Welcome to South Shore Women's Health

At South Shore Women's Health we provide comprehensive Gynecologic, Pregnancy, Midwifery and Well Woman Care services on Boston's South Shore, with offices in Weymouth, Whitman, and Plymouth. Our practice consists of six Obstetrician Gynecologists, four Nurse Practitioners, one Midwife and three Physician Assistants.

We provide a full range of gynecologic care including routine exams, preconceptual counseling, pap smear evaluation, STD screening, birth control counseling, the evaluation of abnormal menstrual cycles, PMS treatment, and menopause care.

Our philosophy is one of patient education and provider-patient teamwork to reach our common goal (your good health!) All patients may choose to see either a physician or a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant as their primary provider. We are affiliated with South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. We hope this web site will answer some of your questions about South Shore Women's Health and your health.

Patient Rights and Concerns

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Coronavirus and You

South Shore Women’s Health’s Policy Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID19)

 The safety and health of our patients, staff and community will always be our first priority.  At this time, South Shore Women’s Health continues to ensure every effort to minimize exposure and reduce transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID19).   It is important to stay home if you are sick to prevent spreading the virus. 

We respectfully request that you follow the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Health recommendations by coming to your appointment alone and wearing a mask/scarf to cover your nose and mouth to protect those around you.  All patients are to wear masks in common spaces, such as waiting rooms, patient rooms, and hallways. All of the staff at South Shore Women’s Health will be wearing masks to protect you as well.

The CDC advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings can be fashioned from household items and made at home from common materials at low cost. Click on the link below for more information and tutorials on how to make a homemade face covering.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

 

Please help us protect our vulnerable patient population by asking yourself these questions before coming in for your appointment:

 

Do you have symptoms?

  • Cough
  • Fever (temperature above 100.4 degrees)
  • Shortness of breath, or lower respiratory infection symptoms

 

Have you had potential exposure?

  • Have you, a family member, or co-worker traveled internationally (or been in contact with someone who has traveled internationally) within the last 14 days?
    • If yes, where? Have you traveled to/from or through: China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran?
  • Have you had contact with anyone with a laboratory confirmed case of Covid-19 (Coronavirus)?

 

If you answer YES to any of the above questions, please call the clinic so we can assess risk. It will be important to know when travel/exposure may have occurred, or if you are experiencing any symptoms.  If South Shore Women’s Health assesses you to be at risk, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment to a future date for the safety of our staff and patients.  You may be asked to be cleared by another doctor, and the Department of Public Health will be contacted.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing can only be determined by the State Department of Public Health.

Refer to the CDC website for updates regarding the Coronavirus, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

 

Coronavirus is similar to a common cold and/or flu.  It is spread from person to person through droplets in the air usually from a sneeze or cough.  The most effective way to protect yourself and your family is to avoid exposure.  Some effective measures include:

  • Wash your hands often using soap and water for no less than 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a mask or tissue
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as door knobs, handles, phones, etc.

 

Telemedicine Visits

Our providers are accepting Telemedicine visits and are happy to accommodate you with any concerns. Please call the office if you are interested in a telemedicine appointment.  We may also be contacting you to change your scheduled appointment to a telemedicine appointment if appropriate.  Providers have set aside this time to listen and to address your concerns.  We respectfully ask that you contact the office if you need to cancel or reschedule your telemedicine or office visit 24 hours prior to your appointment.

 

Temporary Closure of our Whitman Office

At this time, we are temporarily closing our Whitman location of South Shore Women’s Health to ensure every effort to minimize exposure and reduce transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID19). Please know that our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, including best practices for hygiene, infection control and medical professional team health. We feel confident in our ability to continue seeing patients and providing gynecologic and obstetric care. This measure is for the safety and health of our patients, staff and community as this will always be our first priority. We will continue to see our OB and problem visits and are consolidating all patients and staff to our Weymouth and Plymouth locations. If you have an upcoming appointment in the Whitman office that needs to be rescheduled during this closure our office will be in contact with you. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope everyone stays healthy during this time of concern.

 

Visitor Restrictions at South Shore Hospital

Keeping patients, families, colleagues, and the South Shore community safe is South Shore Hospital's top priority. Reducing the spread of infectious disease is a key part of maintaining the safety of South Shore Hospital.
 
In an effort to keep everyone safe, temporary visitor restrictions have been put in place until further notice. These restrictions are effective Friday, March 6.
 
For more information on South Shore Hospital's temporary visitor restrictions, please click on the link below.
 

 

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