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Sarasota OB/GYN Associates

OB/GYNs & Urogynecology located in Sarasota, Venice & Port Charlotte, FL

Gynecologists specialize in all aspects of women’s health, from puberty through menopause and beyond. At Sarasota OB/GYN Associates in Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte, Florida, Katrina Davis, MD, FACOG, and Lyvie-Sara Sylvestre, MS, MD, are dedicated OB/GYNs who offer care for you throughout every stage of life. If you need to become established with a gynecologist, or you have an acute concern such as pelvic pain, contact the office today. You can book a gynecology visit by phone or online today.

Gynecology Q & A

Why is gynecology care important?

Gynecology is important to track your health, lower your risk of breast and reproductive diseases, and treat any issues that arise early on. Having routine gynecology care through well-woman exams is important to:

  • Regulate your menstrual cycle, if needed
  • Preserve your reproductive health
  • Check for breast lumps or changes 
  • Keep records of changes in your health
  • Manage your family planning and birth control
  • Get treatment for menopause-related symptoms 

Building a relationship with a dedicated gynecologist like the ones at Sarasota OB/GYN Associates also gives you someone to call if you have an acute concern. 

For example, if you develop pelvic pain, they have access to your medical records and can evaluate you and get to the root of your symptoms quickly. 

What can I expect during a gynecology exam?

When you come to the office for your wellness exam, your provider has a conversation with you about your health. This is your opportunity to talk about any concerns you have, such as changes in your menstrual cycle, so they can tailor your screenings. 

While your well-woman exam is personalized to you, some of the most common steps of the exam may include:

  • Weight check
  • Blood draw
  • Urinalysis 
  • Breast and pelvic exam
  • Pap smear
  • Vaccination updates, including flu shots
  • Bone density screening (over age 50)
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Referral for a mammogram (generally after age 40)
  • Referral for colon cancer screening (around age 45)
  • Menopause management (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy)

Your provider can also help you select the right type of birth control for your family planning needs during your gynecology exam. 

How often do I need to see my gynecologist?

Typically, you should come in for an annual exam at Sarasota OB/GYN Associates around the same time every year. 

Of course, you’re welcome to schedule an appointment outside of these routine visits if you experience changes in your health, including pelvic pain or irregular periods, or if you become pregnant.

For personalized gynecology care at Sarasota OB/GYN Associates, call or book an appointment online today.