Preventative Screening Specialist

Dr. Gigi Kroll and Dr. Zhanna Pinkus

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Wellness located in Newport Beach, CA

Many insurance plans cover preventive screenings and annual well-women exams. At Dr. Gigi Kroll and Dr. Zhanna Pinkus, Dr. Gigi Kroll & Dr. Zhanna Pinkus with their healthcare team offer preventive services for all women including STD screenings and mammograms. If you want to schedule your gynecologic health screenings in Newport Beach, California, contact the center by calling or using the online booking system.

Preventative Screening Q & A

Which preventive screenings are offered?

Even if you feel healthy, you should check in with your doctors on a regular basis so they can monitor changes and risk factors. Conditions like high cholesterol and cervical cancer may occur without any noticeable symptoms.

Most insured women are entitled to a well-woman exam on a yearly basis. During the well-woman exam, you’re offered preventive screenings based on your age, health status, and lifestyle factors.

The most common preventive screenings for women include:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap smear
  • Mammogram
  • STD screening
  • Domestic violence

Screenings specific to pregnant women include gestational diabetes testing, preeclampsia screenings, and more. Your obstetrician lets you know which screenings are right for you.

When should I see my gynecologist for preventive screenings?

You should see your doctor for a well-woman exam every year. Your OB/GYN may recommend preventive screenings such as pap smears, mammograms, and STD screenings based on your personal risk factors and health history.

Your doctor may also screen for substance use, abuse, and other factors during your check-up. They can also offer guidance and counseling for an issue related to your health.

By discussing your family history, lifestyle habits, and health status, your doctor can determine which screenings are right for you. If you’ve had abnormal results in the past or you’re at high risk, your doctor may recommend additional or more frequent screenings.

What are the benefits of preventive screenings?

One of the major advantages of preventive treatments is finding problems early when they’re more treatable. Early treatment can make a significant difference in the outcome of your condition and your health.

Not only that, but frequent visits with your doctor allow you to build rapport and familiarity with one another. They may notice changes in your disposition or behavior from visit to visit, and you might feel more open about consulting them when you have a problem.

Finally, preventive screenings offer many women peace of mind knowing they have a clean bill of health when their results come back normal.

Get your preventive screenings in the schedule by calling Dr. Gigi Kroll and Dr. Zhanna Pinkus or using the online booking system.

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