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Women, You Need to Make Your Own Health a Priority

Michele Oseroff, RN, Women’s Health Navigator at Franklin Square Hospital Center, has a special message for all female Patch readers.

Michele Oseroff, RN, Women’s Health Navigator at Franklin Square Hospital Center, has a special message for all female Patch readers.

10 things to do in October with your family and friends: Plant some mums … Go to a Ravens game … Shop for end-of-summer clothing sales … Get an early start on Christmas shopping … Replace the batteries in the smoke detectors … Go for a drive in the country to see the fall colors … Pick apples … Make your own Halloween costumes … Decorate the outside of your house with scarecrows and bales of hay … Have a pumpkin-carving party.

1 thing to do in October for you:  Take care of yourself!

You are important to a lot of people, but you can’t do anything with anyone unless you take care of you. All year long, you put everyone and everything else first.  Make time to put yourself first now.

When was the last time you went to the GYN?  Had a mammogram?  Reviewed your method of birth control? What about your knee that has been bothering you all summer? When was the last time you had a good eight hours night’s sleep?  Woke up feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready to take on the day?

Maybe you need help getting started or guidance in finding a specialist, or help making an appointment. Or maybe you have a personal healthcare question and would like to speak with someone.

I am here to help you out, as the Women’s Health Nurse Navigator at Franklin Square Hospital Center. I have nearly 30 years of clinical experience in patient care, education and women's health coaching.

I am knowledgeable about health issues that affect women of all ages, from adolescence through menopause and the experience to help you with particular concerns and health care needs. My goal is to help you stay on track, sort of like a compass or GPS for your healthcare.

Each stage of a woman's life brings different challenges and questions. Are you thinking about starting a family?  Or are you wondering if those hot flashes will ever end and what you can do about it? Maybe you’re experiencing bladder problems and don’t know where to start.

I am here to answer your questions and help guide you toward receiving proper care and treatment. I partner with doctors and their staff to help you coordinate the care you need.

My services are free of charge. Don't put off taking care of yourself any longer.  I will help you navigate the sometimes confusing maze of health care. I am dedicated to getting you the proper care you need, explaining it every step of the way and answering the questions you may have.

Call me today at 443-777-4GPS (4477) for Great Personal Service.  Feel good knowing you are taking care of the most important person in a lot of peoples’ lives … you.

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Anna Renault October 20, 2011 at 05:21 PM
Hello Michele! So glad to see you posting a blog on Patch! YEAH! I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed interviewing you on my internet radio show on September 29. It was amazing how quickly an hour-plus flew by as we talked about all the things you do at Franklin Square Hospital to support our community. Anyone wanting to listen to the radio show recording... it is available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/anna-renault/2011/09/29/patient-navigators-are-so-helpful. I am looking forward to reading your blogs.

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