We have been taking care of women in all stages of life for more than 3 decades. We take pride in serving generations in the same family. Our compassionate and friendly physicians are versatile in their approach of taking care of teens, adults and seniors.
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends that young women have their first visit with a gynecologist (OB/GYN) between the ages of 13 and 15. For most teens, the first visit will include an external examination of the genitals but not an internal examination of the reproductive organs, which is recommended beginning at age 21 for healthy women. Please review more information on Gyn exam for teens and young adults: http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Your-First-Gynecologic-Visit-Especially-for-Teens.
Among many reasons as listed in the link from ACOG, these are a few important reasons both parents and teens should consider to visit a Gynecologist on a yearly basis.
Gynecology (“gyn” for short) checkup is a yearly health check — like a regular eye exam or dental checkup. It is also called “well woman visits” because they’re designed to keep you healthy by catching small issues before they turn into big ones. It’s similar when a dentist finds a cavity before it gives you a toothache.
It might be called yearly checkup a “gyn exam,” but there’s very little actual examining involved. Most of the visit will be spent talking. Some of the things you’ll discuss are periods, birth control, STDs, sexuality, relationships, pregnancy, and body image. Most importantly, you’ll have a chance to have a confidential conversation with our experienced Physicians regarding all your questions and concerns.
At Midwest women, we believe annual health assessment (“annual examination”) is a fundamental part of medical care and is valuable in promoting prevention practices, recognizing risk factors for disease, identifying medical problems, and establishing the clinician–patient relationship. An annual visit provides an excellent opportunity to counsel patients about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks. Annual pelvic examination of patients 21 years of age or older is recommended by ACOG.
Menopause occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop producing hormones, resulting in the end of her menstrual periods. It is defined as having no menstrual period for 12 months. The months or years leading up to menopause are called perimenopause.
The most common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause are hot flashes and vaginal dryness; as many as 75% of women experience hot flashes. During perimenopause, many women also experience irregular bleeding or spotting. After menopause, the risk of chronic diseases including osteoporosis, heart disease and risk increases. Our physicians will guide you through Menopause: help treat the symptoms of menopause and the prevention of chronic disease. Learn more about menopause by Clicking Here.