Gynecology

Gyne Health Women's Center

Women's Health and Wellness & Medical Weight Loss located in Alexandria, VA

After a woman begins menstruating and for the rest of her life, she benefits from a branch of medicine called gynecology. Gynecologic care at Gyne Health Women's Center in Alexandria, Virginia, ensures that your urogenital and reproductive systems remain healthy and strong throughout each phase of life. Exercising care, compassion, and their medical expertise, nurse practitioners Joanna Sampson, FNP, NP, and Dr. Ashwina Sheth, provide outstanding gynecologic care for women of all ages. To set up a gynecology appointment, call the office team, or use the online form.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is a branch of medicine devoted to keeping women’s reproductive and urogenital organs healthy and strong. Many insurance plans include an annual gynecological exam as part of their well-woman program. 

Nurses and doctors who specialize in gynecology undergo intensive training devoted to women’s special requirements, including reproductive and hormonal health.

What kinds of issues are covered by gynecology?

All issues related to a woman’s health and reproductive system are covered by gynecology. When you get gynecologic care, you receive services such as:

  • Pelvic and breast exams 
  • Pap smear test
  • Pregnancy test
  • Prenatal counseling support during pregnancy
  • Treatments for pelvic pain and painful periods
  • Treatment for perimenopause and menopause symptoms
  • Incontinence treatments
  • Testing and treatments for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) 
  • Birth control counseling and prescriptions

You should receive a well-woman gynecology exam every year. The Gyne Health Women's Center offers on-site ultrasound tests and imaging.

When should I get gynecology care?

In addition to your yearly well-woman exam, you should contact the Gyne Health Women's Center team whenever you notice a troubling symptom or have concerns about your health. Some reasons for getting gynecology care include:

  • Foul-smelling or unusual vaginal discharge
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Symptoms of or concerns about STDs
  • You’re pregnant or think you might be
  • Your periods are heavy or irregular
  • You have pelvic pain or severe cramps
  • You want birth control 
  • You want to become pregnant

Coming to the Gyne Health Women's Center for an annual well-woman exam helps you and your nurse practitioner get to know one another so that you feel more comfortable discussing private issues. Because the team is devoted to a holistic approach to women’s health, you can feel free to discuss any health problems or concerns you may have, including questions about mental health.

In addition to gynecology and prenatal care, Gyne Health Women's Center wellness program includes medically supervised weight loss to optimize your health. Depending on your needs, your nurse practitioner may recommend treatments on-site or refer you to another specialist.

To add experts in gynecology to your health care team, call Gyne Health Women's Center team today or use the online form.