Discover Implantable Contraception – We Now Offer Implanon

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Starting in June, we will be offering the IMPLANON® contraceptive implant.  IMPLANON® is a small, thin, implantable hormonal contraceptive inserted under the skin on the underside of the upper arm that is effective for up to three years. It was approved in July, 2006 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Some of the advantages of Implanon are:

  • Effective – IMPLANON® is more than 99% effective: the chance of getting pregnant is less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who use IMPLANON® for 1 year when IMPLANON® is inserted correctly.
  • Discreet - Most women can’t see IMPLANON® after insertion.
  • Long-acting – One IMPLANON® provides up to 3 full years of contraceptive protection.

To find out more about Implanon, visit their website at http://www.implanon-usa.com, or schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.

In-House Lab Services

For most routine labwork, you can  have your blood drawn at Meyer & Malin Family Practice, 418 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa and review the results with the doctor the same day.

Routine visits for adjustment of your cholesterol medications or medications such as Coumadin will now be much easier, eliminating extra stops at the lab  or trips to the “Lipid Clinic” or “Coumadin Clinic”.

What else can you get done by our in-house lab?

  • Routine Chemistry Tests (Liver and Kidney Tests, “Metabolic Panels”)
  • Glucose Testing
  • Lipid Profiles / Cholesterol Testing
  • Hemoglobin A1C Testing for Diabetes
  • PT/INR Testing (“Coumadin Level” test)
  • Testing for Mononucleosis (“Mono-Spot” test)
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Cultures
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • “Strep” Testing
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