your visit within 24 hours.

More complicated problems requiring more time to evaluate should be scheduled in the usual manner. Our goal is to have appointments available within 1 - 2 weeks of the time of your call. Examples of these problems would include ongoing heavy or irregular bleeding, ongoing pelvic pain, urinary leakage, and difficulty in becoming pregnant.

Because appointment times are held to be able to see patients with gynecologic problems in a timely manner, routine physical exams may take up to 1 month to schedule.

Gynecologic Surgery
As an experienced gynecologic surgeon, I am able to offer a wide variety of surgical treatments for gynecologic problems. Surgery is reserved for those situations where there are not more conservative options, or where more conservative options have failed to correct the problem.

Outpatient (same-day) surgery is performed at Odessa Regional Medical Center or Medical Center Hospital. Examples include tubal ligation (permanent birth control by having tubes "tied"), D&C with hysteroscopy (looking inside the uterus and removing tissue for diagnosis or treatment of irregular bleeding), and laparoscopy (looking inside the abdomen and pelvis to evaluate pelvic pain or infertility).

Major surgery, requiring an overnight stay in the hospital, is usually performed at Basin Healthcare Center. Some conditions that may require surgery include endometriosis, pelvic mass, fibroids, or urinary leakage.

For certain problems, such as suspected cancer or reconstruction of tubes for infertility treatment, I work in conjunction with cancer and fertility specialists. It is my belief that my patients are best served by specialists in those cases.

 
 
 

 


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Hospital Ownership Disclosure:
Please carefully review the information contained in this notice. Odessa Regional Medical Center meets the definition of a “physician-owned hospital” under 42 CFR 489.3.  It is owned in part by physicians. Pamela A. McQuillin, M.D., is an investor at this facility. A list of physician owners is available from Odessa Regional Medical Center. You have the right to choose the provider of your health care services.  Although we believe that Odessa Regional Medical Center will be able to meet your needs, you have the option to use a facility other than Odessa Regional Medical Center. You will not be treated differently by your physician if you choose to use a different facility. To continue to use your physician, you must choose a facility where they have admitting privileges. If desired, your physician or any staff member can provide information about alternative health care providers and facilities. If you have any questions concerning this notice, please feel free to ask your physician or any representative of Odessa Regional Medical Center. We welcome you as a patient and value our relationship with you.