The routine annual exam begins with a thorough interval medical history. We will ask about any new medical conditions or changes in chronic issues. We will review your medications; please bring a list of your current medications and their doses, especially if the list is extensive. We will also discuss pertinent family health issues.
We will also address any specific concerns that have arisen since your last checkup. Some patients find it useful to bring a list with them.
A complete physical will center on the breast and pelvic exams. Pap smears, which screen for cervical abnormalities, are regularly performed via the liquid-based Thin Prep method. Based on risk factors, patient concerns, and medical history, additional testing might also be done. Any necessary blood work is performed in the office.
We will also review the indication for outside tests such as mammograms, bone density studies, and colonoscopies, and make appropriate referrals as necessary. During flu season we offer the influenza vaccine. Gardasil is also available for protection against the Human Papilloma Virus.
Additional studies, tests, and vaccines are performed as clinically indicated. In the office, we perform trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal sonograms, saline-infusion sonograms, endometrial aspirations, colposcopies and LEEP procedures.
Dr. Goldman is prepared to assist you with the full spectrum of gynecological concerns. Some of the common ones include: Endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, fibroids, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, menstrual irregularities, PCOS, vaginal infections, UTI’s, ovarian cysts, abnormal Pap smears, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, IUD’s, sterilization, menopause, breast problems, infertility, osteoporosis, hormone replacement therapy, and sexual problems.