Gynecologic care including pap smears, treatment of common gynecologic problems
Choosing a gynecologist is one of the most personal decisions a woman can make. Some women may select a family practice physician to help her manage all of her health concerns. Others may want a specialist who deals with very complicated and specific gynecologic conditions. Medical Health for All offers patients the full spectrum of gynecologic care with access to the most specialized services, should a patient need them.
Routine Pap Smear
The Pap smear checks for changes in the cells of your cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens to the vagina (birth canal). The Pap smear is a screen for cervical cancer.
It is now recommended that women have their first Pap smear when they are 21 years of age. It is no longer recommended that women less than 21 or over 65 years of age have a Pap smear. A Pap smear is now recommended every 3 years between the ages of 21 and 30 and every 5 years between 30 and 65 when a test for HPV is included, assuming no abnormal results are obtained.