I’ll still be able to go to the doctor’s office for my annual physical this summer, right? I know that we should be wearing masks and avoiding in-person interaction because of the pandemic, but that makes going to the doctor more important, right?Updated 11 June 2020 under Ask Us.
Thanks for your question. Annual physicals (or routine check-ups) with your health care provider are still important. These visits are helpful to make sure you are healthy and to get […]Read more »
I’m 19 years old and so scared of needles and shots that when I even think about them too much, I get so scared I break down crying. I don’t know what to do!Updated 10 July 2017 under Ask Us.
It’s bad enough to the point where I try to avoid seeing health care providers. I’ve tried distraction and calming methods but anytime I actually get the shot I just […]Read more »
When to have a gynecologic exam depends on whether there are any health problems such as vaginal infections, lack of menstrual periods, or other symptoms that need evaluation. Your first […]Read more »
I’m lesbian and I came out to my friends on New Year’s Eve but I don’t know if I need to tell my doctor because I am only 13.Updated 6 June 2016 under Ask Us.
It takes a lot of courage to “come out” whether it is with your friends, family or others. Even though you are young, it is important to talk with your […]Read more »
Lately I have been thinking I should get my first pelvic exam, but when and where do I do this? Will I get checked for STIs and whether I can have children in the future?Updated 7 May 2015 under Ask Us.
Most health care providers agree that a woman should have her first pelvic exam whenever she has a symptom such as abnormal bleeding, discharge or pain, or when she turns […]Read more »
Do I need to bring anything to my first check-up? You should take a copy of your health records, including your immunization record (a list of all the vaccines you […]Read more »
Looking for information on how to find a primary health care provider (PCP) is a smart decision, because routine check-ups are a very important part of taking care of yourself. Why do […]Read more »