Gynecology services involve the medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment associated with the health of the female reproductive organs: the uterus, vagina and ovaries. Wake Women’s Health gynecologists practice pro-active healthcare through preventive wellness visits. The doctors provide guidance and care for female specific health issues starting at puberty and continuing throughout life. Each of our doctors has been in practice for many years and offers the knowledge only experience can provide. See our doctors’ biographies for Dr. Richard Kurzmann and Dr. Rosemarie Newman.
Women’s Health Conditions and Issues
The services provided by a gynecology practice can vary depending on the practice. Gynecology services can cover a wide variety of medical care for women. There are a number of different gynecological conditions and questions that may be addressed with particular gynecology services. The more common gynecological conditions treated are:
- Pregnancy planning
- Irregular periods, heavy periods, and abnormal bleeding
- Sexually transmitted diseases
The Annual Gynecology Exam
The annual gynecology exam may be the most common service provided by a gynecologist. When people think of going to the gynecologist, they generally associate it with this once a year trip. Although there are many other integral and beneficial services gynecologists provide, this cornerstone of the medical specialty has a great impact on women’s health. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that annual gynecology exams start between the ages of 13-15 and continue throughout a woman’s life. However, recommended frequency can increase if a woman is determined to be at higher risk of certain reproductive system diseases. The goal of annual gynecology exams are to catch gynecological conditions and diseases in early stages when they are easier to treat.
Other Gynecology Services
Along with annual gynecology exams, there are other gynecology services that help address a variety of women’s health concerns. Here is a list of some of the more common gynecology services provided:
- Annual Gynecology Exam
- Contraception and Infertility Products
- Pap Smear
- STD Testing
- Infertility Testing
- Vascular Ultrasound
Wake Women’s Health in Raleigh, NC provides quality gynecology services to patients in the Triangle and surrounding areas. To learn more about all the services we provide, contact us at our North Raleigh office.