Gynecology Specialist

Norma C. Salceda, MD, F.A.C.O.G. -  - OB-GYN

Saint Ana Women's Medical Clinic

Norma C. Salceda, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

OB-GYN located in Harvard Heights, Los Angeles, CA & Pacoima, CA

Dr. Norma C. Salceda believes in a personalized approach to women’s health. She wants women to feel comfortable and strives to build trust with her patients. She is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and an assistant clinical professor at UCLA. Dr. Salceda provides care in her offices in Pacoima and Los Angeles.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is the field of medicine dedicated to keeping a woman’s reproductive system healthy. Though you should have a gynecologist even when well, a gynecologist is more specialized than a primary care doctor. Most gynecologists are also obstetricians, and they monitor your pregnancy before the arrival of your baby.

Which services does a gynecologist provide?

Gynecologists provide preventive care, such as Well-Woman exams. These might include regular screening tests such as a pap smear, breast exam, and a pelvic exam. The exam also provides the opportunity for you to discuss any concerns with your gynecologist, such as fertility issues or questions about abnormal rashes.

A gynecologist also works to treat any disorders or conditions you have, such as endometriosis, genital warts, and yeast infections. Services can also include the following.

  • Following up on a pap smear with abnormal results.
  • Discussing concerns over fertility and performing basic infertility tests.
  • Diagnosing and treating menopause.
  • Identifying possible causes of irregular or missed periods and working to correct the situation.

How should someone choose a gynecologist?

Your gynecologist can be by your side during many of the most important events in your life. Gynecologists are also key in helping you get well and screening for early detection of diseases such as cancers related to women. For these reasons, your choice of gynecologists is an important decision.

Be sure to select a gynecologist who is board-certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Also, use your gut feeling to decide whether you feel you can trust and be open with your gynecologist. You need to be able to communicate openly with your gynecologist on potentially sensitive topics. It may take a few tries to find the right gynecologist for you, but the effort can be worthwhile and even life-saving.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Dr. Salceda accepts medical, family pact, contracted with a lot of PPO and HMO. The office will be happy to bill your insurance company directly to maximize your benefits and minimize out of pocket expense. Please feel free to contact any of the 3 locations if you have any questions regarding insurance.

List of contracted PPO
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Health Net
Great West
United Heath Care

List of contracted HMO (requires authorization)
Community Family Care IPA
Angeles IPA
Premier Physician Network
Health Care LA
Employee Health Systems
Prudent Medical Group
Mission Community IPA
Prospect Medical Group
Regal Medical Group

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Health Net
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