Gynecologist & Obstetrician (OB-GYN)
A gynecologist is a medical doctor that specializes in women’s health, primarily relating to the reproductive system. An obstetrician specializes in women’s reproductive health as well, but with a focus on pregnancy and postpartum care. An OB-GYN is a doctor who has training in both obstetrics and gynecology, meaning that she can provide wellness care during the majority of a woman’s life, from her first gynecological exam through menopause. Every female should be under the care of a gynecologist as soon as she becomes sexually active or when she turns 18, whichever comes first. Here at NCHS, we know that gynecologists are not anyone’s favorite doctors, but our staff of OB-GYNs are some of the most experienced and highly trained medical professionals in the area, and they are committed to providing you with the absolute best care possible.
NCHS Gynecologist & Obstetrician (OB-GYN)
When you need regular checkups or have a reproductive health concern, an NCHS gynecologist should be the first person you talk to. Our women’s health department is made up of men and women gynecologists, and we will match you with whoever you are most comfortable with. A gynecologist will assist you in making the best choices for yourself and your reproductive health, including birth control, family planning, infections, breast health, and more. You gynecologist should be someone you can trust and someone you feel comfortable with, as he or she will be the person you see when you have concerns about sexual problems, fertility issues, STDs, menstruation irregularities, cancer fears, and more. If you have a need for a pediatric gynecology expert for a reproductive or other concern with a child, NCHS can help. We can find the best pediatric gynecology professional nearest to you at one of our locations, or refer you to a nearby specialist.
Obstetrics and gynecology often go hand-in-hand, but obstetrics deals more with pregnancy and childbirth. You may see an OB gynecologist for your regular women’s health checkups, in which case you can continue seeing the same provider if you become pregnant. However, you may need to switch to an OB gynecologist or a regular obstetrician when you first find out you are expecting. Obstetricians will provide prenatal care throughout your entire pregnancy, including monitoring the health and growth of your baby, offering advice on morning sickness and general discomfort, providing you with information about genetic testing and typical pregnancy screenings, and more. Your obstetrician will also be there to deliver your baby when the time comes. You will see you obstetrician a few weeks after giving birth and will contact him or her if you have any questions post-partum about yourself or your body.
Find an OB-GYN Near Me
Obstetrics and gynecology are vital parts of the women’s health division at NCHS. Our entire obstetrics and gynecology staff at all our locations are committed to providing the best care for women in our community, no matter what your situation is or what you need from an OB gynecologist. Get in touch with us today or visit one of our many locations around North County.