Biography & Education

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  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

First Hill Birth Center
Minor & James Medical
Nordstrom Tower
1229 Madison St., Suite 1500
Seattle 98104
Fax 260-292-7967
Monday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Wednesday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Request An Appointment Online Friday 8:30 to 3:30
Minor & James Medical
Bellevue Commons
1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B250
Bellevue 98004
Fax 425-456-3668
Tuesday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Request An Appointment Online
Accepting New Patients



When should I have my first pelvic exam?

October 18, 2013
A good time to schedule a visit with a gynecologist (or women’s health specialist) is when you first have problems or concerns with menstrual periods, including premenstrual moods, acne around menses, vaginal discharge or any other cyclic discomfort. That appointment will involve a conversation about what is bothering you and may include a pelvic exam or may not.  Likely the doctor will ask you questions and together you will decide whether or not an exam is necessary. Around age 13, even if you feel fine and are just wondering when you should come in for a routine exam, is a good time to schedule an appointment to discuss your female health, contraception and screening for sexually transmitted infection.  Vaccinations may be recommended if you have not already received routine immunizations. Some of the things that may be discussed include your health history, family health history, your habits with regard to diet and exercise, smoking or any drug use and sexual activities.&nbs...


Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy (Laparoscopic)
  • Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy (Robotic)
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervix Dysplasia
  • Colposcopy
  • da Vinci (Robot-Assisted Surgery)
  • DES Daughters
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Family Planning
  • Fibroids
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Gynecological Surgery (Robotic)
  • Gynecology
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy (Laparascopic Supracervical)
  • Hysterectomy (Robotic)
  • Hysterectomy Total (Laparascopic)
  • Hysterectomy Vaginal (Laparoscopic-assisted)
  • Hysteroscopic Ablation
  • Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Irregular Periods
  • IUD Insertion
  • Menopause
  • Menorraghia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Minor and James Seattle Women s Clinic
  • Myomectomy (Hysteroscopic)
  • Myomectomy (Laparascopic)
  • Myomectomy (Robotic)
  • Ovarian Cyst Removal
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Floor Problems
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Prolapse
  • Pelvic Relaxation Surgery
  • Pelvic Support Problems
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Women's Health