Annual Exams and PAPs

Annual exams with a Women’s Care doctor are essential to your health.

annualexam-sidebarWe at Women’s Care believe that an annual exam with one of our obstetrician/gynecologists at our Eugene/Springfield offices is an essential way to promote your overall health. We want to provide the best and most appropriate cancer screening, bone health, general wellness assistance and emotional well being promotion possible. Make an appointment today with a Women’s Care Provider for an annual exam. At Women’s Care, we care about women!

ACOG Patient education fact sheet: Making the most of your healthcare visit.
Learn more about understanding abnormal pap test results.
Learn more about human papillomavirus infection.

First Gynecological Visit:

At Women’s Care we listen to the concerns of young women.

The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends that a young woman make her first visit to a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. Most girls will NOT need a pelvic exam during this visit. Your Women’s Care provider will do a regular health exam and talk about your teenager’s development and periods. This provides a great “first impression” of the gynecologist for teens, and we invite her to return with any concerns, and make sure that she feels comfortable doing so.

Please make an appointment with a Women’s Care provider to discuss ANY issues, including periods, pain, sign of infection or any worries.
Read more about your first gynecological visit

PAP Smears and HPV Testing:

Pap smears and HPV testing provide prevention and early detection of cervical cancer.

Women’s Care obstetrician/gynecologists provide evidence-based testing for cervical cancers. HPV, or Human Papilloma Virus, can cause cervical cancers. 75% of women have had HPV at some time during their lives. Normally, a healthy immune system clears HPV in 1-3 years. Over time, HPV can cause changes in cervical cells that are precancerous and cancerous. Pap smears can detect these changes, so that your cervix can be treated LONG before cancer occurs. Also be sure to talk to your Women’s Care doctor about receiving the vaccine to protect yourself from HPV.

Learn more about the human papillomavirus infection