Gynecologists, also known as obstetrician-gynecologists or OB/GYNs, are doctors who specialize in the care of the female reproductive system. They also possess specialized knowledge about how various illnesses and diseases interact with a woman’s reproductive system.
Unlike other doctors, gynecologists primarily care for women.
Some gynecologists provide general primary care to their patients while others specialize in areas like high-risk pregnancies or infertility. Gynecologists perform surgery, manage the care of pregnant women, and diagnose and care for individuals who develop cancer anywhere in the female reproductive system.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests that women visit the gynecologist at least once a year to maintain reproductive system health. Annual visits are necessary because they can help prevent the onset of a wide range of conditions. They can also help doctors identify health concerns before they become serious.
Gynecologists perform an annual pelvic exam to identify changes and potential problems in the female reproductive system. They also administer tests called Pap smears to identify cancer, the presence of sexually transmitted diseases, and any other abnormalities.
The gynecologists at Amsterdam Medical Practice understand that patients may feel nervous or anxious about seeing them for the first time. These feelings aren’t unusual. Sharing your feelings of nervousness or anxiety may put you at ease and can help doctors build a better and more understanding relationship with you.
Your doctor works to learn more about you on your first visit to lay the foundation for a caring relationship. Both of Amsterdam Medical Practice’s gynecologists are available on site every week to address any concerns you may have. Your gynecologist may do several things on your first visit:
Finding out your medical history and family background can help the doctor get a better understanding of your specific health concerns. It also provides insight into the health concerns you could experience in the future.
Your doctor checks your height, weight, and blood pressure and may give you a routine exam to check for any existing health problems.
External genital exams help doctors assess your reproductive health and identify any abnormalities.
Let the gynecologists at Amsterdam Medical Practice put you on the path to better health. Call to make an appointment or book online today.
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