Southern Crescent Women’s HealthCare offers a wide range of detailed and complex gynecological services to meet today’s women’s healthcare needs. We provide comprehensive gynecology care throughout all stages of a woman’s life, beginning in the teenage years, onto childbearing years, into post-menopause, and retirement.
Wellness and What Can I Expect
Having a wellness or yearly health care visit is a great opportunity to take charge of your health. Routine health care visits can help find problems early or prevent health problems before they occur. If problems are found early, they may be easier to treat and less likely to pose serious risks to your health. Preventive or Wellness health care includes the following:
- Discussion of health topics relevant to your age and risk factors
- Discussion regarding screening tests and immunizations (however, these may not be covered by your insurance carrier)
Some insurance carriers consider annual based on the exact date you were seen in the past year, other carriers allow an annual anytime during a calendar year. Please check with your plan prior to scheduling your annual visit to determine their guidelines.
Pap Smear Facts
A Pap test and pelvic exam are important parts of a woman’s routine health care because they can detect cancer or abnormalities that may lead to cancer of the cervix.
There are new guidelines regarding Pap smear screening. It is important to remember that a wellness or yearly health care visit is recommended, even if it’s not time for your Pap smear. A Wellness Visit includes: a physical exam including evaluation of your height, weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, breast exam and pelvic exam, but you may or may not have a Pap smear, based on the guidelines below and discussion with your doctor, nurse practitioner, or certified nurse midwife.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the primary risk factor for cervical cancer.
Guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that women begin Pap test screening at age 21, be screened every 2 years through age 30, and then be screened every 3 years as long as their last 3 results have been normal.
If the Pap test shows abnormalities, further tests and/or treatment may be necessary.
Women who have been vaccinated against HPVs still need to have Pap tests.
Women ages 65-70 years old who have had at least 3 normal Pap tests and no abnormal Pap tests in the last 10 years may decide, after talking with their doctor, to stop having Pap tests.
Women who have had a hysterectomy (surgery to remove the uterus and cervix) do not need to have a Pap test, unless the surgery was done as a treatment for a precancerous condition or cancer.
Any Other Testing:
- Lab’s/referrals/ultrasound ordered based on signs/symptoms you share or are noted at the time of your wellness visit may not be covered as part of the wellness visit and you may be financially responsible.
- National Cancer Institute 12/21/2010
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 2012; 11/2009
For over two decades, SCWH has provided gynecology services for women of all ages in the Southern Crescent; including Fayette, Henry, Clayton, Coweta and Spalding counties. We have three convenient locations in Newnan, Fayetteville, and Stockbridge. We utilize the latest medical technology to make your visits as comfortable as possible.
- Annual Exams
- Contraceptive Management
- Infertility Counseling
- Treatment of Endometriosis & Fibroids
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair
- Robotic Surgery
In Office Procedures
- Diagnostic/Operative Hysteroscopy
- Endometrial Ablation
- Mona Lisa Touch®
- Essure Permanent Sterilization
- Pelvic Floor Therapy
In Office Services
- Ultrasound Services: 3D and 4D Offered
- Certified Bone Densitometry
- Urodynamic Testing
- Laboratory Services
- Our physicians operate at both Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital. We have a dedicated team that is available to coordinates all surgical procedures.