Gynecology seems to be evolving so rapidly that patients and caregivers both are at times confused by changing guidelines. Various experts often disagree on issues such as intervals for mammograms and pap smears and what should be covered during the “annual exam”.
As new evidence emerges, it’s important for caregivers to update their practices and adopt treatments that promote good health and safety, and get away from time-honored, but wasteful and possibly harmful, testing and treatments.
Our team relies on ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) for guidance for cancer screening intervals and the content of periodic health exams.
We also consult ACOG protocols to guide treatment of common gynecologic problems, such as abnormal uterine bleeding.