Gynecology and obstetrics are two specialties in women’s care
Gynecology and obstetrics physicians at Georgia OBGYN treat Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA residents. Though most people have a general practitioner or family doctor they see for illnesses, it is important that women also see a doctor specializing in women’s health as well. For this type of care, many women to turn gynecologist, obstetrician, or OBGYN. And while these three specialties are often referred to interchangeably, they are actually three different types of doctors.
Discover the difference between these three medical specialties
Gynecology refers to women’s care throughout a women’s life. This can include diagnosing issues with the reproductive system and working to treat those concerns. Gynecologists can also perform some procedures such as hysterectomies and biopsies to check for cancerous cells.
Obstetrics involves caring for patients who are pregnant or have recently had a child. Obstetricians provide care during pregnancy as well as postnatal care for new mothers. Obstetricians can perform both vaginal and cesarian births.
An OBGYN is a physician that practices both gynecology and obstetrics. OBGYNs work to keep your reproductive system healthy but can continue to care for your during pregnancy as well.
Seeing an OBGYN regularly is an important part of your health routine
Seeing a physician that specializes in women’s health is an important part of staying healthy and preventing diseases. The physicians at Georgia Gynecology and Obstetrics provide patient centered care and perform yearly well women exams.
These exams are a great way to assess your health and discuss any concerns or questions or concerns you may have. Your exam will start with the doctor taking your height and weight, as well as your vitals. You’ll then have a breast exam to check for signs of breast cancer, followed by a pelvic exam and PAP Smear. You and your doctor will then discuss any birth control questions or medications you are, as well as questions you have.
Gynecology and obstetrics in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA
Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA residents who are looking for gynecology and obstetric care, should look no further than Georgia OBGYN. Our staff has been serving women in the Atlanta, Alpharetta, and the surrounding areas for over thirty years. We provide care to women that focuses on you and your needs. Offering care from adolescence to menopause, we grow with you, which helps you gain a level of confidence and comfort with your physician. To learn more about our practice and the services we provide, contact us today. We look forward to helping you be your healthiest self.