Physicians Medical Group of San Jose
Primary Care and Specialty Care located in San Jose, CA
Women have a variety of unique health care needs that require specialized care from a trained OB/GYN. Physicians Medical Group of San Jose, located in San Jose, California, has a team of OB/GYNs to walk you through all the important milestones of life, from your first well-woman exam to menopause management. No matter what stage of life you’re in, Physicians Medical Group of San Jose can provide you with the care you need. Call your Physicians Medical Group of San Jose physician today!
OB/GYN Q & A
What is an OB/GYN?
An obstetrician and gynecologist or an OB/GYN specializes in all aspects of women’s health care, including menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause. These specialized doctors also provide an array of preventive services, including Pap smear tests and pelvic exams, to maintain your reproductive health.
Which types of gynecological services does an OB/GYN provide?
OB/GYNs provide a wide range of gynecological services for women at various stages of life. Starting at the age of 18, you should start visiting Physicians Medical Group of San Jose for annual well-woman exams. These annual checkups with your OB/GYN include:
- Physical exam
- Breast exam
- Pelvic exam
- Pap smear for cervical cancer
- Screenings (sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening, HPV testing, etc.)
- Birth control and family planning
Depending on your age, your doctor may also provide additional counseling about your sexual health or lifestyle habits.
Other important gynecological services that your OB/GYN may recommend include:
- Cervical cancer and ovarian cancer screening
- Osteoporosis screening/prevention
- Urinary incontinence evaluation
As you age, your gynecological visits may change to include new screenings or preventive measures. For example, you no longer need a Pap smear once you turn 65 if you’ve had at least three consecutive negative Pap tests, but you may need a bone density screening to diagnose osteoporosis.
What women’s health problems can an OB/GYN treat?
An OB/GYN treats a variety of women’s health problems that affect your sexual and reproductive health, including:
- Ovarian cysts
- Abnormal bleeding
- Urinary tract infections
- Pelvic floor disorders
- Uterine fibroids
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Physicians Medical Group of San Jose also helps prevent and treat bone loss related to osteoporosis, a condition that is more common in women than men.
Which types of obstetrics services does an OB/GYN provide?
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in any woman’s life. To ensure you and your baby remain as healthy as possible throughout your pregnancy, it’s important to schedule a visit with an OB/GYN the moment you find out you’re pregnant.
Some of the most important pregnancy and delivery services OB/GYNs provide include:
- Preconception counseling
- Fertility counseling
- Nonstress test
- High-risk pregnancy management
- Nutritional counseling
- Genetic testing
- Prenatal care/checkups
- Prenatal vitamins
- Breastfeeding counseling
With a team of experienced, dedicated OB/GYNs on staff, Physicians Medical Group of San Jose has the perfect doctor to care for you. Call your Physicians Medical Group of San Jose physician today!
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