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How Important is an Annual Exam?

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  As cervical cancer screening recommendations have changed in the last few years, women were thrilled to find out they no longer needed an annual Pap smear. However, even if women only need that test once every 3 to 5

Posted in Cancer, Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Examinations, Insurance / Billing / Claims, Menopause, Overall Women's Health Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Don’t Hesitate to Schedule Your Regular Health Exams

When you come in for regular exams, we are looking for anything abnormal based on your personal history. If we don’t find anything, you get to walk out of our office as happy and healthy as when you walked in.

Posted in Cancer, Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations

Common Health Issues in Women Over 55 

Women are unique. We care deeply about others and tend to put the needs of our family and children before our own. We may notice illness or disease in our lives but put it on the back-burner so that we

Posted in Bladder, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diseases and Conditions, Overall Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms, Treatments

Mangrove Women’s Health: New Walk-In Clinic M-F 9am-Noon

Routine visits like pap smears and annual appointments can be planned in advance.  But life is uncertain and sometimes you need to see your OB/GYN but can’t wait weeks for an available appointment.  And who has time to wait three

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Examinations, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Pain/Chronic Pain, Resources, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection, walk-in clinic, Yeast Infection

What is a “Well-Woman Exam?”

Q:  What is a Well-Woman Exam? A:  A “well-woman” exam is the name given to the annual appointment with your physician.  The purpose of this appointment is to serve as preventive care and to establish regular care appointments and a good

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Examinations

HPV Screening Recommendations

The American College of Physicians recommends that women age 30-65 get a HPV test every 5 years (1).  HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus– it is a virus that is transmitted from person to person and can range in severity.  Surprisingly,

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions

Changes in Pap Smear Recommendations; Annual Exams Still Necessary

In 2014 the American College of Physicians changed their recommendations on cervical cancer screenings, commonly known as the pap smear.  The pap smear involves taking a sample of cells from the cervix and testing for abnormal cells that are cancerous

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Procedures, Resources

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