Gynecologist – OBGYN
Do you have questions or concerns about your feminine health? Are you seeking assistance with a range of topics pertaining to your personal health? A routine gynecological care appointment is an opportunity for you to receive the personal, intimate care you deserve to feel safe and healthy. Contact us today at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health to schedule your consultation with our experienced team in Arizona.
What Is Routine Gynecological Care?
Routine gynecological care involves annual exams and care to promote and maintain optimal female health. Commonly referred to as Well Woman Visits, these routine appointments are recommended for all women once they turn 21 or they become sexually active, whichever happens first. Beyond the physical exams, these appointments are a chance to address a variety of aspects of women’s health.
What Could I Expect from a Routine Gynecological Care Appointment?
These appointments typically include three main components:
- Breast exam
- PAP smear or cervical cancer screening
- Pelvic exam
The combination of these exams offers insight to feminine health and wellness. We understand these exams can be very personal and intimate, and we are committed to ensuring you are as comfortable as possible. You and your health are our priority.
In addition to the exam, routine gynecological care appointments are a chance for you to explore other health concerns. Our Scottsdale staff can advise you on:
- Bone health
- Cancer screenings
- Family planning
- Gynecological care and health
- Hormone therapy
- Menstrual cycle problems or irregularities
- Pregnancy planning
- Preventative care
- Sexual issues
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) prevention and treatment
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) prevention and treatment
The topics discussed in your appointment is up to you. Routine gynecological care is a highly personal medical treatment area, and the consultation should be treated as such.
Why Does it Matter?
Living a healthy lifestyle is important, and routine gynecological care is a key part. These annual exams help build rapport to make you more comfortable sharing the most intimate details of your personal life with our team in Scottsdale. A commitment to regular annual exams helps ensure your gynecological and overall health are monitored to note any changes or concerns.
Yearly Gynecological Exam
A yearly gynecological exam is often referred to as a “well woman visit” or “annual visit.” It is recommended that women begin having annual well woman visits beginning at age 21 or the beginning of sexual activity, whichever comes first.
Now that guidelines surrounding annual pap smears have changed, many women feel there’s no need for an annual OB/GYN visit. However, there is much more involved in an annual visit than a pap test. Not only does your visit help to build a rapport with the individual who is privy to some of the most intimate details of your life, exams are also used as a well-woman checkup to assess other aspects of your health. During your yearly exam, your provider may conduct a pelvic examination, PAP smear (cervical cancer screening), and a breast examination. Depending on your individual circumstances and concerns, your practitioner can also discuss topics relating to your overall gynecologic health, family planning, cancer screening, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual issues, bone health and menopause.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Take a step in maintaining your feminine health and wellness. Contact us today at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health and schedule your consultation! Our qualified team in Scottsdale, Arizona, can assist you with a routine gynecological care appointment.