Women’s Health Care for All Stages of Life, Close to Home
Yearly well-woman visits with your health care provider – often with an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) – offer way more for your well-being than the pelvic exam and Pap test that likely come to mind.
Your OB/GYN can provide a wide range of health-related education, counseling and services throughout your lifetime. Depending on your needs at the time of the well-woman visit, you can address:
- Screenings, such as those for breast and cervical cancers and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Pregnancy prevention
- Prenatal, pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care
- Infertility evaluations and procedures
- Perimenopausal and postmenopausal care
- Surgery, including abdominal and vaginal procedures
“While OB/GYNs are specialists, they can also provide many primary care services, such as immunizations and blood pressure screenings,” says Jennifer Carroll, MD, an OB/GYN affiliated with University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. “You can even work together to reach health goals, like starting an exercise routine, losing weight, practicing safe sex, having a healthy pregnancy, transitioning through perimenopause and managing menopause.”
“The annual well-woman visit is meant to address some basic women’s health topics,” Dr. Carroll adds. “If you have health concerns beyond what is typically covered in a well-woman visit, be sure to schedule follow-up visits with your OB/GYN so we can spend dedicated time addressing those issues and putting an appropriate plan of care in place.”
Gynecology services at UH Portage Medical Center provides women with the most medically advanced care through every stage of life. Our highly trained team uses sophisticated diagnostics and the latest treatment options for women’s health – all within a beautiful facility.
A team of gynecologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, nurses and lactation professionals works together to deliver compassionate care in the areas of maternity and obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, breast health, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis and alternatives to abdominal hysterectomy.
The Center for Women’s Health also features all-private labor, delivery and recovery birthing rooms outfitted with the latest technology and equipment in a family-friendly environment. The knowledgeable nurses and have extensive training in labor support, newborn care, breastfeeding and the newest innovations to ensure the safety and health of moms and babies.
Need to find an OB/GYN? University Hospitals has a large network of women’s health experts throughout the region, including, Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, and Newton Falls. Call 330-443-2352 or visit UHhospitals.org/services/obgyn-womens-health to learn more and find a provider near you.