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Women's Health Specialist

Shelnutt Gynecology -  - Gynecologist

Shelnutt Gynecology

Gynecologist located in Athens, GA

Women’s health is an expansive topic, and the needs of women shift and change as they move through the phases of life. Partnering with a trusted and experienced gynecologist like Judson Shelnutt, MD, of Shelnutt Gynecology in Athens, Georgia, is the best way to address your women’s health needs. Finding a practice that delivers quality care in an environment you look forward to visiting can make it easier to stay on top of your health and prevent chronic conditions. Book an appointment with Dr. Shelnutt today, online or by phone.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women have a specific set of health needs, and those needs evolve over time. Women’s health is an area of medical practice focused on meeting the needs of women of all ages.

Many topics fall under the umbrella of women’s health, including:

  • Birth control
  • Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Heart disease
  • Menopause care
  • Fertility care
  • Breast health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sexual health

You’ll have a very different set of women’s health needs during your childbearing years than you will in the years that follow. Even women of the same age can experience widely different women’s health needs depending on their unique goals and challenges.

What kinds of women’s health services are available?

Well-woman exams at Shelnutt Gynecology are the cornerstone of good women’s health services. These visits are an opportunity for Dr. Shelnutt to evaluate your health and perform the screenings appropriate for your age. They are also your opportunity to express concerns and ask any questions you have about your health.

Some of the women’s health services you have access to include:

  • Pap smear testing
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Lifestyle risk assessment
  • Hormonal testing during menopause
  • Immunizations
  • STD screening and prevention advice
  • Fertility care

This is far from a comprehensive list of available services. Women’s health also encompasses diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of gynecologic conditions.

What are some common gynecological health conditions?  

Many women go through life with no serious women’s health problems. If an issue does arise, having a trusted medical team to turn to can make a world of difference.

Some of the more common gynecologic health issues Shelnutt Gynecology patients encounter include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • PMS
  • Uterine and vaginal prolapse

Irregular menstrual bleeding is also a problem for many women and an issue that can be diagnosed and treated. As with so many medical conditions, early diagnosis is important in women’s health, as many issues respond better to treatment when caught in the early stages.

If you’re searching for a great gynecologist in the Athens, Georgia, area, book a visit with Dr. Shelnutt today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy life, or you’re always welcome to call the Shelnutt Gynecology office to check availability.