Family Planning

Family Planning
Upstate Health Care Center
3rd Fl.,
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-5210

Planning for a family is a special consideration for every woman and family. Our Family Planning specialists utilize advanced and up to date techniques to manage both routine and complicated or at-risk family planning patients. These services compliment and collaborate with those of the Maternal-Fetal Specialists. Our comprehensive services include various contraceptive options to meet your needs.

Our Family Planning services include:

  • Intrauterine Devices (IUD's)
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Contraceptive Implants

These services may also include a variety of female sterilization methods. They also provide induced abortion services in the first trimester using medication or surgical aspiration, and in the second trimester for medically complicated pregnancies.

Referral and consultation services are available to any medical provider with patients desiring access to a full spectrum of contraceptive services, who have medical concern about contraception, sterilization or require an induced abortion for maternal or fetal indications.

Our Family Planning Division participates in the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program. This program strives to integrate and enhance family planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents in the US and Canada.

For more information on Family Planning for women of all ages please contact our Family Planning Nurse Practitioner, Janice Agen, at 315-464-2387.

Renee E Mestad, MD, MSCI

Renee E Mestad, MD, MSCI
Appointed 07/21/11
Women's Health Network
5142 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-4730

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology: Family Planning, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Women's Health Network: Obstetric, Gynecology & Urogynecology, Pelvic Health


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Washington University at St. Louis, 2010, Family Planning
  • MS: Washington University at St. Louis, 2010, Clinical Investigation
  • Residency: Louisiana State University Health Science Center, 2002, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • MD: Kansas University Medical Center, 1998

Clinical Interests

  • Family Planning to include improving contraception use and effectiveness through education and enhanced access

Research Interests

  • The association of age with method choice in choosing a long-acting reversible contraceptive method.

Specialties & Certification

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Gynecologic Problems
  • Heavy or Extended Menstrual Bleeding
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Inflammation of the Cervix or Cervicitis
  • Levator Syndrome
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Miscarriage
  • Missed Menstrual Periods
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Reproductive Health Problems
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Syphilis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal Infections


  • Adults and Children


  • Contraception
  • Family Planning Counseling
  • Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Hysterectomy
  • Pregnancy Testing and Counseling
  • Women's Health

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
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