Some of the best female gynecologists in the Manassas, Fairfax & Haymarket, VA area work here at Capital Women’s Care! We have three on-staff today among our locations in the area, and they have years of experience in helping women with their reproductive issues and concerns. You can rely on their specialized training to help keep you and your female family members healthy!
Who are the three female providers at Capital Women’s Care?
We currently three great female providers working at our clinics. They provide some of the best services for women looking for gynecological care in Manassas, Fairfax & Haymarket, VA.
Preetika Sidhu, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is a graduate of Haverford College and Penn State College of Medicine in Hersey, which are both located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She joined dour location in 2019 as an OB/GYN.
Erin Lawson, PA-C, is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, Georgetown University, and UMDNJ-Rutgers. She joined our clinic in 2014 and is passionate about women’s health for women, young and old.
Deborah Thomson, C.R.N.P., is a graduate from UCLA and is AWHONN Certified. She joined our location in 1990 as an OB/GYN, NP.
Why do I need to see a gynecologist?
Your reproductive system is an essential bodily function that must be monitored and maintained for good health. Regular checks ups from a gynecologist are imperative. These specialized medical professionals focus on care involving the vulva, uterus, vagina, cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Our female providers at Capital Women’s Care can also educate you on topics dealing with menopause, sexuality, contraceptives, interfertility, and other medical issues. They can provide you with excellent educational resources and direct you to other programs that could help you with your questions. There are many other reasons why seeing a gynecologist is essential, and our providers are ready to help. They are also certified to provide some primary care and prenatal care for women who are pregnant.
Is it essential to see a gynecologist?
If your reproductive system is not healthy, it can affect the health of your entire body. Therefore, it is crucial to see your gynecologist regularly. Only regular visits with regular testing can address medical concerns and issues early so they can be detected before they get worse. Many reproductive system ailments do not show over symptoms until they become worse, causing expensive medical problems down the road. Your regular visits to a gynecologist will include preventive care, which will consist of physical examinations and regular screenings. Another benefit of visiting with our female gynecologists is that we can keep you up to date with the latest changes in technology and discoveries. Best practices for keeping your reproductive system healthy may have changed. There could be new best practices and tests available to screen you for conditions and diseases. Stay up to date with a visit to our clinic.
During a visit with a gynecologist, they will often conduct other routine health screenings. Depending on your age and medical history, these can include screenings for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and depression. A provider will also talk with you and review any tobacco, drug, or alcohol use.
When should I visit a gynecologist?
Depending on the development of their bodies, women should start to visit their gynecologist regularly, beginning between the ages of 13 and 18. The pelvic examination aspect of a regular check-up generally starts after they have turned 21 unless there is a medical concern that requires a physical examination. This can include abnormal vaginal discharge, irregular periods, and pelvic pain. If an adolescent is sexually active, regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is also recommended. While yearly pelvic examinations are recommended after a woman turns 21, it may not be needed in all cases. Chat with your provider to see how often this aspect of a check-up is required and what would be best for your health. Women over 21 should also be tested for cervical cancer at their visit to a gynecologist using the reliable pap smear test.
How do I pick a gynecologist?
Picking a gynecologist is a significant decision for every woman. They need to find someone they are completely comfortable with when discussing sensitive subjects like birth control, menopause, pregnancy, and sex. These topics may be too embarrassing to discuss with their regular doctor. These subjects, however, must be discussed openly and frankly with your doctor to maintain your health. A pediatrician may be able to provide a gynecological evaluation of adolescent girls. A specialized doctor, like the female gynecologists at our clinic, may be better suited to address those medical concerns. Teens should learn more about sexual function, reproduction, and safe sex practices to avoid STDs.
Would you like to make an appointment at one of our locations to learn more about our services? Call one of the clinics in Manassas, Fairfax & Haymarket, and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to assist you.