Facebook Giveaway!


Clarksville Women’s Center will be giving away a 3D/4D Ultrasound package with take home pictures and gender determination.  TO WIN, you will need to be a patient at Clarksville Women’s Center and  post a “Unique” pregnancy related picture to our page. You will need to have friends/family like and comment on YOUR picture on Clarksville Women’s Center Facebook page. The most likes and comments will win the 3D/4D Ultrasound!

So, get your pictures up and spread the word to get likes and comments on your picture.  We will announce the winner on Facebook on 31 July 2015.

Good luck to everyone! We cannot wait to see your creativity!



Keep Yeast Infections from Ruining Your Summer Fun…

  • Don’t sit in your wet bathing suits all afternoon. The pool chemicals leave a residue on your skin. Same goes for your daily gym workouts. Peel off those sweaty gym clothes, hop in the shower and put on a fresh outfit.
  • Skip on strong cleaners, douches, feminine sprays, and powders. These products promise a squeaky clean body, but these chemicals can alter your bacterial balance. You don’t want to wash away the good bacteria, too. Dr. Bendt and Dr. Pruthi at Clarksville Women’s Center recommend paraben-free and dye-free hypoallergenic soaps. You can even use the gentle cleansers from the baby aisle.
  • Make yogurt a part of your diet. Grab the yogurts with live probiotic cultures and no added sugars. If your GI tract is not up to par, you may be vulnerable to yeast infections. A healthy GI tract means a stronger defense against yeast infections.
  • Try not to self-diagnose. Many women who think they have a yeast infection actually do not! Purchasing OTC treatments for yeast infection to treat a non-existent yeast infection may make you more vunerable to yeast infections. If you are experience vaginal irritation, leave it up to your doctor to identify the source of pain.

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The Truth About Cervical Cancer

A Few Things We Want You to Know About Cervical Cancer.

Cervical Cancer was the #1 cause of death in women. But not anymore thanks to regular screenings. Here’s a few things you need to know to keep the trend going…

  •  Schedule your pap smear and keep your appointment:)  The pap smear looks for any abnormal changes in your cervix. Recommendations have changed recently from having an annual well woman exam yearly to every 3 years. At Clarksville Women’s Center with Dr. Robert Bendt and Dr. Deepti Pruthi, we recommend having a well woman exam every year.  We would miss you!
  • An abnormal pap smear does not mean you have cervical cancer. It is common for a pap smear to result as abnormal.  Abnormal pap smears are often caused by HPV.  Clarksville Women’s Center will advise you on the next step to treating an abnormal pap smear. Usually, the doctors will recommend a repeat pap smear or a colposcopy to get a tissue sample from the cervix.
  • Back to HPV…. HPV causes most cervical cancer.  HPV can be prevented through vaccination. Clarksville Women’s Center vaccinates for HPV. If you are between 18 – 26 years of age, we can vaccinate you! How cool is that!?

Let’s review! Why schedule my pap smear?! Abnormal pap smears can be caused from HPV. HPV causes most cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is silent. Advanced stages of cervical cancer can cause pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding.  Getting a pap smear is that important. Early detection is key! Vaccination is even better! Schedule your appointment with us at 931-647-7321.

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer

The lifetime risk of a woman in the United States of getting breast cancer is one out of eight, according to the American Cancer Society.  And while the disease is common enough to touch the lives of millions of families, every patient’s journey is unique.

I was browsing the internet for Pinterest ideas on breast cancer. I stumbled across a website called Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC). And I thought wow…how many people don’t know about this site. LLBC  is a national non-profit organization created to connect patients to others in the breast cancer community. Through its blogs, conferences, and other programs, LBBC seeks to provide support for patients and their families. The organization also acts as a resource for news on treatment and other matters.

I read all through the survivors’ stories. Check out the site. Every blog post is a thought-provoking and informative take on the disease. I cried with some bloggers and fell out of my seat laughing on others. You won’t be sorry you did.


Source: http://livingbeyondbc.wordpress.com/


Accessed 10/30/2014.

Introducing the All-New Clarksville Women’s Center!

Introducing the all new Clarksville Women’s Center!   Different name. Same great service!

Dr. Jorge Riestra has retired from the practice after 17 years. He and his family will be enjoying the sunny weather of Florida. We are sad to see him go!

Dr. Deepti Pruthi will be joining the practice on September 1st. We are so pleased to have her on the team! New patients are welcome! Call the office at (931) 647-7321 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pruthi or Dr. Bendt. Call today because her schedule is filling quickly!