Category Archives: News

Dr. Kessler often contributes to local publications. Some examples of those articles and topics as well as other important information about our practice will be posted here.

Breast Self-Awareness: Screenings and Exams

One out of every 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, and breast cancer accounts for 27% of all new cancers diagnosed in women.  Therefore, this is a very important topic for every woman to be aware of.  Screening for breast cancer traditionally involves 3 components: self breast exams and breast awareness, clinical…
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Understanding Your Abnormal Pap Smear

A pap smear is a screening tool for cervical cancer.  The cervix is the opening to the uterus, and is located at the top of the vagina. The cells on the cervix are continuously changing, and they can develop abnormalities or pre-cancer lesions often referred to as dysplasia. The HPV virus is responsible for these…
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Preparing for Pregnancy

You have taken the first step to becoming a parent and have decided that you are ready for motherhood. With so many things to consider, sometimes it is hard to slow down and focus on the basics. Being a good parent begins before conception. This is the time to prepare yourself to have a healthy…
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Birth Control… What are My Options Beyond the Pill?

For many women with busy schedules daily dosing of birth control pills can be difficult, therefore there are a variety of other options to consider.  When discussing contraception in women with no contraindications I find it helpful to approach it based on how often an intervention is required:  daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or not for…
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InControl Medical Certifies Dr. Kessler to Prescribe InTone

Dr. Lacy Coker Kessler, M.D., P.A. recently received the InTone Specialist Certification To Treat Female Urinary Incontinence From InControl Medical, LLC.  This means that Dr. Kessler's patients now have access to a proven treatment for stress incontinence, urge incontinence or mixed (stress and urge) incontinence that can be administered at home.  Dr. Kessler is excited…
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Well Woman Exams

Well Woman Examinations Why do we go to these anyway? The annual well woman examination is an important part of every woman’s medical care. It is designed to include an assessment of overall health including physical and mental wellbeing, to identify risk factors for disease, to provide age appropriate screening tests and vaccinations, and to…
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Ribbon Cutting

Lacy Coker Kessler MD, PA had its formal grand opening and ribbon cutting event with the Chamber of Commerce on November 20th 2012. There was a large showing of family, friends, and community supporters; who enjoyed touring the clinic, snacking on refreshments and hearing all that the office has to offer. (more…)
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