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How to Find a Gynecologist

Banner Health offers gynecologic care for women of all ages, from adolescence to menopause and beyond. No matter what stage you’re at, Banner Health is dedicated to bringing you the best women’s health care.

Knowing how to find a gynecologist is as easy as understanding when to see a gynecologist, what to look for, what to expect and how to schedule an appointment.

When Should I See a Gynecologist?

Women should start seeing a gynecologist during their early teen years (13-15). Seeing a gynecologist this early helps girls build a relationship with their doctor and enables them to be more comfortable asking questions about topics like menstruation and sexuality. It’s recommended that women see a gynecologist for a check-up on an annual basis.

In addition to checkups, gynecologists offer family planning for women who are expanding their families. Banner Health’s gynecology family planning services can help you through this journey with everything from doctors’ appointments to general information.

Reproductive health and awareness are important for everyone to know about, which is why Banner Health offers STI and STD testing, along with information on prevention and how to care for an STI or STD.

What to Look for in a Gynecologist

If you’re just starting to look for a gynecologist or are considering switching from your current doctor, we recommend doing some research before settling on someone. Look for someone who comes highly recommended and also has good reviews. In addition, make sure your insurance plan covers a visit to their office before you schedule an appointment. Don’t be afraid to call and ask questions. Our team can help you find a doctor that will be a good fit for your needs.

What to Expect During a Gynecologist Visit

What happens during your gynecologist visit is dependent on what you’re there for. If this is your first visit with a gynecologist, your appointment may just be a discussion where you get to know each other, talk about any concerns and schedule a follow-up appointment if needed.

Most visits to the gynecologist start similarly to a general health check where your weight, blood pressure and temperature get checked before starting the physical exam. The physical exam at a gynecologist’s office consists of a breast exam, pelvis exam and may include a pap smear as well.

Banner Health’s staff is dedicated to making your gynecology experience as comfortable as possible. We’re here for you.