Most women need a pelvic exam every year, and a pap smear every three years, but this frequency can vary based on your age, family history, medical history, and doctor’s recommendations.
For example, if you’ve had a complete hysterectomy, you’ll need pelvic examinations instead of pap smears. Likewise, if you have a family or personal history of cervical cancer, your doctor may recommend a different screening schedule for you.
If you’re ever experiencing signs and symptoms that indicate a problem, see your primary care provider at Premier Medical Group.
It’s important to establish a primary care provider for several reasons:
Please note that primary care providers are also trained and qualified to practice in women’s health.
You should schedule certain appointments in advance, such as your annual physical, pap smear, mammogram, or other office visits that aren’t urgent.
For urgent matters, feel free to stop by Premier Health Group’s Urgent Care Clinic for quick treatment without an appointment. Patients who suspect they have an STD, are bleeding heavily and unexpectedly, or are in severe pain often choose to go through Urgent Care rather than scheduling an appointment in advance.
When you call to schedule in advance, you can choose your favorite provider. However, to ensure you’re seen on time when you schedule an appointment, urgent care patients are seen by the provider(s) available at that time and are generally not able to choose their primary care doctor unless they’re available.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!