The Sholes Center for Women’s Health strives to provide compassionate and innovative care to our patients. We work closely with you to provide the best and most personalized care possible based on your individual preferences and needs.
Dr. Sholes and his staff are proud to serve the Athens community by providing treatment for all of your OB-GYN needs. Our office offers gynecological care, such as annual examinations, birth control management, family planning, bleeding management, and much more. We also offer a wide variety of obstetric care. We strive to provide an enjoyable experience and superior care at each of your office visits. With us, you will not be treated as a number but as an individual with unique set symptoms.
Dr. Sholes is thrilled to serve the Athens, Georgia area as a trusted OB-GYN physician. As a solo practitioner, Dr. Sholes provides compassionate and personal care to each patient at every visit. This personal approach enables him to answer all questions and concerns that you may have at the time of your visit. Dr. Sholes takes an innovative and comprehensive approach to the treatment of OB-GYN conditions.
We treat a wide variety of GYN related conditions, including annual wellness examinations, STD testing, birth control management, family planning, and much more.
At The Sholes Center, we provide compassionate care for all of our obstetric patients through the entirety of their pregnancy. Dr. Sholes and his staff are readily available to address all of your obstetric questions or concerns.
Dr. Sholes is well versed in the latest GYN surgical interventions. We offer many non-invasive surgical procedures, including NovaSure and Her Option ablations, permanent sterilization, and laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures.
Many women experience heavy, irregular bleeding at some point in their lifetime. If your heavy periods are affecting your life physically, socially, and emotionally, contact Dr. Sholes today.
An endometrial ablation is the removal of a thin layer of tissue, the endometrium, from the uterus. This procedure is typically used as a treatment for excessive menstrual blood loss, unusually heavy periods, bleeding that last longer than eight days, or anemia from excessive blood loss. Endometrial ablations can dramatically reduce or end menstrual bleeding without the use of pills and hormones.
At every appointment, Dr. Sholes and his staff strive to provide personalized care for each of our patients. We realize that each patient has unique preferences and needs that require individually specialized treatment. We believe that each patient deserves to be both informed and involved in the decision-making process when it comes to their healthcare.
Our office offers a wide variety of birth control options that fit your individual needs and requirements. We offer oral contraceptive pills, NuvaRing, and Depo Provera. We also offer long term birth control solutions, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and Nexplanon implants. At your appointment, we will discuss all offered birth control methods, including the risks and benefits of each option, to find the best birth control fit for you.
Dr. Sholes is able to deliver your baby at either of Athens’ hospitals. Our office recommends that you and your family to tour, both, Piedmont Athens Regional and St. Mary’s Hospital before the time of your delivery and chose the hospital that best fits your preferences. Because our office is conveniently located just around the corner from Piedmont Athens Regional and St. Mary’s Hospital, Dr. Sholes will be readily available at the time of your delivery.
Why do pregnant women have cravings? The truth is, no one actually knows why women have cravings when they are pregnant. It is suspected that a craving is the body’s way of asking for a nutrient it needs. For example, if a woman finds herself craving pickles, her body may actually be asking for more sodium. When a woman is experiencing a craving, her taste buds maybe interpreting the nutrient her body needs into a specific food item. Pregnancy food aversion can also play a part in what a woman craves. High hormone levels during pregnancy can alter a woman’s smell and taste which can make some food more appealing or even more offensive.