Finding a gynecologist can be a daunting task
Gynecology physicians provide specialized care to women in Atlanta, GA. But, finding the right one can be difficult. And, some people may not know what they do or when they should begin to have regular visits to one. Below, you’ll learn more about gynecology and what to look for in a women’s health providers.
Q. What is gynecology?
A. Gynecology is a medical specialty that focuses on the health and wellness of women’s reproductive organs.
Q. Are gynecologists and OBGYNs the same thing?
A. Gynecologists, obstetricians, and OBGYNs are often referred to interchangeably. Many people believe these are three different words for the same type of doctor. And while they are all women’s specialists, they aren’t all the same.
Gynecology refers to the care of women’s reproductive organs, however, it does not include care during pregnancy. For that, you gynecologist would refer you to an obstetrician. These doctors specialize in pregnancy care, but don’t provide everyday wellness care. An OBGYN is a doctor who has training in both. They are able to treat medical issues and diseases as well as continue to care for you during pregnancy.
Q. What types of things would I see a gynecologist for?
A. You may visit a physician for many reasons such as for annual wellness exams, STD testing, sexual health questions or concerns, family planning, birth control management, and more. If you experience problems such as changes in your period, pain in your pelvic area, or other issues with your reproductive organs, you would also be make an appointment with your gynecologist.
Q. When should I start seeing a gynecologist?
A. Many people aren’t sure when they should start having visits. Many women start going in for annual exams in their teen years, typically between ages 13 and 15. You should start visiting a women’s health specialist when you become sexually active, start having your period, or if you begin to have problems during your periods.
Q. What should I look for when choosing a gynecologist?
A. When you look for a gynecology provider, there are many things to look for. Of course, their credentials such as experience and education are important, but it’s also important to find a doctor, and clinic, you feel comfortable with. Visiting a gynecology specialist isn’t always comfortable but having a doctor your trust can help make it a little less stressful.
Gynecology in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA women who are looking for a gynecology clinic or provider, should consider Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our expert team provides quality care in a comfortable, safe environment. Contact our office to learn more about they gynecology care we offer, or to schedule an appointment.