For many women in their 40s and 50s, annual well-woman check-ups have become a thing of the past. Since these patients are often past childbearing years and gynecologists rarely address issues they are genuinely concerned about – period problems, low libido, pain during intercourse, leaky bladder issues – this yearly check up is no longer a top priority.
Dr. Burt Webb, a Scottsdale-based board-certified gynecologist specializing in women’s health and intimate wellness, suggests women of all ages should schedule annual exams, which are vital to feminine health, no matter the age of the patient.
“Many patients come to my office because they don’t feel heard at their regular doctor,” says Dr. Webb. “There is a great level of frustration for patients who cannot find solutions to health issues like pain during intercourse and urinary incontinence that are negatively impacting their lives. This was the catalyst for designing my practice to address these real concerns and provide non-invasive options for increasing the patient’s quality of life.”
Dr. Webb estimates 75% of the women who visit his office have issues with pain during intercourse, low libido, increased vaginal dryness, and leaky bladders. These issues are so common that Dr. Webb has developed the only intimate wellness clinic in the Valley for women, men and couples.
“Women’s health treatment options have progressed significantly in the last decade,” says Dr. Webb. “There are now non-surgical techniques like Femilift, Viveve, the O shot and Cliovana, that can be done painlessly in the office in just a few minutes to help with vaginal lubrication, improved sensation and increased orgasms. These are game-changers for most patients.”
Dr. Webb attributes many female issues with vaginal childbirth, which is very hard on a woman’s body.
“The trauma to the vagina, stretching of tissues, tearing of muscles as well as damage to nerves and blood vessels in the region, creates many unwelcome and long-lasting effects,” says Dr. Webb. “There is typically a loss of elasticity, vaginal dryness and decreased sensation. These issues can have a significant impact on sexual enjoyment for women and their partners and can make a woman feel less confident and less attractive.”
To assure each patient’s needs are met, Dr. Webb starts every new patient appointment with a private consultation about the individual’s issues and concerns. At his clinic, there is a lab and ultrasound machine to assure privacy and convenience. Once lab work is completed, the doctor reviews findings with the patient and begins to develop a course of action. Nutritional counseling is typically discussed as well as hormone replacement treatments, including hormone creams, pellets and/or shots.
Dr. Webb is one of Arizona’s most recognized doctors in women’s health and intimate wellness, including hormone replacement and incontinence. He is passionate about helping women of all ages with painful and heavy periods, pelvic problems like endometriosis, ovarian cysts and difficulty becoming pregnant. He is also an expert in the area of bioidentical hormones with more than 30 years of experience and cosmetic gynecology, helping the vagina and labia look and function better. He also offers free B-complex or weight loss shots with new appointments.
For more information about Dr. Webb, or to schedule an appointment, contact him at Vitality MDs, located at 8415 N. Pima Road, Suite 210 in Scottsdale at 480-210-9611 or Inside Out Aesthetics, 10900 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 608, in Scottsdale, at 480-307-9901. You can also find him on social media at Facebook.com/DrBurtWebbScottsdale and Instagram.com/drburtwebbgyn.