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Birth Control Consultations in Davidson, NC

Helping Women near Lake Norman with Contraception Management

Today, there are many options as it relates to birth control. To select the one that is best suited to your needs, and those of your partner, you should consult with our women’s health specialists in.

Davidson Family Medicine specializes in birth control counseling to help you decide which method best fits your needs and lifestyle. Learn about the different types of birth control and schedule your contraception counseling appointment at our office in Davidson, NC today!


Intrauterine Devices (IUD)


An IUD is a contraceptive device that delivers small amounts of hormone directly to the uterus. It is a form of birth control that remains in the uterus and can last for up to 5 years. It is a small, T-shaped, plastic device that is both soft and flexible, and is put into place by your provider at Davidson Family Medicine. While they are 99% effective with regards to birth control, your provider can remove the device if a patient is looking to become pregnant immediately. The team at Davidson Family Medicine can work with your local Lake Norman OBGYN to select the most appropriate IUD, including Mirena, Kyleena, Liletta, and Skyla.

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Birth Control Pills


Birth control pills are a form of oral contraception that generally contain two hormones, estrogen and progestin, and are taken daily to prevent a woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs. Birth Control pills are safe, effective, and convenient, though they may be less effective for women who are overweight. Your OBGYN can select the correct formation of estrogen and progestin.

Birth Control Patch


Used correctly, the patch is as effective as birth control pills are in preventing pregnancy. The patch is a form of birth control that a patient wears on the skin and looks like a small bandaid. The hormones it contains (estrogen and progestin) are similar to those used in birth control pills but are absorbed through the skin. The patch works by suppressing the pituitary gland which, in turn, prevents the ovaries from releasing eggs. It also thickens cervical mucus making it more difficult for sperm to reach an egg. Since the patch contains a dosage which is 60% higher than that delivered by the pills, there is the risk of side effects such as blood clots. Because of this, it is essential that patients using the patch do not smoke. The patch can also be used to treat irregular periods, menstrual cramps, or endometriosis.

Vaginal Ring


A vaginal ring is a form of contraception that is soft, flexible, and worn in the vagina. The key benefit of the ring is that a patient does not need to take it daily to get complete monthly protection. In a given  one month period, the ring must be inserted into the vagina, removed after 3 weeks, and a new ring inserted no more than 7 days later. Your provider at Davidson Family Medicine can discuss this option with you in further detail.

If you have any questions about a specific type or brand of birth control, call Davidson Family Medicine at (704) 892-5454, or book your appointment online today!

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Testing for active Covid-19 infection is now available in our office.

No need to go anywhere else. Accurate, reliable, and available when you need it.

Davidson Family Medicine now has ample reliable and trustworthy Covid-19 testing capability through our national lab partner Quest Diagnostics.

If there is a need for you or your family to test for infection with or without symptoms, we can do that (safely) here in the office with 1-2 day results. There is no need to travel to an unknown CVS, urgent care clinic, or hospital lab center for these tests.

The Quest PCR test, which is performed through a naso-pharyngeal specimen, is extremely sensitive and specific. It is more accurate and should not be confused with the “Abbott PCR rapid test” that is being performed elsewhere. CVS has given no details about who is performing their tests, the reliability of their tests, and results are not rapid. Click here for the details of the Quest test.

Examples of testing situations:

We continue to offer the IgG antibody blood (serology) tests to determine if a person has had active infection in the past.

Please contact us with any concerns or questions.

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