Oyster Point Family Practice
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Nexplanon Implantation

This medication is used to prevent pregnancy. It is a thin plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that is inserted under the skin by a health care professional. The rod slowly releases etonogestrel into the body over a 3-year period. The rod must be removed after 3 years and can be replaced if continued birth control is desired. The rod can be removed at any time by a trained health care professional if birth control is no longer desired or there are side effects. It does not contain any estrogen. Etonogestrel (a form of progestin) is a hormone that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation) and by changing the womb and cervical mucus to make it more difficult for an egg to meet sperm (fertilization) or for the fertilized egg to attach to the wall of the womb (implantation).

 

 

If you are interested in having Nexplanon implanted, please ask at your next appointment or call us to schedule an appointment.

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Oyster Point Family Practice
704 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Ste 700
Newport News, VA 23606

 

Phone: 757 8732000

 

Email: docs@opfp.net

 

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Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc is going through a transition and is having difficulties now with certain insurance companies especially Blue Cross Blue Shield. If your doctor has ordered a test from HDL Labs and you receive a check from Blue Cross OR you receive what looks to be an unusually large bill from HDL, PLEASE talk to our staff before you do anything with the insurance check and especially before you stroke a large check to HDL.

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