Women's Clinic

The Women's Clinic provides confidential examinations, treatment, and information regarding all women's health issues. The Women's Clinic is staffed by Dr. Wendy Blank, a board certified gynecologist; Amanda Garman, APRN, nurse practitioner; Melinda Bowen, RN, clinic coordinator; and skilled nurses.

Services Available

Complete annual physical exams "Well Woman Exams"

  • A Well Woman Exam is an important part of medical care.
    • This exam includes counseling about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks. A physical examination is performed that includes a breast exam, pelvic exam and other indicated testing.
  • How to prepare for a well woman exam
    1. Make sure that is has been one year since your last well woman exam. If it has not and you need more birth control please make an appointment with the women's clinic nurse.
    2. Schedule the appointment when you are not menstruating (not during you menstrual period) and have not had anything in your vagina for at least 2 days (this includes any vaginal medication, douching and sex. It does NOT include your NuvaRing, please leave it in place.

Pap smear according to current recommendations.

Evaluation, specialized testing and treatment of abnormal pap smear results according to current guidelines.

  • Please schedule an appointment with a Women's Clinic provider if you have any questions about an abnormal pap smear result.

Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections for men and women.

  • If you are concerned about symptoms you are having, please call immediately for an appointment with a provider.
  • If you are not having any symptoms and would like STD screening, you will need an appointment with a women's clinic nurse. Screening often does not require a physical exam and results may be available the same day.
  • STD information from CDC

Contraceptive counseling and prescribing

  • Please call to schedule an appointment to review contraceptive options and obtain a prescription. A physical exam is not required for initiation of most forms of contraception.
  • Menu of Contraceptive Options at Lafene.

Emergency Contraception

  • Plan B One-Step is available over-the-counter without age restrictions to men and women. Plan B One-Step can be taken up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. Ella is a prescription only option that can be taken up to 120 hours after the unprotected sex. Ella is more effective than Plan B One-Step. Ella may be a better option for women taking emergency contraception more than 72 hours after unprotected sex. If you have questions about emergency contraception, please ask your healthcare provider call Lafene's Women's Clinic at 532-6544.
  • Plan B One-Step
    • Available at Lafene pharmacy for less than $30.

Evaluation of many women's health concerns including

  • Menstrual concerns
  • Breast issues/concerns
  • Vaginal concerns
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Human sexuality issues/sexual concerns.

Pregnancy Services

  • Pregnancy test
  • Pregnancy options counseling and referral
  • Preconception planning and education

HPV Vaccine information

  • Those without insurance coverage for the HPV vaccine may make an appointment with the women's clinic nurse for information regarding cost assistance.
  • www.cdc.hpv.vaccine.html

Counseling and referral for sexual assault concerns or personal safety issues

Scheduling an Appointment

Appointments are required. To make an appointment please call Lafene front desk at 532-6544. If you are unsure what type of appointment you need you can ask to speak with a nurse in the women's clinic about your symptoms and concerns. If you do not want to speak about a private concern over the phone you can request an appointment for a "personal consult".

A limited number of same day appointments are available for urgent health issues.

Dr. Blank and Amanda Garman

Dr. Wendy Blank (left) and Amanda Garman, Nurse Practitioner (right)
 

Room 253

785.532.6544