Vaginal Treatment 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

As an assistant clinical professor in OB/GYN at UCLA, Dr. Nancy Salceda MD, FACOG teaches others about diagnosing and treating women’s health problems. As a physician, she is able to provide comprehensive vaginal treatment services to women of all ages. She has affiliations with major hospital networks such as the California Hospital Medical Center, and operates out of five offices for your convenience.

Vaginal Treatment Q & A

What falls under the category of vaginal treatment service?

This refers to any condition or disease process that affects the genital area. Some examples of possible diagnoses include:

  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vaginal infections
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal, or bladder, prolapse

These are just a few of the conditions that might send you to an OB/GYN. Many people relate this type of specialty with pregnancy, but a gynecologist treats a variety of women's health issues.

What to expect when you see a gynecologist?

If you have never had a gynecological exam, you might be wondering what is going to happen. The exact process will depend on your reason for needing the appointment, but there are some standard procedures.

Medical history – Before you get started, a member of the staff will talk to you about your health and lifestyle. If this is your first exam, make sure to mention it.

Physical exam – The doctor may or may not due a pelvic exam, but there will be at least a physical assessment. A physical in the gynecologist’s office is about the same as it would be with a general practitioner or family doctor. The physician will listen to your heart and lungs, probe your abdomen and exam you for any abnormalities.

In addition, a gynecologist will examine your external genitalia and breasts to ensure they are healthy.

What is a pelvic exam?

A pelvic exam allows the doctor to see beyond just the external genitalia using a speculum. She may also take a cell sample from the cervix to get a microscopic view looking for cancer growth.

A pelvic involves palpitation, or feeling, of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. This is done by inserting one or two fingers into the vagina and pressing down on the abdomen to feel for swelling or growths. 

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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