Aphaea Women's Health
Ashley E. Papapetrou, DO
Obstetrics & Gynecology & Aesthetic Center and Woman Wellness located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Gynecology is an essential part of a woman’s overall health and wellness and should never be overlooked. For women in and around Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Ashley Papapetrou, DO, of Aphaea Women's Health is an outstanding resource for top-quality gynecology care. Booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few minutes online, and house call visits are available.
What is gynecology?
Gynecology is an area of medical practice focused on addressing all aspects of a woman’s reproductive system. Physicians who specialize in gynecology go through extensive training in women’s health, including care that spans a lifetime.
Regardless of whether you are a teenager in need of adolescent care, a young woman focused on birth control and STD prevention, a prospective parent concerned about fertility and pregnancy care, or a woman entering or navigating menopause, partnering with an outstanding gynecologist ensures you will always have the support you need to thrive.
What kinds of issues are diagnosed and treated within gynecology?
Gynecology spans a vast array of women’s health needs, but well woman exams are the foundation of this area of practice. These visits are the setting where you’ll receive the screenings you need at various stages of life and the guidance and advice to help you feel and function your best.
Some of the issues you can address during your gynecology visits include:
- Puberty and the early stages of menstruation
- Abnormal bleeding
- Birth control
- Sexual health
- Fertility planning
- Sexually transmitted disease prevention, screening, and treatment
- Uterine fibroids
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Pelvic pain
- Menopause symptoms
- Vaginal dryness
- Breast health
In addition to these common women’s health topics, Dr. Papapetrou also offers advice and guidance on general health wellness topics like heart disease, depression, sleep disruptions, and hypertension.
How often do I need to see a gynecologist?
Most women benefit from coming in for an annual well woman exam. This schedule allows Dr. Papapetrou the chance to screen for signs of disease in the earliest possible stages, when treatment is often most effective.
A pelvic exam is part of the process and may include a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. There’s also time built in to ask questions or express concerns you have about your health.
Of course, if you’re being treated for a gynecologic issue you may need to be seen more often until the matter is resolved. You can also schedule an acute care visit any time you notice symptoms or need additional care or support. House calls are available, and concierge membership plans are also an option.
Call Aphaea Women’s Health today to set up a visit. You can also schedule online from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.