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Women’s Health

The Importance of an Annual Visit

We provide women access to high-quality, general gynecologic care and a full compliment of gynecologic specialists through St. Luke’s University Health Network Women’s Services.

Obstetrician–gynecologists provide preventive care to women. An annual visit provides an excellent opportunity to counsel patients about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks. Furthermore, many serious medical conditions are first suspected or discovered during these routine exams.

The performance of a physical examination is a key part of an annual visit. Many, but not all women will also have a pelvic examination and a clinical breast examination as a part of the physical examination.