CHPG Southlands Women's Health

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)

Location Address

6069 S Southlands Pkwy
AURORA, CO, 80016-5316
Fax: 303-649-3091
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Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

About

CHPG Women's Health Southlands is a premier medical practice serving the communities of Aurora, Parker, Centennial and the Denver metro area, specializing in obstetric and gynecologic care to women of all ages. Our practice is comprised of board-certified physicians, registered nurses, and medical assistants.

Our affiliation with Parker Adventist Hospital allows our physicians quick access to the hospital for a delivery and enables us to provide our patients with immediate access to any additional care or tests in one centralized location.

We look forward to providing you with the highest quality of care possible.

Our Services

At CHPG Women's Health Southlands, our gynecologists provide care to women in the Aurora, Denver metro area from adolescence to menopause and beyond. Our physicians are active partners in your healthcare, taking time to understand your individual health needs, address your concerns and answer any questions you have. We know that in each stage of your life, your medical needs change. 

We are accepting new patients and participate in almost all major health plans including Medicare and Medicaid. We offer a full range of comprehensive women’s healthcare services and obstetric care.

Women's Health Screenings

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Women's Health Screenings

Staying healthy at any age is extremely important; this includes having a healthy diet and getting plenty of physical activity. In addition to living a healthy lifestyle, it's important to get your essential woman health screenings, including your annual well-woman care exam and clinical breast exams. Receiving these important health screenings allows our physicians the opportunity to detect diseases, cancer and diabetes, early when they are the most treatable.

We recommend that you speak with your primary care physician about additional preventative screenings you may need, such as heart health tests and colon cancer screenings. Below are general recommendations regarding type and timing of screening. Your physician will individualize your care as needed. 

Why Have It – This test can find pre-cancers before they develop into cervical cancer.

When to Start – Age 21.

Frequency 

  • Pap every three years from ages 21-29. 
  • Pap every five years along with HPV testing ages 30-65. 
  • Pap may be stopped after 65 if there have been three negative paps or negative HPV tests.
  • Pap may be stopped if removal of uterus and cervix occurred due to non-cancerous issue. 
  • Continued screening may be needed, even after 65, as determined by your physician.

    Source: American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Cancer Society (ACS) Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations, 2012: ASCCP 2012 Standards 12/2013.  

Why Have It – Detects any abnormalities in the breast tissue.

When to Start – In your 20s.

Frequency – At least every three years in your 20s and 30s; but preferably, annually during your well woman exam. (American Cancer Society)

Why Have It – Detects breast cancer in its earliest stage.

When to Start – Age 40 for most women. If you have a family history of early breast cancer, your doctor may recommend a baseline mammogram at a younger age.

Frequency – Annually. (American Cancer Society)

Learn about 3D mammography available at Parker Adventist Hospital.

Why Have It – Determine a woman's risk for having a bone fracture.

When to Start – 65 years old or younger if at risk (i.e. postmenopause, smoking, family history of osteoporosis, eating disorder).

Frequency – Every 2 years or per doctor's recommendation. 

Source: Goldstein, S.G. Osteoporosis. OBG Management Vol 25, No 12, December, 2013

Teen Gynecologic Care

CHPG Southlands Women's Health

Teen Gynecologic Care

For teens, seeing a gynecologist or the first time can be an uncomfortable and scary experience, however pre-teen and teen care is extremely important. The needs of teens and young women are unique and different from those of older women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend that teens start seeing a gynecologist between the age of 13 and 15.

We understand and respect these needs and concerns, and take this into account in how we approach the care of our teen patients. We create a safe and welcoming environment where adolescents feel comfortable talking to our physicians and staff about their health questions and concerns.

During your appointment your provider will discuss your health history, health concerns you may be experiencing, talk to you about how your body works and provide tips on minimizing your risks and developing healthy habits.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our gynecologists at CHPG Women's Health Southlands are trained in cutting edge minimally invasive robotic gynecologic surgery techniques and equipment. Some of the minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries our physicians perform include:

  • Endometrial ablation (treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding)
  • Hysterectomies
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Cervical and uterine cancer

Minimally invasive robotic surgery requires just a few small incisions each about half-inch long to allow for the insertion of very small surgical instruments. These smaller incisions generally means less blood loss during surgery, less pain, less risk of infection, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery than traditional surgical approaches.

