Adam Nickel Tacoma OBGYN Importance of HPV for Prevention

Here at Nickel Obstetrics and Gynecology, we focus on preventive care for our patients in the Tacoma, WA area It is essential that we provide the most up-to-date information to protect our patients. New research is showing that women in Tacoma can benefit tremendously from the human papillomavirus vaccine, more than previously thought.

Dr. Adam Nickel, your Tacoma OBGYN, puts faith in this type of research and believes in the importance of prevention to protect families and loved ones.

The article by Medical News Today (click HERE for original) points out that, ” From this, researchers from the US, Costa Rica, the Netherlands and France set out to determine whether one or two does of the Cervarix HPV vaccine may have similarly protective effects against HPV. Using data from a phase III trial funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to test the effectiveness of Cervarix in women from Costa Rica, the researchers found that around 20% of these women had not received the full three doses of the HPV vaccine.”

We are a small private Obstetrics and Gynecology practice located in Tacoma, Washington. Our focus is on Individual Patient Care. Our physicians strive to maintain a personal intimate doctor/patient relationship.  We handle all of our billing in house.  We have Ultrasound and Lab facilities on site for our patients’ convenience.

Our practice stems from 1964 when Dr. Lueken sold his practice to Dr. Richard Huish. Dr. Huish served the greater Tacoma community as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist for 30+ years. In 1986, Dr. Huish invited Dr. Gary Nickel to join his practice as he began to transition into retirement. Dr. Huish Retired in 1993.

Dr. Gary Nickel has been practicing as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist since 1981. In 2012 Dr. Nickel invited his son Dr. Adam Nickel to join him in private practice. Dr. Adam Nickel and his family moved from Cincinnati Ohio to return to Tacoma to serve the community he was raised in.

Nickel Obstetrics & Gynecology strongly encourages our patients to “Be proactive in your care!”We look forward to helping you with your Health Care needs.

Basically, they researched and studied in various countries to pull a great amount of data. This is great news for our patients here in Tacoma, WA because it means that we can almost fully prevent cervical cancer. Here’s the data they came up with that allows us to believe this,
“The researchers then measured the antibody levels in blood samples from the women, in order to detect presence of an immune response to the vaccine. The blood samples were taken from 78 women who received one dose of the vaccine, 192 women who received two doses, and 120 women who received three doses.100% immunization found ‘even with one dose’ The results revealed that 100% of these women in all three groups showed the presence of antibodies against HPV 16 and 18 – the two HPV types that can cause cervical cancer – for up to 4 years.”

Wow, this is great! Even at just one dose, your body will produce the antibodies needed to protect you from the HPV causing strands. Of course, there is ALWAYS more and more research that needs to be done to continue to prove and re-prove these kind of findings. But, it supports our philosophy here at Nickel Obstetrics and Gynecology. We believe in protection and prevention. Dr. Adam Nickel, OBGYN in Tacoma practices with the goal to be proactive in your care and avoid disease in any way possible!