Dr. Jenkins is a board-certified general gynecologist and sees patients for all general gynecologic issues. The lists below are some of the most common concerns and treatments provided, however Dr. Jenkins will see people for any concerns related to the field of general gynecology even if you do not see your specific concern listed below.
Appointments can either be in person at our office in Oberlin, OH, or through an online e-consult. See below for details regarding e-consults.
All patients are treated with respect and can expect to be an active participant in developing their care plans.
E-Consult Appointments (aka Telemedicine)
We recognize that taking time out of your busy day to physically come to our office in Oberlin may challenging (if not impossible!), so we are excited to announce we are able to offer appointments online through a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform called Doxy.me. There is nothing you need to download or install on your phone or computer - you will simply be sent an email with a link to our private “digital office” which you can access right from your smartphone. (If you prefer to use a desktop, this works too, but requires a working webcam and microphone.) We will call you at the beginning of your appointment to get you “checked-in” and make sure you are able to connect with us. It’s that simple.
E-consults work well for hormone-related issues that often times don’t require a pelvic exam: menopause or peri-menopausal symptoms, PMS, contraception, or fertility assessments. They can also be used to review labs and imaging results, or for follow-up appointments. Irregular bleeding or pain issues can also be addressed through an e-consult visit, but an exam may be recommended if it is felt it would add valuable information.
We are also able to order labwork and imaging studies throughout Ohio if you are not near Oberlin, OH.
We do accept insurance for e-consults, though we recommend you check with you particular insurance provider to make sure e-visits are covered under your plan and that Dr. Suzanne Jenkins is in your network. This is especially important if you have an HMO policy or live outside the Cleveland area.
Common Conditions Treated & Appointment Types
Well woman care/Annual Exams
Pap smears, colposcopy, and cervical biopsies
Vaginal and urinary infections: yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, STDs, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, UTIs
Contraception, including placement and removal of IUD's and nexplanon
Fertility assessments and natural fertility optimization
Natural Family Planning*
Endometriosis and Adenomyosis
Acute and Chronic Pelvic pain
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Irregular, heavy, painful or absent menstrual bleeding
Fibroids and polyps
Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
Hypoactive Sexual Desire (low libido)
Hormone Replacement Therapy, including Bio-identical hormones
Mild urinary incontinence (non-surgical)
Mild-moderate pelvic organ prolapse (non-surgical)
Obstetrical trauma repair
Bartholin's gland cyst/abscess
*Although not a certified Creighton-method or NaProTechnology provider, Dr. Jenkins is familiar with both of these protocols and is happy to incorporate their general concepts into treatment plans. Contraception will never be "forced" on a patient who does not desire it.
**All are welcome, including transgender men, women, and gender non-conforming people, in all stages of affirmation. When you book your appointment, please let us know your preferred name and pronouns. Please note that as a trained general gynecologist, Dr. Jenkins is unable to provide care for issues directly related to the penis or testicles and is not trained to perform gender reassignment surgery (other than hysterectomy and salpingo-oopherectomy), however is happy to provide respectful transgender care, including hormone therapy for all. We use an informed consent model for hormone therapy.
Common In-Office Treatments & Procedures
IUD and nexplanon placements and removals
Colposcopy and cervical biopsies
Vulvar cyst/abscess drainage ("I&D")
Common Surgical Procedures
Diagnostic laparoscopy (minimally-invasive "abdominal scopes") for pain or infertility, including treatment of endometriosis and benign pelvic cysts
Diagnostic hysteroscopy (minimally-invasive "vaginal scopes") for abnormal bleeding, including removal of intra-uterine polyps and fibroids
Endometrial ablation for abnormal bleeding
Minimally-invasive Hysterectomy (with or without ovary removal)
Myomectomy (fibroid removal)
Tubal ligation / Salpingectomy (tube removal)
Ovarian cystectomy (cyst removal)
Bartholin's gland marsupialization
Basic Pelvic floor reconstruction:
Perineoplasty (vaginal tightening)