Regular visits to a women’s health provider help women stay healthy throughout their lives, particularly during childbearing years. During these visits, which typically happen at least once a year, the OB-GYN, nurse practitioner or midwife provides general well-woman examinations and can guide women through any screenings and tests they might need while also providing treatment for any women’s health issues that can develop. OB-GYN primary care is available throughout the community from the UK Women’s Health OB-GYN program and the UK Midwife Clinic.
The annual well-woman visit is the center of the women’s health journey. During this time, the doctor, nurse practitioner or midwife will perform a pelvic exam and a breast exam, conduct Pap tests (also known as Pap smears), evaluate your weight, and may perform bloodwork or a urinalysis. A well-woman visit gives your provider an overall picture of your reproductive health.
An OB-GYN primary care visit offers women:
- Annual exams
- Coordination/referrals for services such as mammograms
- Family planning guidance
- Perimenopause and menopause care
- Screenings or tests for women’s health issues, such as sexually transmitted infections or diseases or cervical cancer
Some women visit their pediatricians until after college, when they transfer to a family medicine or internal medicine physician, while others will rely on their women’s health provider to serve as their sole primary care provider. A woman’s relationship with her women’s health care provider is often a lifelong connection that begins early in life, often during puberty, and continues through menopause and beyond.
Regardless of which OB-GYN provider you turn to, you’ll receive quality care from a compassionate professional when you turn to UK HealthCare. At UK HealthCare, our women’s health experts have years of experience that allows them to provide expert OB-GYN primary care.
UK Midwife Clinic141 N. Eagle Creek Drive
Lexington, KY 40509Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
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