When it comes to managing your health and wellness, annual exams are an essential tool. At KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology in Atlanta, Georgia, the expert OB/GYNs take a patient-centered approach to care, offering comprehensive annual exams. They customize your annual exam to match your unique health needs and goals. To schedule an annual exam, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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What are annual exams?

Annual exams are routine checkups that assess your overall health and well-being. Your annual exam assesses your current health and wellness so you can optimize your future health and wellness.

During your annual exam, your OB/GYN at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology  evaluates your whole health from head-to-toe. Finding health problems in their early stages improves your chances of a full recovery and may prevent more serious health complications.

Your annual exam also provides your OB/GYN an opportunity to talk to you about your health and the importance of preventive care.

KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology recommends starting annual exams in the early adolescent years around age 13.

What happens during annual exams?

When you visit KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology for your annual exam, you can expect a compassionate, patient-centered evaluation. The specifics of your annual exam may depend on your age and personal health needs and goals.

Your provider at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology first reviews your personal gynecological and medical history, including details about your menstrual cycle.

The OB/GYN experts ask you about your family history and the types of supplements and medications you take, and then perform a physical, pelvic, and breast exam.

After your evaluation, your OB/GYN reviews their findings and discusses steps you can take to improve your overall health and wellness and prevent chronic disease in the future. These may include making changes to your diet or not smoking.

They may also review options for birth control or other gynecological issues specific to your needs.

What types of testing do I need during annual exams?

The types of testing you need during your annual exam may depend on your age, gynecological history, and family history. Some of the screening tests include:

  • Pap smear
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) test
  • Mammogram
  • DEXA scan (to measure bone density)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Blood test for diabetes and high cholesterol
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Your provider at KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology reviews the types of testing and health screenings you need and how they benefit you and your health.

Annual exams are important for you and your health. Call KEM Health Obstetrics & Gynecology or book an appointment online to schedule your annual exam today.