My first visit with an obstetrician/gynecologist as a young woman inspired me to become a doctor. It was wonderful, but I didn’t realize it until I had more experience. A woman’s first gynecologic exam can color how she looks at her health care for a lifetime. I work hard to ensure that teens and young women have a good experience with their first and subsequent exams. I love the teaching part of health care and enjoy sharing information with my patients. I believe in integrating holistic therapies into my practice if that interests my patient. Holistic medicine is where it all began, so its like getting back to the basics of medical practice. I have a special interest in obstetrics and hormone replacement therapy, as well as caring for teens and the mentally challenged patient. As a mother of twin girls, I understand every stage of pregnancy and what women go through. I love sharing this journey with my patients.
Dr. Khan treats women of all ages, from puberty to their post-menopausal years. "Every patient is unique and I enjoy getting to know each of them and building a trusting relationship." "I believe in health education and I want my patients to understand what is going on with their body. But after a diagnosis, the first information comes directly from me as I sit down with my patient and have a conversation about her condition and treatment. We share in the decision-making once she understands what her choices are."
Dr. Khan is a mother herself and understands the concerns women have when they are pregnant. "I like to share in the excitement of first-time moms and provide the support they need. I remind them that pregnancy is not a disease, but a normal and natural stage of life. I prefer that my patients experience their labor pain free, so they can enjoy the experience of bringing a new life into the world. However, I will explain all of the childbirth options that are available and support my patient in whatever her choice might be." In addition to English, Dr. Khan is fluent is Spanish, Urdu and Hindi.
Dr. Lin brings many years of experience to the new NorthBay OB/GYN practice, both in private practice and as a physician for Monterey County, where he specialized in high-risk obstetric cases.
"I have worked with a diverse range of patient populations," Dr. Lin Says. "I like to get to know my patients over a long time, and my approach to my patient's care is a proactive one."
Dr. Lin specializes in urogynecology (incontinence procedures) as well as infertility and obstetrics.
As an OB/Gyn, I have the unique ability to care for and treat women through all of their life stages from adolescence to motherhood to menopause and beyond. My initial interest in the field came from the ability to share in the awe-inspiring process of childbirth, but quickly grew to encompass all of women’s health. I believe that a strong physician-patient relationship is an integral component to the overall health of a woman. I am open and straightforward with my patients, providing them with information and education so that they can be active partners in their healthcare. I have a special interest in new contraceptive technology and helping my patients find the birth control method that is safe and fits their lifestyle. I also have interest in helping to educate our future physicians. I was a clinical instructor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northeast Ohio Medical University during my residency. I have also been active in patient education research and won best resident research in OB/Gyn in 2011.
As a Women's Health Specialist, my interests include perimenopause, menopause and hormone therapy; prevention and treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis; contraceptive counseling; female sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain and vulvovaginal disorders; office-based gynecologic procedures (colposcopy, IUD, biopsy), preventive medicine and women's cardiovascular health.
I want my patients to understand the effects of menopause on their overall health. Loss of the female hormone estrogen can weaken a woman's bones, increase cholesterol levels that contribute to coronary artery disease, cause emotional changes, vaginal changes, and urinary tract changes.
I offer my patients hormone therapy, including the FDA-approved bio-identical hormone therapy.
I am a strong believer in patient education and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Whitley is an expert in women’s health and looks forward to developing lasting relationships with her patients at the new Women’s Health Center in Fairfield.
Prior to coming to the Center for Primary Care, Dr. Whitley was a hospitalist with Sound Inpatient Physicians at NorthBay Medical Center. She joined the Women’s Health Center at the Center for Primary Care to return to outpatient medicine and help establish this new program. “I want to help provide more holistic care for women, which I believe we can achieve through the WHC’s multi-disciplinary team – internal medicine, OB/GYN, family practice, weight loss and possibly skin care.”
Dr. Whitley is a mother to three children and believes this helps her better understand many of her patients’ daily struggles. She enjoys hearing her patients’ individual stories, and does encourage them to take more control over their own health. “Healthcare professionals are here to provide an expert opinion, advice based on advanced knowledge, and experience.
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