Annual Exam Specialist

Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Leesburg, FL & Lady Lake, FL

To stay on top of your gynecologic health, it’s important that you get an annual exam. The board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physicians at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC in Leesburg, and Lady Lake, in Florida, offer comprehensive annual exams to women of all ages. The exam includes an assessment of your health and screenings for many common health conditions. To schedule your annual exam, call the office or use the online booking button.

Annual Exam Q & A

What is an annual exam?

An annual exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your overall gynecologic health. Your annual exam focuses on preventive care and includes a full checkup, health screenings, and education focused on maintaining or improving your health.

The annual exam also allows you and your doctor at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC develop a more trusting patient-doctor relationship. The more trust you have in your doctor, the more likely you are to share your health concerns, which means better overall management of your health and wellness.

What can I expect during an annual exam?

The team at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC takes a whole-patient approach to care and you can expect a comprehensive evaluation during your annual exam. Your evaluation can include:

  • Review of your medical and gynecologic history
  • Assessment of body composition
  • Measurement of your heart rate and blood pressure
  • Breast exam
  • Physical exam
  • Pelvic exam
  • Blood work
  • Urinalysis

After your exam, your doctor could recommend additional health screenings based on your age and gynecologic history, as well as vaccinations to protect you from common contagious diseases.

What health screenings do I need at my annual exam?

Your doctor at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC determines the type of health screenings you need during your evaluation. Health screenings most often recommended for women include:

Pap smear

The Pap smear assesses your risk of cervical cancer. This test is conducted during your pelvic exam and requires a sample of cells from your cervix, which are then sent to a lab for evaluation. All women 21-65 should have a Pap smear every three years or as recommended by your doctor at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC.

Bone density testing

Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC offers in-office dual X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans to assess bone density and risk of osteoporosis. All women 65 and older should get a DEXA scan. Your doctor could recommend a bone density test earlier if you’re postmenopausal and you’ve broken a bone. DEXA scans are generally repeated every 2 years, unless otherwise indicated.

Mammogram

A mammogram is an X-ray that screens for breast cancer. Women should have a mammogram every year starting at age 40, or potentially earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer.

Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC also offers an in-office ultrasound to confirm or rule out a gynecologic condition like ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids.

To schedule your annual exam, call Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC or use the online booking button.