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Gynecology Specialist

Contemporary Women's Care

OB/GYNs located in Winter Park, FL & Orlando, FL

Women have very special health needs that require expert care and management from trained gynecologists. The experienced all-female team at Contemporary Women’s Care, with offices in Winter Park and Lake Nona, Florida, focus on providing you with high-quality gynecological care at every stage of your life using the most advanced medical practices and techniques. Call the office today or request an appointment online to schedule your gynecology exam.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is a medical field that specializes in the health of the female organs, treating women from early teens through menopause and beyond. The female gynecologists at Contemporary Women’s Care provide a wide range of health services for women, including many gynecological services. The doctors recommend an annual check-up and a visit any time you have a problem or symptoms that concern you.

Examples of Gynecology services include:

  • Well-women care, including screenings and health maintenance
  • Pap smears
  • Mammograms
  • Hereditary cancer screening
  • Infertility treatment
  • Perimenopause and menopause care

The doctors provide evaluation and treatment for a wide variety of gynecological issues including heavy periods, abnormal Pap smears, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and osteoporosis. The specialists at Contemporary Women’s Care believe in building relationships that enable you to be more comfortable asking questions about menstruation, sexuality, and so on, while acting as a point of contact if you develop symptoms. It also gives your team the opportunity to follow your overall health and wellness in the long term by counseling you on important health and lifestyle issues.

What does a well-woman examination consist of?

A well-woman exam is an examination offered to women to review general and reproductive health. Women should begin well-woman exams around age 13-15.

The well-woman exam also provides you and your doctor at Contemporary Women’s Care the opportunity to build a good, honest relationship, and the chance to talk about healthy relationships and other parts of your emotional health. The more honest you are, the better care you’ll get.

Typically, the exam includes the following:

  • Breast examination
  • Pelvic examination
  • Pap smear
  • Check of vitals
  • Height and weight, body mass index

Your doctor may also ask about your periods, medical history, sexual history, birth control, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

After your exam, she reviews your future health goals depending on your stage of life.

What is a Pap smear?

A Pap smear is a routine screening procedure to test for cervical cancer. During the test, cells from your cervix are gently removed and examined for abnormal growth. A Pap smear may also find other conditions, such as infections or inflammations.

Your Pap smear may be done at the same time as your pelvic exam, or conducted when you’re being tested for human papillomavirus (HPV). Most cervical cancers are due to infections from HPV, which is a sexually transmitted disease. That said, not all cervical cancers are from viral infections, so it’s recommended that you start getting tested at age 21 with regular screenings.

What do I need to know to prepare for a well-woman exam?

The team at Contemporary Women’s Care recommends you prepare for your well-woman exam by arriving clean with a list of your current medications, your health history, and all your medical concerns. The team also recommends you not eat for several hours before your exam and drink plenty of water.

For high-quality gynecology care, call Contemporary Women’s Care today or book an appointment online.