by Barbara Anne Hessel MD | May 14, 2012 | Women's Health
Make Your Annual Exam a Top Priority
There are times in your life when you see your Ob/Gyn quite often – during pregnancy, when you are trying to get pregnant, or if you are having health issues. During the other seasons of your life it is just as important to see your doctor at least once a year. Most women do not have a family doctor outside of their Ob/Gyn – so your annual exam is essential for everyday wellness as well as preventative measures. You deserve attention, care, and concern – so make your annual exam a priority. (more…)
by Barbara Anne Hessel MD | Mar 18, 2012 | Women's Health
A Pap smear is essential for women of all ages.
When was the last time you saw your doctor for a checkup, and yes, I mean a pap smear and pelvic exam? If you can’t remember – then it’s time to make an appointment. Routine visits to your gynecologist are essential to your health as a woman. Starting at age 21 – or when you become sexually active – you should begin getting pelvic examinations, which include a pap smear, every year. A pap smear is a simple procedure done in your doctor’s office. It is considered the best tool to detect precancerous conditions and tumors that could lead to cervical cancer. (more…)