General Gynecological Care
Routine Women’s Health Care (also known as Routine Gynecological or Primary Care Exams) include Assessment, Evaluation, Treatment/Recommendations for Treatment, and Education/Resources based on each person’s unique needs in fostering health promotion across the “Life-Cycle”.
- Routine and yearly exams
- Routine health screening: blood, urine
- Adolescent gynecology and counseling
- Vaginal discharge evaluation and treatment
- Contraception/Family Planning counseling and services
- Emergency Contraception
- Abnormal/painful uterine bleeding screening
- Pap smears and HPV testing (AKA cervical cancer screening)
- Pelvic floor assessment
- Vaccine assessment
- Breast cancer screening
- Assessment of Pain associated with intercourse
- Ovarian, vulvar, vaginal and uterine cancer screening
- Pre-menstrual syndrome
- STD screening
- Depression and Domestic Violence screening
Gynecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts. Literally, outside medicine, it means “the science of women”.
Midwifery, as practiced by CNM/CMs, encompasses a full range of primary health care services for women from adolescence beyond menopause. These services include the independent provision of primary care, gynecologic and family planning services, and preconception care, to name a few. Midwives provide initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. They conduct physical examinations; prescribe medications; admit, manage and discharge patients (dependent upon hospital privileges); order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests; and order medical devices. Midwifery care also includes health promotion, disease prevention, and individualized wellness education and counseling. These services are provided in partnership with women and families in diverse settings such as ambulatory care clinics, private offices, community and public health systems, homes, hospitals, and birth centers.