We recognize that every woman has unique needs and concerns. We strive to help you flourish through all the stages in your life from the first GYN exam all the way through menopause.
Meet your provider to discuss:
- Annual Health Screening Exams for women of all ages
- Evaluation and management of abnormal PAP smears
- Preconception counseling
- Contraceptive Counseling and/or in office or hospital sterilization
- Evaluation and treatment of infertility
- Menopausal medicine
- Screening for sexually transmitted diseases
We highly value the opportunity to help keep you healthy, and a well woman exam is one of our best tools to accomplish this.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Gynecology at NWWC
Many women and girls find a first gynecologic visit intimidating. As providers, we understand, and strive to make each and every visit as comfortable as possible. You may be surprised to discover that the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends a first papanicolaou (pap) test at age 21. There are a variety of reasons to see a gynecologist, including; well woman exams, menstrual concerns, fertility concerns, pelvic pain, and visits for contraception.
For a first visit with us, please schedule time ahead of your appointment to complete paperwork, either online or in person. Please bring important written questions or concerns with you. We will be happy to answer them! You will be meeting your provider in a comfortable relaxed setting before having to change out of your clothes. Some first visits are complete in this stage and no exam is necessary. Other times, an appropriate examination is required.
Usually a complete well woman examination lasts about twenty to thirty minutes, with the majority of the visit time scheduled for discussion of concerns, or answering questions. Results from the pap test or other results are available within a week or two most of the time. Your results will be posted to your patient portal, usually within 2 weeks. Please check the portal or contact us by phone if you don’t see your results on the portal.
Generally a complete well woman exam involves all the elements of a physical exam, including a clinical breast examination, and a pelvic examination. The pelvic examination includes examination of the uterus and ovaries, and if necessary a Papanicolau (pap) smear.
For the quickest way to get your test results, please go to our patient portal and OPT IN to review emails about your results. As soon as your results come in, our provider can post them to the patient portal for you to view. If you do not have access to a computer, you can call our office and speak with your medical assistant regarding your results. Unless they are abnormal, you will not receive a phone call.