As a woman, you have unique health needs. Sometimes, a family physician isn’t enough. Instead, it might be better to see a gynecologist. This is a doctor who specializes in women’s health, specifically the female reproductive system. Although you may not think you need to go until after you have a concern, it’s recommended you visit your gynecologist regularly. Here’s what you need to know when scheduling your appointments.
What is a Gynecologist?
A gynecologist undergoes specific training in a variety of issues relating to women’s health, such as obstetrics, pregnancy, and childbirth. They are also qualified to handle concerns pertaining to menstruation, fertility problems, hormonal disorders, and several other conditions connected to the female reproductive system.
Why Should I Choose a Gynecologist?
Let’s face it, there are some women’s health issues that can be sensitive or embarrassing. It can be easier to discuss them with a doctor who has a deeper understanding of what you might be experiencing. If you’re comfortable with your physician, you’re more likely to maintain regular appointments and avoid delaying care for certain issues.
You’ll benefit from the expertise of a physician who focuses on health concerns that directly relate to you as a woman. To become a qualified gynecologist, it requires at least 8 years of training and pass a certification exam. They will help you look and feel your best through personalized solutions.
How Often Should I See My Gynecologist?
It’s often recommended you see a gynecologist for the first time in your early teen years. You should then maintain annual checkups. If any concerns develop in between your appointments, don’t wait to contact your doctor.
Annual care allows you to build a trusted relationship with your doctor, so you feel comfortable discussing even the most sensitive of issues. They will be by your side through all stages of life to provide you with the comprehensive care you need.
During your annual exams, your gynecologist may perform several preventive tasks, such as:
- Physical examination
- Pelvic examination
- Breast examination
- Blood or urine testing
Regular care allows your gynecologist to provide you with the latest solutions to maintain a healthy lifestyle to avoid certain age-related conditions. The yearly health assessment is key to addressing any issues early to help you feel your best.
About Dr. Connie Casad
Dr. Connie Casad provides personalized gynecological services for women. She incorporates the latest advancements in medicine with natural remedies to help each patient achieve optimal health and wellness. She does more than just treat a disease or symptom. Dr. Casad creates customized plans to help you function your best, such as changes to your diet, bioidentical hormones, and other treatments. She provides the comfortable, compassionate care you need to remove any anxieties about visiting your gynecologist. If it’s time for your next visit, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.