Women’s OBGYN specializes in keeping women in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA healthy. Though many women see an OBGYN annually, many don’t really know what a women’s OBGYN really is and what sets them apart from other physicians in the field of women’s health.
Q. What is a women’s OBGYN?
A. A women’s OBGYN is a physician that has training both in obstetrics and gynecology. This allows the doctor to provide care to women throughout every stage of life, including general women’s health care, pregnancy, and everything in between.
Q. What other types of women’s health doctors are there?
A. There are three main specialties when it comes to women’s health providers. And, as previously mentioned, a women’s OBGYN combines two of them to make the third. A gynecologist is a doctor that specializes in the health of women’s organs and reproductive system. However, they do not provide care to women who are expecting. For that, they would refer the patient to an obstetrician. An OBGYN specializes in both, so you can have the same doctor provide care for all your needs.
Q. When should I start seeing a women’s OBGYN?
A. This varies slightly for every women and girl. It is recommended you start seeing a women’s OBGYN when you become sexually active at the very least. By the late teen years women should start seeing a women’s OBGYN regardless if they are sexually active or not. If you’re unsure if you need to start seeing a women’s OBGYN, contact them. They are happy to discuss your circumstances and needs with you.
Q. What are some reasons I would schedule an appointment?
A. There are many reasons you may make an appointment to see a women’s OBGYN. First, you’ll need to go in every year for a wellness visit. This allows your doctor to assess your health and check for diseases like breast or cervical cancer.
You should also make an appointment to see your women’s OBGYN if you notice changes in your menstrual cycle, experience pain with sex, or have concerns like exposure to and STD or STI. Women’s OBGYNs also provide birth control management services, certain vaccinations, and more.
Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA women have many options of women’s OBGYN. Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology has been providing care to women in the area for over 30 years. We take great pride in providing all the care you’ll need in one place. Contact us today to learn more about our staff or to make an appointment.