Menopause

CHPG Southlands Women's Health

Menopause

At CHPG Women's Health Southlands, we believe in finding the best treatment option or combination of options that makes the most sense for each woman, her individual needs and lifestyle. We will do our best to help guide you through menopause and this next stage of your life.

During menopause, a woman's hormone levels change, causing ovaries to stop the release of monthly eggs and produce less estrogen and progesterone. As a result of the changes in hormone levels, women's menstrual periods occur less often and will eventually stop all together.

Menopause signals the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life. This is a natural event that usually happens between the ages of 45-55. Some very common signs of menopause onset include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Skin flushing

Some women may experience worse symptoms than others, with symptoms lasting up to five years from the start of menopause. Your Southlands Women’s Health provider is happy to discuss with your menopausal health and the menopause symptoms you are experiencing. 

For women who experience menopause symptoms-hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping and mood swings, there are several treatment options available including:

  • Herbs
  • Acupuncture
  • Hormone replacement therapy

Consult your CHPG Women's Health Southlands provider for more information on HRT and other prescription medications used to help with menopause symptoms. 

For women who would prefer to avoid medications, there are several lifestyle changes that can help with your symptoms:

  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods
  • Dress lightly and in layers
  • Get adequate calcium and vitamin D in food or supplements
  • Get plenty of exercise
  • Perform Kegel exercises daily to strengthen the muscles of your vagina and pelvis
  • Try relaxation techniques such as yoga, tai chi or meditation
Obstetrics

CHPG Southlands Women's Health

Obstetrics

At CHPG Women's Health Southlands, we strongly believe in relationship based care, providing you with as much information as possible, so you feel empowered and comfortable throughout your pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, we will educate you on the different stages you will experience, and the various tests your baby will need.

Our partnership with The BirthPlace at Parker Adventist Hospital, allows us to provide you and your baby with the best possible care. All of our babies are delivered at The BirthPlace, where a team of highly trained perinatologists, 24/7 on-call anesthesiologists, neonatal specialists from Children's Hospital Colorado and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), are standing by ready to care for you and your baby.

We look forward to supporting, educating and caring for you through your pregnancy journey and beyond.

We are proud to deliver at The BirthPlace at Parker Adventist Hospital, which consistently ranks among the top hospitals in the country for patient satisfaction. Our partnership with The BirthPlace allows us to provide you and your baby with expert care. A team of highly trained perinatologists, 24/7 on-call anesthesiologists, neonatal specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), are ready to care for you and your baby.

We look forward to educating, supporting and caring for you throughout your entire pregnancy and delivery.

View The BirthPlace Baby Book

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Care on Cue

CHPG Southlands Women's Health

Care on Cue

At Centura Health, we understand that finding time to schedule health appointments can be difficult. That’s why we’ve created a service for the busy, active woman. Care on Cue is a program designed to provide women with medical imaging (including 3D mammography and bone density scans), lab work, and well-woman exams all in one visit. This streamlined process allows women to receive all their preventative screenings during a single appointment.

Appointment: 303-925-4650

  • Annual well woman exam
  • HPV vaccine
  • IUDs, birth control pills, sterilization, injection and implants
  • Hysterosonogram and doppler ultrasound
  • Colposcopy and LEEP
  • Hysterectomies
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Cosmetic services

Conditions We Treat

  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sexual dysfunction

Providers

Chutaporn Charnsangavej, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Erica Drennen, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Michael Gavigan, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Amita Kumar, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Chia-Hui Lee, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Sunmee Lee, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Randi McVay, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Cassandra Ragsdale, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Jillian Tyler, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Tara Wiebe, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Megan Woodman, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
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Jennifer Holcomb, CNM
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN), Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife
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Denise Mitchell, NP
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN), Nurse Practitioner
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