Information for our Patients
How often should I have a gynecologic (female) exam?
Every woman should have yearly female wellness exams with the onset of sexual activity or at the age of 18 (whichever comes first). These annual exams should continue throughout your life until your physician tells you otherwise. If you have a specific problem, feel free to make an appointment at any time between your annual wellness exams or at a younger age than stated above.
At what age should a woman have her first mammogram?
A screening mammogram at age 35 is covered by most insurance plans. Annual mammograms are recommended after age 40 to screen for breast cancer. If there is a significant family history of breast cancer, your physician may recommend earlier screening. If you find a lump in your breast at any age, contact your provider immediately for evaluation.
What is a pap smear?
A Pap Smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. It is only a part of the gynecologist’s exam. The frequency of Pap Smears will be determined by your physician based on your individual needs. Your physician may need to do Pap Smears more or less often depending on your results.
When in my pregnancy should I begin prenatal care?
In most situations, it is best to call the office when you have a positive pregnancy test. At that time, our office staff will schedule you for your first visit around 8 weeks of pregnancy. This visit will include an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy.
Where can I find more information about Postpartum Depression?
KnowPPD contains a wealth of information about Postpartum Depression.
When is payment due?
Copays, co-insurance, and/or deductibles are due at the time of appointment.