For routine care – once a year, more often if there is a problem.
Usually within three years of becoming sexually active. You can schedule an appointment sooner to discuss other issues such as birth control and/or safe sex practices.
The exam generally focuses around a breast exam and pelvic exam. Frequently we use a speculum – an instrument that aids in examining the pelvic organs.
Generally no, but because of the nature of the exam it can be slightly uncomfortable especially if you are anxious.
You can discuss any concerns or preferences with our office staff and we can guide you.
Generally, yes although some services may not be covered.
It is the vaccine for HPV (human papilloma virus). It is a series of three injections and is generally covered by most insurance companies.
Please see the list on the patient information page for our complete list. If you do not see your insurance, please call our office to verify participation.