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Annual Exams

The Women's Group -  - OBGYN

The Women's Group

OBGYNs located in Pensacola, FL

To ensure a woman’s continuing health and to catch any problems as early as possible, The Women’s Group recommends annual wellness exams to all patients in and around the Pensacola, Florida area. Patients should contact the office to learn more about scheduling an annual exam.

Annual Exams Q & A

Why are annual exams necessary?

Annual exams ensure you’re healthy and no gynecological problems exist.  It’s also a time for patients to check in with the doctor to discuss any updates in their health or new concerns. In many cases, annual exams uncover a mild health problem before it becomes serious.

What happens during an annual exam?

During an annual exam, our staff at The Women’s Group asks the patient basic questions about her health, takes vitals, and looks for any anomalies. If the woman is over 21 or sexually active, we may perform a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer.

Our staff at The Women’s Group encourages patients to ask any questions or bring up concerns they have about their gynecological health during an annual visit. Patients also use this opportunity to discuss birth control and safe sex with their doctor.

What types of birth control are available?

Patients choose from many different types of birth control, including oral contraceptives, injections, intrauterine devices, and implants. Doctors at The Women’s Group provide additional information about each of these options to help patients make the right choice.

How much will an annual exam cost?

Most medical insurance companies cover the cost of an annual exam. However, patients should always verify the cost with their insurance companies before seeing their doctor.

When should a woman begin annual gynecological exams?

In general, our staff at The Women’s Group recommends that women see a gynecologist annually at the age of 21. However, women should begin annual exams earlier if they’re sexually active.

How can patients prepare for an annual exam?

Our staff recommends that patients try to schedule their annual gynecological exams between menstrual periods, as the flow can interfere with the exam. The day before the exam, avoid vaginal intercourse and prepare a list of any questions for your doctor. Call The Women’s Group or schedule your next annual exam online. 

What is not part of an annual exam?

If you have ongoing or new medical problems that require additional attention and discussion during your well-woman exam, then two services may be billed - an age appropriate preventive medicine exam and a problem focused office visit.

Please call the office if you have questions regarding your health insurance.

Allied Benefit Systems
BCBS Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield - BlueOptions (BCA*)
Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Only
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Florida Medicaid