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What is Gynecology?

Gynecology is a medical practice that focuses on the health of the female reproductive system. This area of practice is meant to diagnose and treat various conditions and diseases that can affect women, from adolescence through menopause and beyond. Every woman, regardless of age, needs gynecology services.

Board-Certified Gynecologists in Phoenix, Arizona

At Women’s Health AZ, our board-certified gynecologists are dedicated to offering the best care for women in Phoenix, Arizona, and the surrounding areas. Whether you are a new or returning patient, our providers foster an environment that thrives on building trust and compassion.

Gynecologic Conditions We Treat

Women’s Health AZ specializes in treating a wide range of gynecologic conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Painful periods
  • Absent menstruation
  • PMS
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • Yeast infection
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic floor prolapse
  • Incontinence
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • STDs and STIs

Our Gynecological Services

As part of our commitment to advancing the quality, value, and accessibility of care for all women, we perform routine services like your annual well-woman visit and routine pelvic exam. We want to address changes and concerns as they arise. Our services include:

  • UTIs and other urogynecology issues
  • Birth control
  • Abnormal menstrual periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic floor pain and incontinence
  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • Urgent gynecological needs

Additionally, we perform a variety of screenings like pap tests, gynecologic cancer screenings, bone density testing, mammogram screenings, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests. Ask your provider about which tests you need based on your age, health history, and potential symptoms.

When Should You Start Seeing a Gynecologist?

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), females should start seeing a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. We understand that seeing a gynecologist for the first time can be a scary experience, which is why we take extra care in seeing and treating younger patients. 

If you have any questions about scheduling your daughter’s first gynecology appointment, please feel free to contact us.

Routine Health Screenings We Recommend

Regular screenings and check-ups are essential for maintaining a healthy reproductive system. These health screenings are also important for catching any health issues early on. We recommend the following routine health screenings at Women’s Health AZ.

Pap Test

A Pap test, also known as a Pap smear, is a routine screening designed to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, which could indicate cervical cancer or precancerous changes. During a Pap test, cells are collected from the cervix and examined under a microscope for any abnormalities. Women over 21 and those who have been sexually active for at least three years should have a Pap test every two to three years.

Pelvic Exam

During a pelvic exam, your gynecologist will check the health of your reproductive organs. including your uterus, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. This exam checks for any abnormalities and screens for conditions such as ovarian cysts, fibroids, or pelvic inflammatory disease. It’s important to note that pelvic exams are not the same as Pap tests. Pap tests check for cancer; pelvic exams do not.

Birth Control Options

Whether you’re looking to start a family or explore contraception options, Women’s Health AZ can help determine the best birth control options for you. From oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices (IUDs), our providers will discuss your contraceptive goals.


Mammograms are specialized X-ray screenings used to detect breast cancer in its early stages. Since breast cancer risk increases with age, mammograms are typically for women 40 and older. If you are 40 or older, we recommend scheduling a mammogram once a year.

STI Testing

Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don’t exhibit any symptoms, which is why it’s so important to get tested. Some STIs, like chlamydia, can actually affect a woman’s fertility if left untreated. Schedule an appointment at Women’s Health AZ to get tested and reduce the risk of transmitting to sexual partners.

How to Prepare For Your Gynecology Visit

If this is your first gynecology appointment, please arrive with a list of any current medications or supplements you’re taking. Please also be prepared to talk about your personal health and family health history.

This would also be a great time to write down any questions you might have about your reproductive health, fertility, birth control, or anything else you’d like to ask your provider. We’re here to answer your questions and meet your needs.

Contact Your Women’s Health Arizona Provider Today

At Women’s Health Arizona, it’s our goal to provide well-rounded women’s healthcare while offering a comfortable, compassionate, and empathetic experience. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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