As with other types of routine checkups, scheduling regular visits with your gynecologist is incredibly important for maintaining optimal overall health. For more than 30 years, board-certified OBGYN Dr. Robert G. Thompson, MD, has been providing a range of medical services to residents throughout Soldotna and Anchorage, AK.
Drawing on his many years of experience, Dr. Robert G. Thompson, MD, outlines three of the most important reasons to keep regular appointments with your gynecologist in Alaska:
1. Detect Illness Early
During regular gynecological exams, routine tests such as pap smears are done to screen for cancer and other illnesses. Doctors look for abnormal or precancerous cells, treat existing conditions, and can help you stay as healthy as possible. If your OBGYN practices alternative or integrative medicine, he or she can also advise you on less traditional approaches to treat or prevent gynecological conditions and more.
2. Manage Birth Control & Fertility Options
Another important benefit of regular visits to an OBGYN is the opportunity to privately discuss personal matters, such as birth control options. Your doctor can also help you answer questions about menstruation, menopause, or pregnancy and preparing for birth. No matter what your concerns, a board-certified gynecologist can provide unbiased, informed advice to help you make the right decisions—no matter what stage of life you’re in.
3. Peace Of Mind
Overall, regular visits to a certified OBGYN can provide peace of mind. In addition to being screened for cancer and other ailments, preparing for or preventing birth and pregnancy, or anything in between, you walk out of the office knowing important information about your feminine health. Regular visits also provide opportunities to ask questions, determine what’s normal for you and your body, and for you to be better informed about signs or symptoms to watch out for.
To learn more about his practice and wide range of OBGYN and gynecologic services in Alaska, call Dr. Robert G. Thompson, MD at (907) 260-6914 and speak to a friendly, knowledgeable staff member. His specialties include, but are not limited to alternative medicine, oxidation medicine, holistic medicine, and more. Get in touch today!