Fuller Ashley Elizabeth

Ashley Elizabeth Fuller, MD


Specialties
  • Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
1101 Madison St.
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104
206-215-6300
1912100116

General Information


Biography
Empowering women to make choices through education and partnership.
Specialties
  • Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Associations
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Junior Fellow
Personal Interests
Cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling

Publications

Blog

Do self breast exams matter?

September 12, 2012

Self breast exams: to do or not to do?

Remember when there were monthly emails you could sign up for to remind you and your friends to do your self breast exams at home? Remember seeing the news anchors talking about their monthly self breast exams in an attempt to remind you to do your breast “due diligence?” What happened to self breast exams and are they still important?

Initially, self breast exams were recommended as a screening tool to help early detection of breast cancer. Unfortunately long-term studies have not confirmed that they actually live up to their hype. Two large studies looking at over 200,000 women in both Russia and China didn’t show any difference in breast cancer mortality after 15 years between the women who were ...

What is Telehealth and telemedicine?

March 14, 2012

TeleHealth programs use secure video connections, high definition imaging and other sophisticated technologies to allow specialists at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center to diagnose and propose treatment options for patients who are not sitting in the same exam room, hospital room or emergency department as the Swedish physician. Advancements in medical technology and online security suggest there are endless opportunities to expand access to care through telehealth.

In both urban and rural areas of Washington, transportation issues and physician shortages pose significant challenges for patients who require specialized care. Studies show patients benefit from the improved access to teams of highly qualified physicians that telehealth provides.
TeleHealth

  • Assures patients access to care when they need it and when time is critical for diagnosing and treating serious conditions
  • Allows specialist physicians to practice more efficiently while supporting commu...

Are You Up to Date on Your Pap Smear?

March 05, 2012

Recent changes to Pap guidelines may have you wondering when exactly you need to have a pap smear and in turn, how often you really need an annual exam with your gynecologist. Here I’m going to review the new pap guidelines so you can determine if you are up to date! Of course, every patient should check with their physician about what they recommend regarding the timing of cervical cancer screening because some specific populations may have different recommendations. These are just the general guidelines.

Pap smears are a screening test for cervical cancer. They have helped decrease the incidence of cervical cancer by more than 50% in the last 30 years. Over the last decade we’ve also begun testing for HPV (or Human Papillomavirus) which is by far the most common cause of abnormal pap smears and cervical cancer. It is an incredibly common sexually transmitted virus that can be spread by genital to genital contact but also oral to genital and manual to genital contact. It has been e...

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Gynecology
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal cerclage
  • abdominal cramps
  • abnormal pap
  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • abortion
  • abortion information
  • adnexal mass
  • adolescent medicine
  • advanced maternal age
  • amenorrhea
  • anemia of pregnancy
  • annual gynecological examination
  • anovulation
  • anovulatory bleeding
  • asymptomatic bacturia
  • atrophic vaginitis
  • atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance
  • atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance pap smear
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • bartholin's cyst
  • benign breast lump
  • bicornuate uterus
  • birth control
  • breast examination
  • breast lump
  • candidiasis of vagina
  • cervical biopsy
  • cervical conization
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervical funneling
  • cervical incompetence
  • cervical insufficiency
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • cervical polyp
  • chlamydia-female only
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • clomid
  • cold knife cone biopsy of cervix
  • colposcopy
  • condylomata acuminata
  • dermoid cyst
  • diabetes in pregnancy
  • diabetic and newly pregnant
  • dilation and curettage
  • dyspareunia
  • dysuria
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • endometrial ablation
  • endometrial biopsy
  • endometrial hyperplasia
  • endometrioma
  • endometriosis
  • endometritis
  • essure contraceptive
  • family planning
  • female anorgasmia
  • female genital problems
  • fibroid removal
  • fibroids
  • first trimester screening
  • follicular cyst of ovary
  • galactocele
  • genital herpes, female
  • genital warts
  • hellp syndrome
  • history of severe preeclampsia
  • hiv in pregnancy
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hot flashes
  • human papilloma virus
  • hydatiform mole
  • hydrosalpinx
  • hyperemesis
  • hysterectomy
  • hysterosalpingogram
  • hysteroscopy
  • imperforate hymen
  • implanon
  • incomplete abortion
  • infertility
  • intrauterine device
  • intrauterine growth restriction fetus
  • irregular menstruation
  • labial adhesions
  • laceration of vagina
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • laparoscopic lysis of peritoneal adhesions
  • laparoscopy
  • leiomyoma
  • lichen sclerosis
  • mastodynia
  • menometrorrhagia
  • menopause
  • menorrhagia
  • missed abortion
  • missed periods
  • nexplanon
  • oligomenorrhea
  • operations on cul-de-sac
  • oral contraceptive counseling
  • ovarian cyst
  • ovarian failure
  • ovarian mass
  • ovarian torsion
  • paget's disease of vulva
  • painful periods
  • pap smear
  • paratubal cyst
  • partial hysterectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • pelvic floor exercise
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • pelvic mass
  • pelvic varicose veins
  • perimenopause
  • perinatal mental health
  • permanent sterilization
  • pessary
  • placental disorders
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • post partum check-up
  • post partum mastitis
  • postcoital bleeding
  • postmenopausal bleeding
  • preconception counseling
  • preeclampsia
  • pregnancy
  • pregnancy counseling
  • premature adrenarche
  • premature ovarian failure
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • prenatal care
  • prenatal testing
  • preterm labor
  • preterm premature rupture of membranes
  • previous stillbirth
  • primary amenorrhea
  • prophylactic oophorectomy
  • recurrent pregnancy loss
  • recurrent urinary tract infection
  • routine gynecological care
  • salpingo-oophoritis
  • secondary amenorrhea
  • selective estrogen receptor modulation
  • severe preeclampsia
  • sexual dysfunction
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • shortened cervix
  • spontaneous abortion
  • squamous intraepithelial neoplasia
  • surgical sterilization
  • tubal ligation
  • tubal ligation reversal
  • tubo-ovarian abscess
  • urinary tract infection
  • uterine bleeding
  • uterine fibroid embolization counseling
  • uterine lining removal
  • uterine polyp
  • uterine prolapse
  • uterine surgery
  • uterovaginal prolapse
  • vaginal abscess
  • vaginal atrophy
  • vaginal biopsy
  • vaginal birth after caesarean section
  • vaginal bleeding
  • vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy
  • vaginal candidiasis
  • vaginal discharge
  • vaginal dryness
  • vaginal hysterectomy
  • vaginal infections
  • vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
  • vaginal irritation
  • vaginismus
  • vaginitis
  • vasomotor symptoms
  • vulvar abscess
  • vulvar disease
  • vulvar dysplasia
  • vulvar vestibulitis
  • vulvodynia
  • vulvovaginitis
  • water birth
  • water birth information
  • women's health
1101 Madison St.
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104
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