We’re all guilty of forgetting about our annual doctor’s appointments. Don’t put your gynecologist on the back-burner. If you’re due for a pap smear or any other checkups included in a well woman exam, make visiting your OB/GYN a New Year’s resolution!
Prioritize your checkups, not just your annual trip to the gynecologist but also for all your other physicians and specialists. We know keeping track of everything can be hard, especially if you’re on a tight schedule.
However, the great thing about annual checkups is that they are annual—so you only have to go once a year. The well woman exam is no different, so unless instructed otherwise, don’t feel stressed about visiting your gynecologist regularly.
A wellness visit is fast and easy for an expert gynecologist like Dr. Susan Fox, and it involves a pap smear and a pelvic exam.
While you may not feel the need to go to a doctor if everything seems fine, it is of the utmost importance to be proactive and continue annual checkups so that your gynecologist can detect any conditions as early as possible.
Now that 2020 is officially upon us, it’s the perfect time to give your gynecologist a call and set the appointment date that’s right for you. While you may have a hard time picking a date now, if your schedule tends to change often, remember that you can always reschedule.
However, make sure that you don’t get into the habit of constantly rescheduling if you forget about your appointment easily. Try to stick to one date as much as possible so you can get your checkup out of the way!
Tips on Visiting Your OB/GYN
When coming in for a pap smear and pelvic exam, it can be easy to feel like you want the appointment to go as fast as possible. We encourage you to make the most out of your wellness visit by following these tips.
The first is to make sure your gynecologist is someone you feel comfortable with and one you trust. Just like with other doctors, your OB/GYN is someone you should keep in touch with in-between visits. While you don’t need to come into the office all the time, you can reach out to your doctor any time you have questions or concerns related to your health. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor for their email.
If you want to wait until your in-person visit, make sure to write down all the questions you have and ask your OB/GYN at the beginning of the appointment. You should also have a written record that you can go back to yourself to remember which screenings and tests you’ve had recently.
Remember, the Well Woman Exam is about documenting any changes or progress in your gynecological health as well as discussing what you specifically want to see positive growth in with your body.
Your gynecologist should be educated and provide you with the right counsel and advice when you’re unsure of what to do, so choose your doctor wisely.
Dr. Susan Fox and her team are more than capable of helping you get the care you need by providing well woman exams, screenings, birth control, and more. Give us a call today or schedule an appointment online!