Women’s Health at St. Jude and St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group

At St. Jude and St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, we're dedicated to meeting the unique health needs of women, in every phase of their lives -- whether that means prevention and wellness in your 20s, successfully navigating menopause in your 50s, or thriving in your 80s.

Our comprehensive care for women spans preservation of wellness, prevention of disease, effective management of conditions and interventional therapies. Our expertise covers the entire spectrum of women’s needs, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Breast health and digital mammography
  • Breast surgeons
  • Cancer screenings
  • Cancer care
  • Cosmetic skin care
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Disease prevention and wellness
  • Health and fitness classes
  • Heart health
  • Incontinence
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plastic surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Weight management program

Procedures Performed

Angioplasty

According to Breastcancer.org this is the surgical removal of “the very first lymph node that filters fluid draining away from the area of the breast that contained the breast cancer.” This can often eliminate the need to remove deeper lymph nodes.

Bladder Lift & Repair

This minimally-invasive surgical procedure treats urinary incontinence, and lifts the urethra and bladder into their normal position.

Bone Density Testing

This simple, noninvasive procedure assesses the strength of the bones for people at risk for osteoporosis.

CT angiography

This is to restore the breast’s appearance after a mastectomy.

Digital mammography

Much like a digital camera, this process converts x-rays into a more precise digital picture of the breast.

Endometrial ablation

A surgical procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus to treat abnormal uterine bleeding.

Gynecological Cancer Risk Assessment

This assesses the increased risk of inherited cancer syndromes due to biological and familial risk factors.

Hysterectomies

In a total hysterectomy the entire uterus and cervix are surgically removed. There are also minimally-invasive alternatives, depending on the size of the uterus.

Menopause Evaluation & Treatment

Menopause is when the ovaries stops producing estrogen. Treatment may include hormone replacement therapy to address many of the symptoms such as hot flashes. Your doctor can help you find the treatment that’s right for you.

Minimally-invasive & robotic surgery

Minimally-invasive surgery is also known as endoscopic surgery because the surgeon uses an endoscope through a very small incision. It also may be called laparoscopic surgery. Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery offers more precision and flexibility and is also minimally-invasive.

Osteoporosis prevention & treatment

Osteoporosis is a condition where the density and bones become fragile and brittle. Prevention includes stopping smoking, avoiding excessive alcohol use and preventing falls. Treatment includes weight-bearing exercises and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.

Pelvic Reconstruction

The choice of surgery will depend on which organs are involved. The surgical procedures may include repair of a prolapsed bladder or urethra, hysterectomy, repair of the rectum and small bowel.

Surgical Second Opinions

Getting a second opinion from another physician may help you make a more informed decision if you are contemplating any surgical procedure.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan is a diagnostic tool that uses high-frequency sound waves or echoes instead of radiation to create images of inside the body.

Well Women Exams

It’s recommended women have well woman exams beginning at age 21. These include a clinical breast exam, pelvic exam, and depending on age a mammogram and Pap smear.

Conditions Treated

Age-related High Risk Pregnancy

Older women 35 and older may have a higher risk of pregnancy-related complications.

Endometriosis

This condition is where the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus develops abnormal growth outside the uterus. While most women have no symptoms, this often surfaces when it causes pelvic pain.

Gestational Diabetes

This develops during pregnancy (gestation) and causes blood sugar levels to be too high.

Hormone Disorders

Hormone imbalance can impact a woman’s health at different stages of a woman’s life, including blood pressure, kidney function and metabolism.

Incontinence

Multiple Births

This may cause preterm labor and delivery as well as low birth weight, preeclampsia, gestational high blood pressure and other complications

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

This occurs when a pelvic organ, such as your bladder, drops from its normal position and pushes against the wall of your vagina. This can happen due to childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or surgery.

Postpartum Depression

This is depression after childbirth caused by hormonal changes, psychological adjustment and fatigue.

Preeclampsia

This complication is characterized by high blood pressure, kidney damage and other problems.

Urinary Tract Infections

Symptoms may include a strong urge to urinate, a burning sensation upon urination and frequent passing of small amounts of urine, which may appear cloudy.

Uterine Fibroids

These are usually abnormal, typically noncancerous growth that occur in or a woman’s uterus. They may cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. They can be surgically treated by minimally-invasive surgery depending on size, location and number of fibroids present.

Our Providers

Our Provider

Cristina Hernandez O'Day, MD
Obstetrics/Gynecology
City:  Orange
4.5 out of 5

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Our Locations

Orange - N. Tustin St.

Orange - N. Tustin St.

Address
3111 N. Tustin St.
Suite 250
Orange, CA 92866
Hours

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Orange - 805 W. La Veta

Orange - 805 W. La Veta

Address
805 W. La Veta Ave.
Suite 101
Orange, CA 92869
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Orange - 845 W. La Veta

Orange - 845 W. La Veta

Address
845 W. La Veta Ave.
Suite 108
Orange, CA 92868
Hours

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Orange - Obstetrics/Gynecology - La Veta Ave. Suite 560

Orange - Obstetrics/Gynecology - La Veta Ave. Suite 560

Address
1140 W. La Veta Ave.
Suite 560
Orange, CA 92868
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Orange - Obstetrics/Gynecology - La Veta Ave. Suite 770

Orange - Obstetrics/Gynecology - La Veta Ave. Suite 770

Address
1140 W. La Veta Ave.
Suite 770
Orange, CA 92868
Hours

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Diamond Bar

Diamond Bar

Address
1514 S. Valley Vista Dr.

Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Hours

Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lab: Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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Fullerton - Women's Health Center

Fullerton - Women's Health Center

Address
101 Laguna Road
Suite 100
Fullerton, CA 92835
Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Yorba Linda

Yorba Linda

Address
4300 Rose Dr.

Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Hours

Monday - Friday
Office: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lab: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Fullerton - Gynecology & Urogynecology

Fullerton - Gynecology & Urogynecology

Address
1950 Sunny Crest Dr.
Building 2700, Suite A
Fullerton, CA 92835