Women’s medical needs and health risks are vastly different from those of men, and gynecology focuses on the unique issues that confront women throughout their lives. As a leading OBGYN practice in Houston, Texas, OBGYN Care provides state-of-the-art gynecology care and treatment for women of all ages, beginning in puberty. Dr. Sharon Smith is dedicated to offering every patient care and treatment options based on their needs at every stage of life, including medical interventions and lifestyle guidance to help women lead healthier lives.
Dr. Smith offers a comprehensive array of treatment options for many simple and complex issues, including:
Plus, the practice provides complete birth control and family planning services as well as annual well woman exams for patients from puberty through menopause.
Women should visit their gynecologist once a year for annual exams to help them stay healthy as they age, and their lifestyle and health profiles change. In addition, a gynecology appointment should be scheduled for any unusual symptoms like pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge or itching, sores around the vagina or anus, bladder leakage, or similar symptoms.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends young women have their first gynecology appointment between 13-15 years of age. Seeing a gynecologist while young helps teens establish a pattern of good health habits that can set the stage for a lifetime of good health. This exam also provides the patient with an opportunity to discuss their concerns and ask any questions they have about their sexual health. Seeing a gynecologist before becoming sexually active is important in preventing HPV and other STD infections.
Gardasil® is a vaccination that helps prevent HPV infection. To be completely effective, the vaccine should be administered in patients who have not become sexually active.
Also called PID, pelvic inflammatory disease is a painful condition usually caused by infection with a sexually-transmitted disease. PID is treated with antibiotics, but in cases where the infection becomes severe, minimally-invasive procedures may be needed to drain abscesses which can form and cause considerable discomfort. Without prompt and appropriate treatment, PID can cause scarring, which in turn can lead to infertility or ectopic pregnancy.
Absolutely. Women’s health needs are very different from the health needs of men, and having annual well woman visits with a gynecologist is important for women at every age to ensure they receive optimal care, including important health screenings for conditions that become more common during menopause.
At OBGYN Care, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. We do not accept insurance for cosmetic procedures. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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