Annual Exam

We care for women throughout all stages of their lives.

 

Well Woman Exams

Well Woman Exams are recommended to be done yearly by your Denver OB/GYN, as this exam screens for blood pressure, weight, and other general issues, and screens for breast, vaginal, uterine, and cervical cancers. You may not need the cervical cancer screen (pap smear) yearly, but you will still need an exam. We can check your cholesterol panel, blood sugar, and other recommended blood tests.

 

teen sexual healthTeens

Most teens will not need a pelvic exam unless they have been sexually active, then it is recommended that they are examined with Denver STD testing. The first pap smear will be done at age 21, in accordance to current recommendations. At this appointment, we will check blood pressure, height, & weight, update immunizations, and discuss your periods and any concerns you may have.

 

Women aged 20-30's

Women aged 20-30's begin having pap smears at intervals recommended by your Denver gynecologist (women at low risk for abnormal pap smears may have paps done every other year or every 3rd year.) We will address contraceptive needs and pre-conception as the needs arise. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that all women up to age 25 be tested every year for chlamydia, a very common sexually transmitted infections (STD) that may have no symptoms. As your gynecologist, I recommend testing for infections (STDs) anytime there is a new sexual partner.

 

menopauseWomen in their 40's

Women in their 40's start having mammograms in addition to the other recommended screening tests above. We may discuss permenant contraceptive options. Many women begin experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms in their mid to late 40's.

 

Women aged 50+

We will discuss new recommended screening tests like colonoscopy and bone mineral density. We will discuss symptoms of menopause, and decide if hormone therapy is appropriate.

 

Sexual Difficulties and/or Urinary Incontinence

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Abnormal Pap Smears

Abnormal Pap Smears are a screening test that tell your gynecologist if your at risk for developing cervical cancer. The majority of women who have an abnormal pap smear do not develop cervical cancer if they are visiting their gynecologist at the recommended intervals. After an abnormal pap smear, we will recommend a procedure called a colposcopy (read more info below) unless the abnormality is from inflammation.

 

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) affects 80% of Americans at some point in their life and is the most common STD. There are over 100 types of HPV, many of which cause warts on your hands or feet. 13 types of HPV can cause cervical cancer and are called "High Risk HPV". Another ~20 can affect the skin of the vagina and surrounding areas. These do not cause cancer and are called "Low Risk HPV." They can be responsible for external genital warts. While genital warts don't cause cancer they are psychologically very traumatizing. HPV is transmitted by genital to genital, hand to genital, and oral to genital contact.

 

HPV Vaccine

Gardasil prevents infection of HPV types 16 & 18 which are responsible for ~70% of cervical cancers and 6 & 11 which cause ~90% of external genital warts. Cervarix prevents infection with types 16 & 18. The HPV vaccine is recommended for women ages 9 - 26 years of age and is most effective prior to exposure to HPV.

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Hours

Monday to Friday | 9:00-5:00

Closed from 12:00-1:00 for lunch

Location

7150 E Hampden Avenue, Suite 202

Denver, CO 80224

 

Phone

720-536-4394

Fax

720-536-4397