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What Happens If I Skip My Annual Exam?

Once a year, it is highly recommended that women attend an annual exam with their gynecologist. Of course, spending time at a doctor’s office might not be your favorite to-do list item, but there is a reason why medical professionals deem it necessary. Annual exams, or annual well-woman exams, are used as preventative care. They

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Your Women’s Wellness Checklist for 2021

With 2021 on the horizon, more women than ever before are looking to the new year with resolutions of being healthier. Although maintaining our health has always been considered important in the abstract sense, most New Year’s resolutions are unintentionally forgotten or ignored as the month of January rolls on. However, because of the COVID-19

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Three Ways to Feel More Relaxed During an Annual Exam

Getting an annual pelvic exam can understandably make many women feel anxious. Between the anticipation of physical pain, harsh lighting, a cold room, and an awkward paper gown, the process doesn’t exactly inspire a feeling of comfort. However, your annual well-woman exam is crucial for achieving optimal health. Not only will it help you in

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Three Unexpected Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist

Sometimes we fall into a routine, even with an appointment that occurs only once a year, like an annual well-woman exam. It’s understandable to want to conclude your visit and return to normal routines and responsibilities, but visits with your gynecologist are an opportunity. At PGOMG, we want to ensure that patients leave their appointments

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Five Ways to Stay Healthy Through the End of the Year

There’s still time to kick-start any positive health efforts before settling on a New Year’s resolution. Taking care of yourself is essential all year round, but taking some time to refocus before one of the busiest times of the year is important too. PGOMG wanted to offer patients some options to consider that will benefit

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Five Women’s Healthcare Goals to Set for the New Year

Holistic women’s healthcare has a lot of moving parts — including everyday activities like eating, sleeping and brushing your teeth, as well as sporadic preventative care like mammograms and hysteroscopy. Here are five easy-to-achieve goals to set for the new year when it comes to your health and wellness. Schedule your annual exam. Don’t let

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Should I Consider Long-term Contraception?

Long-term contraception refers to a contraceptive method that provides protection against pregnancy for an extended period of time. Unlike the birth control pill, which needs to be taken at the same time every day, or a condom, which needs to be used properly during every sexual encounter, long-term contraception is designed to last for years,

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Five New Year’s Resolutions Your Gynecologist Will Love

The time for New Year’s resolutions is almost upon us. For those looking to improve their well-being in 2017, PGOMG has a list of five resolutions you can make to address your gynecological health. Schedule an annual well woman exam. Annual exams, also known as well woman exams, provide an annual opportunity for you to

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What Is a Well Woman Exam?

What can I expect at a well woman exam? A well woman exam at PGOMG is an annual appointment when your PGOMG provider performs a general health check that includes a breast exam and a Pap test. A well woman exam does not address chronic conditions or any new health concerns. What is the intention

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