John A. Whitfield, MD
Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery located in Fort Worth, TX
Did you know that nearly every woman is impacted by a gynecological condition at some point in her life? Yet, many women still put off their gynecological care because they don’t have symptoms or just don’t make the time. Fort Worth, Texas gynecologist, John A. Whitfield, MD, wants women to know that routine gynecological care is important because many serious conditions can be successfully treated or managed with early detection. At John A. Whitfield, MD, his uniquely trained staff makes every woman feel welcome and comfortable at every visit. To make your gynecological health a priority again, call or click to schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitfield today.
Gynecology Q & A
What conditions does a gynecologist treat?
Gynecology is the branch of medicine that addresses diseases that are unique to women, especially those related to the reproductive system and the breasts. Your gynecologist works to prevent, diagnose, and manage a wide variety of gynecological issues including:
- Routine annual well-woman exams, Pap smears
- Contraception, STD screening
- Pelvic pain and painful periods
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Menopause and Hormone replacement therapy
- Minimally invasive surgical procedures including endometrial ablations and laparoscopies
- Major surgery such as hysterectomies and pelvic reconstructions
What can I expect during a routine gynecological exam?
Your annual gynecological exam is important because your reproductive needs change over time as you transition from your childbearing years into menopause. Every stage of life requires different types screening and care. Also, many conditions and diseases don’t have symptoms, but can be detected with routine gynecological tests.
During your annual gynecological exam, Dr. Whitfield reviews your overall health, including any changes to your medical history, current medications, symptoms, and concerns. He asks questions about your reproductive goals.
Next, Dr. Whitfield performs a physical exam, which includes a breast and pelvic exam. He uses a speculum to look inside your vagina and check the health of your internal reproductive organs.
If you are due for a routine Pap smear, Dr. Whitfield obtains cells from the cervix, which are then tested for pre-cancerous changes. During your pelvic exam, you may feel slight pressure, but it shouldn’t hurt. The entire exam is over within minutes. Breathing deeply will help you to relax.
After your visit, Dr. Whitfield contacts you with the results of your Pap smear and other labs. A staff member at John A. Whitfield, MD reminds you to schedule your exam every year.
How should I choose a gynecologist?
Because gynecological care is so personal, it’s important to find a doctor who listens to your needs and concerns, takes the time to answer all of your questions, and offers safe and proven treatments and procedures.
John A. Whitfield, MD, is a unique practice focusing exclusively on exclusively on gynecology and gynecologic surgery, staffed with kind and compassionate staff members all specially trained in gynecology. He offers menopausal women more options to reduce symptoms and feel wonderful throughout their lives.
Most gynecologists send you to outside labs for sonograms, mammograms, blood work, and prescription medication. John A. Whitfield, MD offers all of these services in the office - making life just a little bit easier for today’s busy woman.
For an appointment, consultation or second opinion with John A. Whitfield, MD, call or click today.