We Champion Women’s Wellness

How We Help You 

There is so much information on long acting, reversible contraception and women’s wellness; it's hard to know what is right for you. As a woman, Dr Michelle Gerber understands. As a doctor who combines medical knowledge with a holistic approach, she has comprehensive expertise. We offer consultations on IUD birth control, Nexplanon subdermal implants, HPV co-testing for women over thirty and Pap testing. Let’s sit down and discuss your health, wellness and contraception goals.

Our services include:

IUD Insertion, Removal & Care

IUD ( intrauterine device ) contraception is highly reliable , safe, and well-tolerated. IUDs last for 3, 5,7,10 years depending on the style of IUD. The IUD can be inserted at any time of your cycle provided pregnancy can be easily excluded by history and/ or a pregnancy test. Before inserting the IUD , a pelvic examination and uterine sounding are required to establish the way the uterus lies in the pelvis and to measure the depth of the uterine cavity. The IUD is then gently placed into the uterus . The IUD  threads are cut to 2cm length so that they can be felt when you wish to check that for your IUD . 
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Nexplanon® Subdermal Contraceptive Implants

Nexplanon is a hormonal contraceptive device that is estrogen free. It contains a low dose of progestin and prevents pregnancy for 3 years. . A single, flexible plastic rod is inserted under the the skin during a simple, quick office visit by a trained health care provider. Protection against pregnancy is unmatched by all other forms of birth control with a failure rate of 0.05 % ( or 1 pregnancy in 1000 women in the first year of typical use.)
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Pap and STI services

A Pap smear is a screening test that collects cells from the cervix . The purpose of a Pap smear is to screen for abnormal cervical cells that can become cancerous . It is a quick, painless procedure that is performed by a health care practioner . It is best to have a Pap test mid-cycle, but it can done at any time in your cycle except during menstruation. We offer STI testing at the time of your pap test.
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HPV Co-testing for women over 30

Human Papilloma virus ( HPV) is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer. Low risk HPV strains ( 6 and 11) infections lead to non-cancerous genital warts. High risk HPV strains cause oral , vaginal , vulval , cervical and rectal cancer. HPV testing is performed the same way as a pap test.  HPV testing is not a benefit of MSP and not routinely performed in B. C. However, this test is avilable for any women over 30 year with an abnormal pap test ( co-testing) or for any women over 30 who wants to understand their HPV status . It is a private pay test . The best way to prevent HPV infections, is to limit the number of sexual partners, avoiding sex with people who have had many sex partners , using condoms . The HPV vaccine is a routine vaccine in B.C. schools for Grade 6 boys and girls. and also recommended for men and women up to the age of 45.
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LARC Training for Health Care Providers (HCP)

Dr Gerber is a Preceptor for SOGC's " IUC Insertion Preceptorship for Physician and Nurse Practioners learners licensed to practise in Canada. Further information is available by contacting us at managmentiudclinic@gmail.com
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Ready for an IUD or the Nexplanon ® Subdermal Implant?

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