Your OBGYN plays a big role in your health, and your life
Women’s OBGYN in Atlanta, GA play a big part in keeping area women healthy, during all of life’s stages. Since these physicians are trained both in gynecology and obstetrics, if you find the right women’s OBGYN for you, they can provide care throughout your entire life. Below, we discuss some of the types of cares OBGYNs provide at each stage of life, but keep in mind, it’s not an exhaustive list.
Care at every age
One service your women’s OBGYN will provide, no matter your age, is your annual checkup. Often call a well women exam, these appointments are important and play a big role in the early detection of illness and disease in women. During these exams your OBGYN will check your vitals, perform a breast exam, and may do a Pap smear and pelvic exam. This is also your time to discuss any concerns you have with your doctor.
Teen and Younger years care
Many women aren’t sure at what age they, or th4eir daughter, should start seeing an OBGYN for routine care. It is recommended that women start having Pap smears by age 21, but should start seeing a women’s OBGYN as a teenage or when they become sexually active.
At this age, your OBGYN will perform a routine examination, which usually won’t include a pelvic exam or Pap smear until 21. They can also discuss birth control options for sexually active women, perform STD and STI testing, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Care in the middle years
As women age, the needs of their women’s OBGYN begin to change. As you get older you may turn to your OBGYN for fertility treatments, family planning and even birth control counseling. When you start your family, your women’s OBGYN will care for you and your baby through checkups, testing, and finally, delivery. Depending on family history, you may also begin to get regular mammograms in your 40s.
Care in your later years
Your women’s OBGYN can also provide care to older women. Your OBGYN can help you navigate the rocky terrain of menopause. You may also continue to get mammograms as directed by your doctor.
Women’s OBGYN in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA area women who are looking for the perfect women’s OBGYN for them should start their search at Georgia OBGYN. Our team is able to provide a variety of services in office and has access to the surgical rooms at nearby Northside Hospital, allowing them to provide the care you need, when you need it. Contact our office today to learn more, or to make an appointment.