Premier Women’s Health Specialists
Premier Women’s Health Specialists offers a unique team approach to Obstetrical and Gynecology care in a private practice setting.
Dara Aliff, D.O. and Michael Lao, M.D. are a married couple who work closely together to provide compassionate and quality care to their patients. They are both board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and are Fellows of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Aliff was raised in West Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science from Marshall University and her doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Her internship and residency were completed locally at Charleston Area Medical Center.
Dr. Lao received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and his medical degree from CEBU Institute of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Charleston Area Medical Center.
As a team they will often assist each other in deliveries and surgeries. Their close communication with each other contributes to providing exceptional care to our patients.
Gynecology Q & A
Why are regular gynecologic exams important?
Prenatal Care Q & A
Why do I need prenatal care?
Colposcopy Q & A
What is a colposcopy?
IUD Insertion Q & A
What is an IUD?
Minimal Invasive Surgery
Minimal Invasive Surgery Q & A
What are minimally invasive procedures?
Heavy Periods Q & A
What is considered heavy bleeding?
Laparoscopy Q & A
What is laparoscopy?
Ultrasound Q & A
What is an Ultrasound?
• Abnormal Bleeding
• Annual Well Woman Exam
• Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening
• Cervical Polyps
• Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Incontinence
• Dilation and Curettage (D & C)
• Endometrial Ablation for Heavy Menstrual Cycles
• Endometrial Biopsy
• Female Sterilization
• Family Planning
• Genetic Cancer Screening
• HPV management–abnormal Pap Smears and Genital
• IUD Insertion
• Management of Menopausal Issues and hormone replacement
• Ovarian Cysts
• Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
• STD Screening & Treatment
• Treatment of Abnormal Pap Smears
• Genetic Testing
• In-Office Ultrasound
• Non-stress testing
• Optimal Prenatal Care
Our Healthcare Providers
Dara Aliff, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.
Michael Lao, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Teresa Varney, PA-C
Below is a list of important women’s health issues. To view information on each topic, simply select the topic and you will be directed to a trusted online resource.
Sterilization for Women and Men
The Intrauterine Device
Birth Control Pills
Especially for Teens
You and Your Sexuality – Especially for Teens
Menstruation – Especially for Teens
Your First Gynecologic Visit
How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Pelvic Support Problems
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Understanding Abnormal Pap Test Results
Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
Nutrition During Pregnancy
The Rh Factor: How It Affects Pregnancy
A Father’s Guide to Pregnancy
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Diabetes During Pregnancy
Travel During Pregnancy
Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy
Exercise During Pregnancy
Routine Tests in Pregnancy
How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy
Cord Blood Banking
Dilation and Curettage (D & C)
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
It’s Time to Quit Smoking
1003 Oakhurst Dr,
Charleston, WV 25314
Hours Of Operation