What is Gynecology?
At Professionals for Women's Health, taking care of women is our life's work. We understand that as a busy woman, it is not always easy to take time out of a busy schedule to consult a provider. This is why we offer accessible guidelines for common gynecological inquiries. Please remember that your health is important, and in most cases, it may be required to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians or nurses to receive a proper assessment and treatment. Contact our office in Columbus, OH, today to discuss your options with an expert member of our team.
"This is the most wonderful place! Everyone is friendly and professional. I see Lindsay Randolph who is awesome and always make sure I get the best gyno care. I have to give a special shout out to Cathie who did my mammogram this last visit. This was year 11 for mammograms for me, and I always dread it because it is usually extremely uncomfortable and a bit painful. This time was completely painless. I don't know how she does it, but I will never schedule these with anyone else! I recommend anyone looking for new services for women's health absolutely visit Professionals for Women's Health."- W.S. / Google / Nov 07, 2020
"Everyone here was AWESOME!!! I went in for one thing and they ended up helping me out and we did my complete wellness exam. Cathie made the mammogram painless and quick. They were my doctors when I gave birth to my daughter 6 years ago and still just as professional today. Plus they were able to me quickly."- K.G. / Google / Oct 29, 2020
"I've always had great experiences here. Everyone has been supportive and authentic from the front office and nursing staff to Dr. Rahl. My recent onsite mammogram with Cathie was awesome - no pain or discomfort at all."- K.A. / Google / Oct 22, 2020
Why is Gynecological Care Important?
Gynecological care is essential for women of all ages. This type of care includes screenings and treatments for conditions that affect the reproductive organs, such as the uterus, ovaries, and breasts. Our goal at Professionals for Women's Health is to help detect potential problems early when they are most treatable. We also provide guidance on how to maintain optimal gynecological health as you age.
What Are the Benefits of Gynecological Care?
Gynecology care is an essential component of an ideal women’s health routine. Benefits of seeking gynecological services at Professionals for Women’s Health in Columbus, OH include:
- Catching health issues early on, making treatment more effective
- early detection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Regular Pap smears identify precancerous cells in the cervix, which can prevent cervical cancer
- Pelvic exams can help detect ovarian or uterine cancers in their early stages
- Identifying any irregularities or problems with menstrual cycles
- Offering guidance and resources for couples trying to conceive
- Providing birth control counseling
- A safe space to discuss sexual health concerns
- Offering solutions for sexual dysfunction or pain during intercourse
- Personalized advice on managing hot flashes, mood swings, or other menopausal symptoms
- Teaching the importance of regular breast and pelvic self-exams
- Helping women detect unusual changes in their bodies sooner
- Offering diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations based on a woman's specific health needs
What Gynecological Services Are Offered?
There are a wide array of services designed to treat various diseases, infections, and other conditions. Our staff at Professionals for Women's Health are highly qualified in diagnosing and treating any issues you may be having. We offer the following gynecological services:
What is a Pap smear?
A Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. It involves collecting cells from the cervix. The cells are then examined under a microscope to look for abnormalities. It only takes a few minutes to perform a Pap smear, and patients usually only feel slight discomfort during the process.
Who needs a mammogram?
A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast, and it is used to look for changes in the tissue that could indicate cancer. Professionals for Women's Health may recommend a mammogram if you are over the age of 40, have a family history of breast cancer, or have certain other risk factors. Women with a higher risk may need to have more frequent mammograms.
When is a hysterectomy needed?
A hysterectomy is a surgery used to remove the uterus. It is typically only recommended when other treatments like medication or surgery have not worked or are not possible. Hysterectomies are sometimes performed to treat uterine cancer, but they can also be used for conditions like endometriosis and fibroids. Ask our Columbus team if a hysterectomy is right for your health.
Meet With an OB/GYN Today
When it comes to feminine health, it's important to find a medical professional you can trust. Each member of Professionals for Women's Health has been specifically chosen as a result of their compassion for their patients and dedication to their field. Call us today to arrange a consultation at our facility in Columbus, OH.
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