Vulvar Clinic

The MAHEC Vulvar Clinic first opened in 2006 with hopes to serve local residents and providers in treating difficult vulvovaginal skin problems and pain disorders.

Dr. Kiran Sigmon, MD, and Ann Brown, CNM, work closely with local providers to see and treat a variety of conditions including:
 
  • lichen planus
  • lichen sclerosus
  • lichen simplex chronicus (eczema)
  • chronic vaginal infections
  • vulvovaginal pain
  • precancerous vulvar conditions
 
 

Once patients are stable with their condition well controlled, the patient's care is returned to their usual provider for ongoing management.

About referals and appointments:

If you have received care from another provider for vulvar issues, please have your provider send a referral to us with all pertinent records for that reason. Dr. Sigmon will review your record. 

If you have never received care from another provider for vulvar issues, we are happy to welcome you as a new patient to MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists. You will have an office visit to establish care and then our provider can refer you to the Vulvar Clinic.

If you are having issues with your provider giving a referral, you can obtain your own records and drop them off at the MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists front desk. Dr. Sigmon will review your records and if an appointment is needed, the Vulvar Clinic scheduler will contact you to schedule one.

Please note: Vulvar Clinic appointments are available only with a physician referral. You cannot make an appointment directly with the Clinic.

 

What to expect at your appointment: 

Dr. Sigmon and Ann Brown often have other physicians working and learning within their clinics. You may meet a provider that is a resident physician or medical student who will be part of your care team. 

You will have approximately one hour as a new patient for your team to review your records, take a comprehensive history, perform a physical exam, and review a care plan. It may be necessary to return for a second visit if a biopsy is needed. 

 

                                                                                  

 

Read Dr. Sigmon's article on vulvar skin care.