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Best Ob Gyn in Austin? Jul 3rd, 2020

We are blessed to live in a city with some truly great doctors. We feel like we have some in our practice with Dr Thoppil and Dr Shepherd.   Dr Thoppil is a 5 time Austin Monthly Top Doctor. He is also a 2 time Texas Monthly Super Doctor. Both...

COVID and Fertility Plans May 8th, 2020

These certainly are unprecedented times.  Our country has been shut down by an invisible virus.  We are learning more daily about this virus but the unknown sometimes is the scariest thing of all.   We are often asked by our patients "Should I wait to try to get pregnant"? Here...

Telehealth Visits Apr 9th, 2020

In an effort to keep our patients safe during the COVID 19 public health crisis, our office is offering different ways to evaluate patient problems and concerns without requiring an in-office visit.  If you are interested in a telemedicine appointment, please call the office to see if your concern is...

Good Health From Head to Toe Sep 13th, 2019

During the course of a busy week, it’s easy to overlook good health practices you know areimportant. For example, you might skip a meal or two to keep pace at the office, or maybesacrifice a few hours of sleep to get ready for that big staff meeting. It’s not such...

Brain Fog and Menopause Dec 23rd, 2018

The New York times recently published a story about the menopause transition and brain fog. Dr. Devi, a psychiatrist in NY, published her experience in our main medical journal.  She found that many women had mental decline during the menopausal transition that may even be similar to that of dementia....

In Office Surgery Sep 25th, 2018

So what is the advantage of doing a surgery in office?  The main benefit is it is usually quite a bit cheaper.  Historically for minor surgical procedures like D&C (heavy bleeding), hysterscopy (looking into the uterus with a camera),  LEEPs (excision of cervix), and uterine ablations (treatment of heavy menses)...

Weight gain while pregnant Aug 30th, 2018

Weight gain in pregnancy recommendations have changed over the years. Used to be the that doctors told patients "you are eating for two" and gave encouragement to gain lots of weight. We now know that excess weight gain can increase risks of Cesarean section, maternal obesity, diabetes, preeclampsia and possible...

Alcohol and Pregnancy: A dangerous cocktail Jul 10th, 2018

Despite ongoing debate among physicians and scientists about whether an occasional sip of wine or beer may harm a fetus, mixing pregnancy and alcohol can prove a toxic cocktail to swallow. That’s the caution from obstetrician/gynecologist, John Thoppil, MD, director of River Place Obstetrics/Gynecology, in Austin, Texas, who sides with...

Exercise in Pregnancy Jun 28th, 2018

In most cases, exercising during pregnancy is safe and even recommended. Women who were physically active before becoming pregnant can generally continue to be active – though perhaps not at the same level – as long as it is comfortable and there are no complicating factors. Those who did not...

Coconut Oil Jun 27th, 2018

Can you Really use Coconut Oil for Everything?   Coconut oil has become a popular home remedy for multiple physical complaints including vaginal dryness. The vagina is a delicate microenvironment that is sensitive to pH changes. Using products in the vagina can affect the pH and overall health of the...

Learn About Vaginal Rejuvenation May 24th, 2018

Does your special area feel a little different?  For women struggling with vaginal issues in their postpartum or postmenopausal phase, a touch of radiofrequency (RF) energy may be all that’s needed – and just what the doctor ordered.Considered a “trendy catch-all” term by some health professionals, “vaginal rejuvenation” refers to...