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Gynecological Care

Chicago - Millennium Park Medical Associates

Internal Medicine located in The Loop & Lakeview, Chicago, IL

A woman’s gynecology concerns are part of her overall health and well-being. Farah Khan, MD, FACP at Millennium Park Medical Associates offers comprehensive, whole-person healthcare to patients of all ages, including annual gynecological exams. Women in the Chicago, Illinois area can rely on the team to examine, prevent, and treat their female health issues at their two office locations in the Loop and Lakeview neighborhoods. Call or schedule a gynecological care exam online today.

Gynecological Care Q & A

What gynecological care services does the office offer?

The team at Millennium Park Medical Associates offers specialized care for women’s complete health and well-being. Gynecology care services focus on keeping your reproductive system healthy through routine exams and diagnosis of any conditions that need to be addressed. 

Gynecology services include:

  • Annual pelvic exams and Pap smears
  • Routine breast exams and cancer screening
  • Birth control options and prescriptions
  • Problems with irregular periods
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) testing and treatment
  • Urinary tract infections

The team considers your gynecological care as part of your comprehensive, whole-patient health.

At what age should women first have an annual gynecological exam?

Unless there is an urgent problem, most physicians recommend getting your first annual pelvic exam between the ages of 13 and 15. It's also essential to build a good doctor-patient relationship, so you feel comfortable asking questions about your period, sexuality, and any symptoms you may experience. 

The doctors are specially trained to partner with patients of all ages so you can work together as a team to prevent disease and treat it effectively both medically and with lifestyle changes, if necessary.

What should I expect at my gynecology appointment?

When you come in for an annual exam, you discuss your health concerns with one of the doctors. Your doctor will perform an internal exam, which may include a Pap smear and a breast exam. Your doctor may test your blood and ask you for a urine sample. They check your blood pressure, height, and weight, as well.

In addition to your physical exam, you can also discuss birth control methods, family history as it relates to female health problems, and any other concerns you have.

What types of birth control are available?

Many women desire convenient forms of birth control with minimal side effects. The team at Millennium Park Medical Associates offers a variety of options, so it’s easy to find one that works best for you and your lifestyle. Some of these birth control methods include:

  • IUDs (intrauterine devices that are implanted in your uterus)
  • Nexplanon® birth control implants (in your upper arm; effective up to three years)
  • Birth control pills (numerous options)

To learn more about gynecological care at Millennium Park Medical Associates, call or book an appointment online today.