Top Tips for Women's Health

Tip #1: Well Women Gynecology

Women should see their midwife or physician routinely for a Pap smear, pelvic exam, pelvic sonogram, breast exam, STD screening, pregnancy planning and birth control. In addition, blood pressure and weight should be recorded at each visit.

For many women, their gynecology provider is also their primary care provider. This visit should include a complete interval history, which is the history from previous visits to the current visit. This includes medical problems, medications including over-the-counter medications and herbs, sexual activity and lifestyle, which includes smoking, drinking, drugs and exercise.