For Preventive Care, Primary Care Physicians Are A Women’s Best Bet

Sep 30, 2014 by


A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA found that women who see a PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN (internist, general practitioner, family practitioner) for their yearly checkups receive a wider range of preventative health services than those who only see their OB/GYN.

To put it simply…

Women of reproductive age who see only an OB/GYN for care may not be receiving the full spectrum of recommended health screenings and preventative counseling.  Don’t miss out on a yearly check-up for: hearing loss, vision changes, immunization boosters, colon and skin cancer, cholesterol elevations, thyroid dysfunction, pre-diabetes or even diabetes.  Plus, OB/GYNs don’t usually spend up to 50% of your visit counseling for proper diet, increasing physical exercise, seatbelt and helmet use, tobacco and alcohol cessation, depression and anxiety screening as well as intensive obesity prevention.

So ladies, in addition to your yearly appointment with your OB/GYN, make an appointment with a PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN to get on track with lifelong illness prevention through yearly wellness examinations and education.