At Queen’s Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, you will find support on your lifelong journey from adolescence to menopause and beyond. Our team-based approach includes you as a partner in care, healing, and solutions to complex problems.
An annual gynecology visit is recommended for all people with female reproductive systems 21 years and older, but younger patients are always welcomed. This visit gives you the opportunity to connect with your provider, ask questions about your overall health, and undergo necessary screenings based on your age and lifestyle.
Here are some of the benefits of a regular preventative care visit:
Your provider will conduct a physical exam which may include checking your blood pressure and your weight, and asking about your mental health. Feel free to discuss any health concerns that are affecting your life or wellbeing with your provider.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends an annual pelvic exam starting at age 21 for most people with female reproductive systems. A pelvic exam helps your provider detect certain cancers in their early stages and check for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or other problems.
The best way to prevent cervical cancer is to follow ACOG guidelines for pap tests and HPV testing. Though many people do not need these tests annually, if you’ve had irregular pap tests in the past, you may still need them annually or more frequently. If you have not had abnormal results in the past, you should be tested every three to five years.
If you are sexually active, your doctor will offer counseling on sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This may include necessary blood or urine tests to screen for STIs. If you use birth control, your provider will discuss which contraceptive methods will best fit your lifestyle.
ACOG and the American Cancer Society recommend clinical breast exams every one to three years for women ages 20–39. ACOG also recommends annual clinical breast exams and annual mammograms for women age 40 and older.
If you are over age 45 or are having perimenopausal symptoms, your health care provider will provide information on different therapies. They will also discuss lifestyle habits that affect perimenopause and menopause symptoms.
Pregnancy is a time of planning and preparing for the expected and the unexpected. A healthy pregnancy starts with pre-conception planning and continues beyond delivery of your baby.
Our dedicated obstetricians will care for you every step of the way and provide the tools and information you need to make the best decisions for you and your family.
At Queen’s Medical Center, real, compassionate care starts with our providers. Our expert ObGyns and clinicians are devoted to all people with female reproductive systems and providing them with the utmost level of care. And to assure that—when it comes to your physical health, as well as your emotional needs—you have the strength of a passionate network behind you. Our providers and office staff are fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, French, Japanese and Vietnamese.
If you were a patient of one of these providers prior to July 1, 2022, please call 808-686-4656. We want to make sure you continue to receive care.
To refer your patients to our OBGYN, download and complete the referral form below.