Welcome to the website of Women's Health Associates, PC, the practice of Dr. Elizabeth Garreau and Dr. Theresa Soto. We are an all-female, board certified physician group practicing Gynecology and Obstetrics where our physicians each have at least 15 years of experience. We believe in a team approach with an emphasis on patient information and responsible decision-making in a supportive environment.
Special areas of interest are management of abnormal pap smears, diagnosis and treatment of abnormal/heavy periods and fibroids, minimally invasive surgeries, hormone replacement therapy - both conventional and bio-identical therapies - and menopause issues. Our obstetric care is provided exclusively by our two physicians; we do not employ physician assistants or nurse practitioners.
General health maintenance is recommended for all of our patients. We provide routine annual Well Woman Examinations which include state-of-the-art Thin Prep pap smears and HPV co-testing for enhanced early diagnosis of cervical disease, Gardasil HPV vaccination for our young patients, contraceptive management (including the newest products on the market, Implanon and Essure), breast exams, perimenopause/menopause management, and prevention and care of sexually transmitted infections. In addition, we are trained in cutting- edge procedures including laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy, diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, Essure sterilization and Novasure endometrial ablation.
We have in-office ability to perform LEEP, dilation and curettage, hysteroscopy, Essure sterilization, Novasure endometrial ablation, labiaplasty (labial trimming) and perineoplasty (vaginal tightening). We have an arrangement with Fairfax Surgical Center for modified abdominoplasty (Mini Tummy Tucks) that can be done on an outpatient basis. Please ask us about these procedures if you are interested!
For nutritional products to target your wellness needs, you can find pure Omega-3/Fish Oil supplements, Phyto-Vit daily vitamins with antioxidants and healthy weight loss products on our wellness website at: www.WHAwellnessSource.com. To refresh your appearance, in office Botox and Restylane treatments are also available.
We are proud of the personalized obstetric care we provide our patients. Our physicians see pregnancy as an individual experience for each woman and we encourage the maintenance of a healthy normal lifestyle during pregnancy. A full term vaginal delivery is anticipated for each patient unless medical complications arise that necessitate a cesarean delivery. We support vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) for appropriate candidates.
Our office is an intimate setting where staff and patients get to know one another quite well over the course of the pregnancy. The physicians follow standard American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) protocols for obstetric care. In addition to managing and monitoring routine healthy pregnancies, we manage higher risk pregnancies including gestational diabetes, incompetent cervix, hypertensive disease of pregnancy, twin pregnancy, clotting disorders in pregnancy, pre-term labor and growth restriction. We have a very close relationship with the Perinatal Specialists at Fairfax Hospital with whom we consult frequently on complicated cases.
Our office uses electronic medical records and electronic prescribing for maximum efficiency and optimal patient care. WHA employs some Spanish speaking staff and Dr. Garreau is fluent in French. We welcome patients of all cultures and backgrounds.