March  2015     

 Southdale ObGyn is excited to provide you with our March monthly newsletter.  We are dedicated to sharing news, views and thought-provoking articles written by our own doctors! Of course our newsletter is not only about giving you updates, it is also about sharing views on hot topics. So do let us know what you think about our newsletter, along with your suggestions for future editions.  

Dr. Annelise Swigert, in the media


Dr. Annelise Swigert comments on the importance of really listening to patients in a recently published article regarding patient communication in the Star Tribune.

"The study is a reminder that doctors must find ways to listen to patients, said Dr. Annelise Swigert, an Edina obstetrician, who said she typically starts and ends each appointment by asking her patients if they have any questions. Nervous patients often wait until she is halfway out the door to ask what is really on their minds, she said.

"I really do get those 'door-handle' questions," Swigert said. "I go back in the room and sit down because those often are the most important questions for patients."

Medical schools have already been responding to the communication issue by increasing training on listening to patients, Swigert said, and clinics have developed alternatives such as group prenatal care appointments to help patients ask questions and hear others' questions.

" 'Can I color my hair?' 'What are safe foods to eat?' " Swigert said are the sorts of questions that can pop up. "It's interesting because one of our patients might ask a question that another hadn't thought of."

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A Wonderful Life Together

Katy Rossi was 30 years old when she first came to see Dr. Evelyn Torres. "My experience with Dr. Torres and Southdale Ob/Gyn has been nothing but wonderful," she says. "And that's pretty good for 20 years!"


Over the years, Dr. Torres has seen Katy through the births of two of her three children, and, most recently, the challenge of excessive menstrual bleeding. Says Katy: "It got to be where I didn't want to leave the house. By the end of the day, I'd feel like I'd run a marathon, and I hadn't done a thing."


Dr. Torres recommended a NovaSure´┐Ż endometrial ablation procedure for Katy, through which the patient's uterine lining is removed without a need for incisions, hospitalization or general anesthesia. "The procedure literally took about five minutes, and my problem was solved," says Katy. "It's been the best thing ever.


"Dr. Torres always listens and trusts what I'm saying to her. We're about the same age, so we've gone through life experiences at the same time, like having our kids and even our first mammogram! It's been fun to sort of grow up together."

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