Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Due to down-sizing the practice, we no longer answer phone calls directly. If you leave a message, it will be addressed the same day unless it's at the end of the day, then it will be addressed the following business day. You are welcome to use the portal, which is a great way to reach us. If you use "medical question" or "clinical question", Dr. Duran will receive it directly. Please note that if she is out of the office for time off, your message will not be seen until she returns.

The office is now open for patient visits Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM-12PM and 1:30PM-5PM. This is to allow us to do administrative work.

She accepts most insurances, but some of the insurances she declines is due to being out of network. For example, she is not in network for BCBS HMO plan at this time.

Gynecology Questions

There are medications as well as procedures that can help with bleeding. Some examples would be hormones (such as birth control pills/progesterone), endometrial thermal ablation (NovaSure), hysterectomy. You will need to speak with a Gynecologist to find out what is best for you.

Refer to the above re: heavy bleeding. But if you are not having heavy bleeding and/or severe pain, you may not necessarily need any type of treatment. Again, speak with a Gynecologist to find out what is best for you.

If a woman is not sexually active, her first exam/pap smear should be when she is 21 years of age. When a woman becomes sexually active, she will need to start having yearly pelvic exams, being tested for STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) until she is 21, then begin with pap smears.