An obstetrician–gynecologist (OB/GYN) is a doctor or a nurse practitioner specializing in the health care of women. While a physician who specializes in the medical care of women and their reproductive system (vagina, ovaries and uterus) is technically a gynecologist, an obstetrician specializes in the surgical care of women and their children during pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal care. Our OB/GYN providers are trained in both specialties.
We’ll coordinate your care so that everyone — including your personal physician, specialists, lab techs, and pharmacists — can review your medical history, medications, and lab results. This means your entire team can work together to give you the best care possible.
Adolescent Care. Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 years and 15 years. What can your teenage daughter talk to our doctors and nurse practitioner(s) about?
- Cramps and problems with menstrual periods
- Sex and sexuality
- Birth control
- STIs (sexually transmitted diseases)
- Alcohol, drugs, and smoking
- Emotional ups and downs
Our OB/GYN providers perform general physical exams and an external genital exam as well as a pelvic exam depending on your age and whether you are having any pain or abnormal bleeding. Another screening you will need starting at age 21 is a Pap test, which can detect abnormalities that might lead to cancer.
And if you are sexually active, you may have tests for certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Most of the tests that teens need can be done by the doctor with a urine sample. You also may have certain vaccinations to prevent against harmful viruses.
Call and schedule your Pap test today and get a $10 gift card for being good to yourself!