General Surgery & Board Certified OB/GYN located in Sulphur Springs, TX
Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) are major factors in women’s health and wellness. At LoneStar Clinic in Sulphur Springs and Rockwall, Texas, Tiffany Gebel, MD, FACOG, and the team offer various OB/GYN services, including birth control counseling, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, and sterilization. To find out more about available OB/GYN services, call LoneStar Clinic, or book an appointment online today.
What is OB/GYN?
OB/GYN is a medical discipline encompassing obstetric and gynecological services. Another term for OB/GYN is women’s health since the discipline focuses on the health, wellness, and functioning of the female reproductive system.
At LoneStar Clinic, the team has experience in treating and managing various aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, including:
- Sexual health and relationships
- Birth control and sterilization
- Education about safe sex
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Education about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) topics
The team helps you navigate subjects and services like these during OB/GYN visits and offers numerous treatments and services related to sexual and reproductive health. They can answer all of your questions about these aspects of your health regardless of your stage of life.
Which services does OB/GYN include?
At LoneStar Clinic, OB/GYN includes both surgical and non-surgical treatments and services. Some are routine, while others are elective, and some are necessary for your health. Depending on your age, health, and personal needs, the team might suggest or prescribe:
- Birth control and birth control counseling
- Pregnancy testing
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
- STD treatment
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
- Pelvic examinations
- PAP tests
- Breast examinations
- Treatments for health complications (e.g., premenstrual syndrome, heavy bleeding, ovarian cysts, etc.)
- On-site ultrasound for diagnostics
The team tells you exactly which services they recommend in your case and why. If you experience bothersome symptoms like burning, redness, or abnormal bleeding, they may perform blood tests or urinalysis to find an accurate diagnosis and give you the treatment you need.
How often should I have OB/GYN visits?
Of course, you should make an appointment for OB/GYN care if you experience unusual symptoms that concern you or don’t seem normal. However, as-needed visits aren’t the only time that you should visit LoneStar Clinic for OB/GYN care.
When girls start puberty and throughout their adult life, they should visit an OB/GYN provider at least once a year for routine care. Routine OB/GYN visits include standard pelvic examinations, important preventive care and testing, and discussions about sexual and reproductive health. These visits allow you to bring up complications related to sexual health, pregnancy, and other important topics.
Some of these visits also include a Pap smear, which is a routine test for cervical cancer. Your provider takes a sample of cells from your cervix and examines them for abnormalities. LoneStar Clinic values patient privacy and comfort and offers gyno gauchos, a unique, modified pant that provides a more modest private exam.
To explore OB/GYN services in-depth at LoneStar Clinic, call your nearest location or book your visit online today.