An OB-GYN, or an obstetrician-gynecologist, is a medical professional who specializes in many aspects that revolve around a woman's health. Women's bodies undergo a variety of transitions during their lifetime and the biological functions that are responsible for these are some of what an OB-GYN is trained to treat. Some of this will be outlined below but you can learn a lot more by reaching out directly to your local Houston, TX, OB-GYN, Dr. Vonne Jones of Total Women's Care.
An obstetrician-gynecologist is a doctor with expertise in the reproductive health of a woman, from childbirth to pregnancy, and many other areas, including providing health screenings and preventive services. But to get a proper understanding of what an obstetrician-gynecologist typically does one could break down the involved terms, obstetrics, and gynecology.
The branch of medicine that obstetrics covers involve medical and surgical care that is provided to women during pregnancy and after giving birth. The main focus of obstetrics is to provide care during maternity, to help maintain a woman's health during the process.
The areas covered under obstetrics tend to be pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
While the emphasis of obstetrics is on the process of giving birth, gynecology is broader in its aim, as it offers diagnosis, treatment, and care for women's reproductive health and female bodies.
This means that it also usually to includes screening for issues related to women's breasts as well as the vagina, uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. From puberty to adulthood, from the first period to contraception, cancer screenings, and to helping to treat and manage symptoms of menopause, gynecology is the field that encompasses this and much more.
If you are looking to make an appointment with an OB-GYN in the Houston, TX, area you can schedule a visit with Dr. Jones of Total Women's Care by dialing (346) 320-3188.
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