The services every women’s gynecological care practice should be able to offer
Gynecological care is a crucial element of women’s health. And yet, because of taboo and stigma, so many women have shame around discussing their gynecological needs and reproductive health. It can be overwhelming, especially if you have yet to experience trust and compassion in your gynecological care.
While urgent care and walk-in clinics sometimes help solve an immediate problem, they are not necessarily a solution for long-term, in-depth supportive gynecological care. Not to mention, it’s overall less affordable!
At Dr. Lona Sasser Obstetrics & Gynecology we believe in comprehensive, compassionate care. If you are in the Coral Springs area, our practice is now accepting new patients. You can schedule an appointment with us easily and quickly online or you can call our office at (954) 340-1050.
Why choosing a supportive and committed doctor for your gynecological care matters
It is so important to choose a supportive, knowledgeable, and capable doctor. By finding an OBGYN that you feel comfortable with, you will be able to benefit from comprehensive gynecological care. This means you benefit from preventive care and exams, established trust to speak about any potential future complications, and you have a doctor that knows the context of your specific history, body, and medical needs.
If you are not in the area, it’s important to know what you should look for in a gynecologist. Below are the following services we believe your chosen women’s health clinic should offer.
Regular well-women exams
As we mentioned above, finding a primary practitioner for your gynecological care is crucial for building trust and helpful communication. Under the Affordable Care Act, women are allowed one free annual well-woman exam, covered by their insurance. These exams are your opportunity to ask the health questions, discuss birth control or any health concerns, get screened for STIs, and other routine screenings. These will likely include measurements of weight and height, a blood pressure check, breast exam, pelvic exam and Pap smear.
If you’re looking into gynecological care near you that doesn’t emphasize the importance of these annual exams, it may be best to keep on searching. Positive and trusting relationships with your gynecologist is key for thorough care.
Birth control: education, options, and care
Health care providers should be informed and proactively invested in learning new birth control education, options, and care. The doctors and the practice should be able to provide you thorough information to help you make an educated decision that is best for you and your body. It should be based on education and commitment to making decisions based on your best interests.
Diagnosis and treatment of gynecological problems
So often women’s health problems, specifically gynecological problems can be a source of stress and even shame. A doctor that specializes in gynecological care should be able to address your concerns with a knowledgeable and affirming response. There is nothing worse than feeling dismissed or shamed!
Dr. Lona Sasser, her associate Dr. Mary Squire-De Leon, and our office staff know and value the importance of thorough care. When shopping around, it is absolutely acceptable to call and ask the receptionist about the practice’s mission and values.
Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
STIs (also known as STDs) are often navigated with shame. The last thing we want is someone to avoid treatment because they feel too embarrassed. A good and reliable women’s health clinic should be able to help you get tested, diagnosed, and treated without there being any shame or judgment.
Living in the Coral Springs area and in search of an OBGYN? Schedule your appointment with Dr. Lona Sasser Obstetrics & Gynecology today online or by calling (954) 340-1050.
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Thanks for reassuring me that going to a good clinic will mean that any testing and treatment for STDs will remain confidential and respected. My sister’s ex-boyfriend just called and said he was recently diagnosed with AIDs and advised that she get tested as well. My sister is too embarrassed and worried that people may start rumors about her if she avails of gynecological services. I’ll tell her that she won’t have to worry about that kind of thing and the doctors and nurses at a clinic are professional enough not to judge her for it.