OB/GYNs

Obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) are healthcare specialists who provide care for women through every stage of life. Their focus is on the female reproductive system, and most women make their first appointment with an OB/GYN after their first period or when they become sexually active. While an obstetrician focuses on women’s health during pregnancy, an OB/GYN’s focus is broader and they often perform services similar to what a primary care provider would offer. This includes general health screenings and routine examinations.

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When to Visit an OB/GYN

It is recommended that women visit with their OB/GYN once a year for preventive care. OB/GYNs understand the normal growth and development process for women and can answer any questions you may have about your health through every stage of life.

Typical Reasons to Visit an OB/GYN

  • Your first period

  • Menopause

  • Abnormal cramping
  • Birth control counseling
  • UTIs
  • Pregnancy planning
  • STDs
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Abnormal periods
  • Fertility concerns

MarinHealth offers innovative technology for health screenings and the latest medical treatments. Some of the screenings we offer include Pap smears, pelvic exams, cervical cancer exams, and mammograms. Our compassionate team understands how important it is to listen to patients and provide them with personalized medical care that is tailored to their unique experience. Mammograms are available at our Breast Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that offers comprehensive care backed by state-of-the-art technology in an environment expressly designed for comfort and convenience.