Should You Have a Gynecologist?
Although you may have a regular doctor for your medical needs, if you are a woman, you should also have a trusted gynecologist. Although a general physician can provide you with annual pelvic exams and many of the other services offered through a gynecologist, they are not specialists in this area. There are benefits to having a gynecologist as part of your wellness team. Here are some of the specialized services gynecologists offer.
- Well-woman care. Wellness care for women is more than just an annual exam. Needs change from your teen years through child-bearing and menopausal years. Gynecologists can provide screenings, medical care and counseling for all the wellness needs you have throughout your life.
- Birth control and planning. Whether you want to delay or stop pregnancy or are having difficulty conceiving, a gynecologist can offer many options for your reproductive needs.
- Obstetrics. For pregnancy and delivery, you want an expert to monitor you and your baby’s health. An OB/GYN is critical in helping ensure you have every tool and resource available for a healthy pregnancy and will be there through the delivery.
- Health issues. There are many health issues that are specific to women, such as hormonal imbalances, cervical cancer, fibroids and many other medical conditions. Having a trusted gynecologist that knows your health history can help identify issues early and offer specialized care for all your gynecological needs.
As a woman, you need a medical practitioner that has specialized training for all your specific health needs. Choose a certified OB/GYN to perform your wellness exams and to be there for all your woman’s health needs throughout your life.
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Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.
699 Church Street #220
Marietta, GA 30060
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