Women stay healthy with preventive care from our Athens obgyns
Preventive care is designed to prevent health problems and promote wellness. From the annual wellness exam and screening tests, to vaccines and contraception, our Athens obgyns are experts who help women of all ages achieve their best health.
Annual wellness appointments are a fundamental part of preventive care
Having an annual wellness exam may be the most critical component of preventive care. This yearly visit allows our physicians to address any problems, discover potential health issues and discuss lifestyle changes that can help women reach their wellness goals. During this visit, our Athens obgyns address several issues.
- Weight and blood pressure
- Vaccines that need to be updated
- Health screenings
- Mental health
- Heart health
A physical exam, breast examination and pelvic exam are part of most preventive care visits.
Health screenings detect problems when they are in their earliest and most treatable stages
Screening for potential health conditions is another component of preventive care. Our physicians perform Pap smears and HPV testing to screen for cervical cancer. Our Athens obgyns also recommend screening mammograms every year for women ages 40 and over. We offer 3D mammograms in our office, which provide improved screening for women with dense breasts and increased detection of certain breast cancers. We also offer BRCA genetic screening for women with certain risk factors.
Contraception helps women plan a family when they are ready
Preventive care includes contraception. There are many birth control options available, and women benefit from knowledgeable advice. Our experienced physicians discuss the choices with patients, reviewing the risks and benefits to help them find the contraceptive that best suits them. From barrier and hormonal methods, to long-acting reversible methods, there is an option to suit each woman. We also provide permanent birth control options.
Our Athens obgyns provide preventive care for women in every stage of life
Women’s preventive care needs to change from the time they begin to menstruate until they move beyond menopause. At each stage of life, our Athens obgyns are here to help. Our physicians enjoy establishing trusting relationships with patients to create partnerships where the doctor and the patient work together. Contact us for an appointment.