Nearly all women experience some type of gynecological condition at some time in their lives, making it necessary to get quality gynecology care close to home. Dr. Li Zheng and the team of family medicine physicians at Weibo Medical Care in Flushing, Queens, New York, offer gynecology services to women of all ages in Flushing and surrounding neighborhoods. The Weibo Medical Care team provides a caring environment for women’s healthcare services with the convenience of a family practice. Call or make an appointment online using the scheduling tool.
Dr. Zheng and the medical team at Weibo Medical Care offer specialized care for women’s health and wellbeing. Gynecology services focus on keeping your reproductive system as healthy as possible through routine exams and the diagnosis of any conditions that need treatment. The gynecology services Dr. Zheng and his colleagues offer include:
Annual pelvic exams and pap smears
Birth control options and prescriptions
Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Urinary tract infections
Routine breast exams and cancer screening
Since Weibo Medical Care is a family medicine practice, the team considers your overall health along with your gynecological care.
At What Age is it Appropriate to Have an Annual Gynecological Exam?
Unless there is a more pressing problem, Dr. Zheng and the other physicians recommend getting your first annual pelvic exam between the ages of 13 and 15. It’s also essential to build a doctor-patient relationship, as is the philosophy at Weibo Medical Care, so you feel most comfortable asking questions about your period, sexuality, and any symptoms you may experience.
What Should I Expect At My Gynecology Appointment?
If you’re coming in for an annual exam, you discuss any health concerns you have and your lifestyle with Dr. Zheng or one of the other doctors. They also perform an internal exam, which includes a pap smear, and a breast exam. Your physician may test your blood and ask you to give a urine sample, too. Typically, a nurse records your blood pressure, height, and weight.
In addition to your physical exam, Dr. Zheng recommends any vaccinations that are useful to prevent STDs and certain types of cervical conditions. You can also discuss birth control methods, family history as it relates to female health problems, and any other concerns you have.
What is a Pap Smear?
A Pap smear is a procedure that screens for cervical cancer by testing cells from your cervix to see if they are precancerous. During your annual pelvic exam, Dr. Zheng or one of the other qualified family physicians scrapes a small specimen of cells from your cervix using a special tool. This procedure may be slightly uncomfortable, but it only takes a few seconds.
A lab technician analyzes the cells to determine if there are any abnormalities. Once the results are ready, Dr. Zheng discusses any areas of concern and recommends necessary treatment. Most women, if the Pap test is normal, need to get tested just once every three years.
Call or schedule your gynecology exam using the online booking tool.