The best treatment is prevention. Finding a gynecologist to monitor your health and support your overall goals will allow you to enjoy a full, active lifestyle. Alvarez & Vinueza MD’s believes in focusing on total body wellness and healthy living. We recommend simple gynecological care, such as an annual exam, a Pap smear, a mammogram and a hormone valuation when indicated. As your dedicated health partner, our physicians will review the results of these assessments and make suggestions to facilitate the long-term objectives you wish to achieve.
Late adolescence is the recommended time to begin scheduling an annual well-woman exam and Pap smear. These simple health care visits can provide critical information about a woman’s health situation. During the visits, our physicians will perform a pelvic exam, Pap smear and evaluate breast health. Depending on age, we will encourage patients to schedule an annual mammogram. Many women also use this time to discuss family planning and evaluate birth control choices, such as birth control pills, NuvaRing hormone contraception, under-the-skin implants and IUD’s.