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Preventative Care

Preventative Care

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care includes vaccinations and screening tests that help prevent diseases before they become a major medical problem. Dr. G Medical Solutions provides preventive care for children and adults, as well as women’s health services such as Pap tests and mammograms.

What preventive care services do I need?

Preventive care varies based on your age, biological sex, and risk factors for certain diseases. Everyone can benefit from preventive care, but children and women require additional screening tests.

Preventive care for children

Depending on your child’s age, preventive care may include:

  • Behavioral assessments throughout childhood and adolescence
  • Autism screening in toddlers
  • Developmental screening for toddlers
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use screening in adolescents

Newborns also receive numerous vaccinations, blood tests, and screenings for common illnesses and inherited conditions.

Woman’s health care and gynecological care

These services include birth control, physicals, breast cancer screening exams, PAP smears, osteoporosis screening and cardiovascular disease screening.
Dr. Gulbis provides comprehensive wellness care for women all ages. Preventive care for women’s health, including:

  • Well-woman exams
  • Pap smears
  • Birth control
  • Breast cancer screening exams
  • Osteoporosis screening
  • Cardiovascular disease screening
  • Bone density screening
Preventive care for men

All adults receive age-specific preventive care, such as blood pressure testing and diabetes screening. Men may also receive screenings to reduce their risk of male-specific diseases, such as prostate cancer.

What is a Pap test?

Pap tests screen for abnormal changes to your cells that may turn into cervical cancer. Women ages 21-65 may get a Pap test during their pelvic exam.
This test involves inserting a speculum into your vagina and swabbing your cervix (the opening to your uterus) to collect a cell sample. Then, provider sends the sample to a lab for testing.