Gynecology care includes evaluation of the female reproductive tract and organs and involves the care of healthy women as well as office and surgical care for problems that are unique to the female body. Every woman should have routine gynecologic care, especially if they’re generally healthy and want to stay that way. Dr. Gene Krishingner, Jr., at Women’s and Maternity Care Specialists in Winter Park, Florida, is currently accepting new patients. Whether you simply need a routine well-woman exam, or if you’re looking to conceive — or are already pregnant — Dr. Krishingner and his caring team can get you in for an immediate appointment.
During a well-woman exam, Dr. K and a member of his caring team will sit and talk with you. They’ll want to know your full family history and all of your personal medical history. They’ll also want to gather information about your sexual health, diet, exercise habits, work routine, home routine, and mental health history. Once Dr. K gets an understanding of your health and background, he’ll perform a physical exam. This includes your:
After your physical, Dr. K will discuss future health goals with you. If you’re planning to conceive, he’ll go over your expectations and plans. Or if you’re getting close to menopause, this is the time to talk about what to expect and treatment options.
Most women learn about getting a routine Pap smear — and start dreading it — somewhere around puberty. A Pap smear is beneficial because it involves Dr. Krishingner collecting a cell sample directly from your cervix. The test is the initial way to check for cervical cancer. If you routinely have Pap smears, Dr. K can also track your history, to see if any, and how many abnormalities exist. This can help determine if you’re at risk of developing cervical cancer later on down the line. Some of the guidelines regarding the timing and frequency of pap smear testing has changed recently so be sure to ask Dr. K and his team about what is best for you.
Ask ahead of time if you need to fast. If you know you need a certain blood test, it’s possible that you might need to limit food or liquid intake for several hours before having your lab work done. Aside from that, you don’t need to do anything special to prepare. Just know your family history and current medications. It can be handy to have your medications written down to carry in your wallet for this purpose and in the event of an emergency.
Also be aware that Dr. K will need to know about all medications you take, even if they’re dietary supplements that you get over-the-counter. Some women prefer to bring in all of their medications, so they don’t have to write down prescription names, dosages, or frequencies.
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