Preventive Care

It is important for women to be proactive when it comes to their health. And the best way to do that is to have an annual exam done by your gynecologist. Not only does an annual exam help maintain a healthy lifestyle, it also provides comfort and reassurance and establishes a basis to compare future test results.

Some subjects that can be discussed at your annual exam:

  • Health Screening – Get screened high blood pressure, diabetes, bone density for osteoporosis and other issues.
  • Birth Control - Learn about birth control methods and determine which is the right one for you.
  • Issues With Your Menstrual Period - Discuss premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful periods, your first period, heavy bleeding, or irregular periods.
  • Vaccinations - Get vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and more.
  • Cancer Screening - Learn more about breast cancer, colon cancer, or other types of cancer.
  • Depression - Depression is a common but serious illness. You can discuss your symptoms with your gynecologist to determine how best to treat them.
  • Concerns About Sex - Discuss what happens during intercourse, pain during sex, hormonal changes that change interest or response to sex, etc.