What is gynecology?
Gynecology is an area of medical specialty that focuses on female reproductive health. The field covers a wide range of medical issues. Dr. Ennis possesses extensive training and experience in the preventive, diagnostic, and treatment needs of women of all ages.
Many women prefer to combine their gynecologic care with their primary care needs. Dr. Ennis offers both services in an effort to help you reach and maintain optimal health and wellness.
What types of issues are treated through gynecology?
Gynecology covers most health concerns related to your reproductive system. If you become pregnant, an obstetrician cares for you throughout your pregnancy. While Dr. Ennis does not provide obstetric care, she can refer you to a trusted specialist to assist you during your journey to motherhood, and resume caring for your gynecologic needs when you’re ready.
Some common gynecology needs include:
- Vaginal infections
- Abnormal bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Pap smear screening
- STD screening and treatment
- Preconception counseling
- Birth control, including IUD insertion
- Pelvic pain
This is far from a comprehensive list. Gynecology includes a wide range of health needs and areas of concern.
How often should I schedule gynecology visits?
Women should begin gynecology care around the age of 21, or when they become sexually active. Many parents choose to bring their daughters in around the age of 13-15. Annual visits are the best way to get the screenings you need to stay healthy, and to discuss gynecologic needs as they arise.
It’s important to make an appointment any time you notice changes or symptoms. As with so many health conditions, many gynecologic issues respond best to treatment in the early stages of disease.
You may need to schedule fewer routine exams or more frequent visits depending on your age and situation. Dr. Ennis also provides excellent primary care services, making it easy to cover all of your health needs without having to schedule appointments all over town.
If you’d like to meet Dr. Ennis and discuss how her approach to gynecologic care aligns with your specific set of needs, schedule an appointment today. Booking your visit by phone or with the online scheduler.
Notes: abnormal periods, contraceptive methods (check website), ovarian cyst, pelvic pain, fibroids, pre-conception counseling, vaginal infections and STD screening, abnormal pap smears and HPV infections, incontinence treatment, adult health maintenance and prevention, IUD insertion, endometreosis