Vulvovaginal Dermatology/ Women's Health
During your first vulvovaginal dermatology consult with Dr. Chibnall, she asks that you fill out her (extensive) paperwork prior to your appointment. These details help her better understand your experience and facilitate a productive and efficient office visit. It is easiest if you fill it out and submit the paperwork electronically via the following HIPAA compliant links:
If you are unable to complete the questionnaire online, you can print this form, complete it, and fax it to the following HIPAA compliant number: (716) 221-6073
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect at my first vulvovaginal disorders clinic appointment?
Dr. Chibnall will review your questionnaire with you and ask any questions that come up from the information you provide.
Dr. Chibnall will perform a pelvic examination, often times using a speculum depending on the problem for which you are coming in. This exam is not a substitute for a regular gynecological well woman exam.
Dr. Chibnall does not perform pap smears and does not routinely check for HPV.
Preps from vaginal fluids, cultures, or biopsies may be obtained depending on the problem at hand. These specimens may be reviewed in the office or might be sent out to a laboratory for interpretation.
Occasionally, Dr. Chibnall will perform procedures such as cryotherapy, biopsies, surgical excisions, or lysis of adhesions in the office.
What if I am on my period on the day of my scheduled appointment?
Many times the exam can still be performed when you are on your menstrual cycle; however, certain tests are more difficult to interpret during menses. Please call the office and Dr. Chibnall's staff will check with her to see if the appointment needs to be rescheduled.
Can I bring my partner?
Yes! (and no) We love to have partners involved as often times vulvovaginal problems lead to relationship problems. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently allowing partners to come to appointments unless absolutely necessary.
**If your partner has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least one week prior to the appointment, they may bring their proof of vaccination card and attend the appointment with you.**
Should I apply medicines prior to my visit?
Please avoid using any intra-vaginal medications for the three days prior to your appointment. This allows for easier wet prep interpretation.