Women’s Health

OB-GYN Associates PC -  - Obstetrics

OB-GYN Associates PC

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Cedar Rapids, IA

Choosing a trustworthy gynecologist for your intimate needs is vital to your overall health. With expert doctors and a dedicated medical team, you can enjoy comprehensive care at OB-GYN Associates, PC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The medical team provides for women of all ages with an in-house lab and imaging center so you can get all your care in one convenient location. Schedule an appointment online today or call the team to get started.

Women’s Health Q & A

OB-GYN Associates PC

What women’s health services are available?

Comprehensive care is available for women of all ages, from puberty through menopause. For your convenience, OB-GYN Associates PC has an in-house lab and mammography center so you can get the advanced testing you need without having to wait a long time to schedule an important test or go somewhere else.

You can also get testing and treatment for bone density loss and urinary incontinence. The team provides a full range of services so you can get the care you want, where you want.

What is an in-house lab?

Based on your age, health history, and any symptoms you are experiencing, your doctor may perform additional tests, including lab work. This may include your doctor collecting blood, urine, or tissue samples from you.

The in-house lab allows you to get any testing you need all in one place. This also allows your doctors to get results from your tests faster than an outside lab, which means earlier diagnosis and treatment.

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is a specialized type of low-dose X-ray to detect breast cancer. At OB-GYN Associates PC, the team recommends yearly mammograms for women over the age of 40.

The state-of-the-art digital mammograms available at OB-GYN Associates PC have a higher detection rate of breast cancer in women over 50 than other mammography equipment.

This technology accesses your images faster, with greater accuracy and less need for recalls and additional views. That way, you get answers faster than alternative imaging with less exposure to radiation.

How is bone density tested?

With Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) technology, you can quickly have your bone density tested on a regular basis. Yearly testing can reveal if you have any bone loss, which may predispose you to fractures.

Your doctor prescribes medications and suggests lifestyle changes to help protect your bones before bone density loss becomes a problem. This is especially important for post-menopausal women.

How is urinary incontinence diagnosed and treated?

If you are experiencing incontinence, your doctors complete a physical exam and medical history to determine the cause of your incontinence. In some cases, additional imaging is required—like ultrasound.

Treatment options include lifestyle changes, therapy, medications, and surgery.

Proper care for your health is vital to your overall well-being. Call or schedule a visit at OB-GYN Associates PC today to enjoy better health for life.