Postpartum Depression

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Special attributes and interests

    DR corio loves to listen to her patients. Difficult medical situations are what she deals with a good lot of her time. Practicing for 35 years has allowed her years of experience and compassion and wisdom to help deal with patient's medical conditions. Also, she is able to use her vast referral base to send patient's to the appropriate doctors needed for further consultations. 

   Dr corio has dedicated her professional life to helping woman and giving them the best gynecological care possible. She is always available, giving her patients her email and cellphone and textes back to patients the same day. Her staff is also as decimated- they have been giving above and beyond when it comes to taking care of my patients. 

 

Gynecologist, Midtown eastside, NY 

    Dr corio is a practicing obstetrician, gynecologist in New York City for over 35 years. After graduating college and medical school from Rutgers medical school in Newark, New Jersey, she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at mount Sinai hospital  in New York City in 1982. Board certified and a fellow of the American college of Ob/Gyn (FACOG), she began private practice in New York City affiliating with mount Sinai hospital.  As an assistant clinical professor, she was involved with teaching medical students and residents in Ob/Gyn. She continues to go to medical conferences to continue to be a pioneer in newest modalities affordable to patients. Teenagers to the elderly are seen in her office, and she continues to practice gynecology and first trimester obstetrics.  

 

MEER THE TEAM

   My gynecological staff consists of Mayra , my office manager of over 28 years- a medical technician who does everything in our office that is needed to be done  Luz, also a medical technician is involved in everything as well. They answer phones, make appointments, precertify  medication, and tests that are needed to be preformed. They draw blood, deal with insurances prescriptions on the computer, and much more. Cathy is my right hand man, and will take care of patients as well, get charts, reports and speak to patients on the phones as well.  Lastly, Inna is my sonography who works by my side throughout my office hours to do gynecologic as well as first trimester ultrasounds. It is a very valuable part of my visit with my patients answering many questions as to what a patient is going through.  All of my staff what to be involved with patient care - they love to hear about the patients lives and talk with them about all their medical needs.  They truly reflect dr corio's warmth and love for her patients.

 

services medical

     The services that are offered at our midtown east side  office 

    A complete physical exam ever time a patient is seen for her first visit and yearly visit which includes blood pressure, full body exam- thyroid, breast, heart, lungs, abdominal and pelvic exams. PAP and HPV screening and STD screening if indicated. 12 hour fasting bloods if needed which includes cholesterol, triglycerides, cardiac profile, CBC, thyroid profile, HgbA1C, cardiac CRP,folate, B12, Vit D, and other indicated tests.   Contraception and perimenopause, menopause and postmenopausal counseling, along with vaginal and urinary issues. 

Specaialized care

  colposcopy- if an abnormal PAP/HPV

endometrial biopsy

D&C/ hysteroscopy

pelvic ultasound(TVS)

evaluation and treatment of vulvodynia/painful intercours

cancer diagnosis and management 

BRCA testing as well as other genetic testing applicable to patients history

 

Perimenopausse

 dr corio's special interest in perimenopause started very early in her practice.  She began to see patients who were complaining  of different perimenopauSal symptoms but there was not a diagnosis known at that time.She  decided to write a book on perimenopause and it was a great success  The Change Before the Change - Everything you Need to know to stay healthy in the decade before menopause- became a classic..  Dr corio appeared on TV shows, radio shows and spoke in front of many female and ,male audiences that were excited to hear about perimenopause 

The Change Before The Change --my book 

How do I know if I,m in perimenopause.

The first sign of perimenopause- abnormal bleeding 

hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats

foggy brain 

sexual changes and vaginal atrophy

skin and hair changes with perimenopause

fertility and perimenopause 

ostoporosis and osteopenia

heart changes due to menopause

your thyroid gland affected by menopause 

breast changes and breast cancer risk

how to deal with gynecological issues that Change with menopause 

and lastly, how to have a healthy and easy transition through perimnopause

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Considering the many chemical changes that happen before, during and after childbirth, it really should come as no surprise that many pregnant women and new mothers experience confusing mood swings. While this is normal, there does come a point when the sadness has lasted long enough and been severe enough to cause concern.

What Sets Postpartum Depression Apart?

It is completely normal for new mothers to have mood swings, sadness, irritability, trouble sleeping and anxiety -­ some people call these the “baby blues.” However, when a new mother's symptoms go on to include severe mood swings, withdrawal from friends and family, fatigue, intense anger and a lack of interest in life, something more serious may be the cause: postpartum depression. Postpartum depression can even cause thoughts about hurting yourself or your baby.

Postpartum depression affects 10­-15% of women every year, making it a very common condition. Postpartum depression isn't the mother's fault, but she and her family may suffer if she doesn't receive the treatment she needs.

If you begin to see things that aren’t there or feel confused and paranoid, you may be suffering from a more rare and severe postpartum psychological disorder, and should contact a doctorimmediately.

Causes of Postpartum Depression

No one is 100 percent sure what causes some women to get postpartum depression while others slide into motherhood blissfully. However, doctors think that the condition can be worsened by:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Lack of sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Lifestyle changes while caring for a newborn
  • Genetic predisposition

Women who have a history of depression, who are undergoing a stressful period, who lack a strong support systems, or whose pregnancy was unintended are at an increased risk, though postpartum depression can happen to anyone.

If you think you may be suffering from postpartum depression, you aren't alone, and there is hope. Call your doctor if your symptoms don't lessen within two weeks, if they are getting worse, or if you are having a difficult time doing routine tasks and caring for yourself and your baby. Call your doctor immediately if you are thinking about harming yourself or your baby.

Treatment

Treatments for postpartum depression range the gamut from counseling and talk therapy to medications such as antidepressants. Your doctor may also recommend simple lifestyle changes to improve your symptoms, but, make no mistake, postpartum depression must be treated by a doctor.

Postpartum depression is a serious condition that can last for months or even years if not treated. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. If you think you may be experiencing symptoms such as those listed above, call your OB/GYN today.


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