Since 2018, Genesis Medical Associates Inc. of Pittsburgh has proudly offered women’s health services to women of all ages. Contact us today to schedule a wellness exam, testing, and more!

In medicine, preventative care is one of the most important services a doctor can provide. That is why at Genesis Medical, we strive to give all patients the preventative care they need. To support this mission, we now offer women’s health and gynecologic services - important types of care that focus on the wellness and preventive care of the female reproductive system.

Gynecologic care is complicated, but we can make it simpler. With annual wellness visits, birth control offerings, and simple in-office procedures, Genesis Medical Associates is here to address your health needs. Our services are available to women of all ages and can help you take control of your health at any stage in your life. Whether you are ready to start a family or you are not quite there yet - and whether you are a long-time Genesis patient or you are looking for a new care provider in the Pittsburgh area - we invite you to contact us to schedule your next woman’s health visit.

 

FAQs on Women’s Health and Gynecology:

What is the Definition of Women’s Health?

The term “women's health” refers to a branch of medical care that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of reproductive diseases and conditions that affect a woman's physical and emotional well-being. This is a very broad branch of medicine and can include everything from pelvic exams, to STD (sexually transmitted diseases) testing, to family planning.

How Often Do I Need a Wellness Visit for Gynecologic Care?

Just like with primary care in general, annual assessments are an ideal schedule to set for gynecologic care. Annual visits allow doctors to counsel patients about preventive care, as well as provide any recommended services that may be needed. These services and assessments include screenings and immunizations, which are offered to women on an individual basis (based on age, risk factors, and current screening recommendations).

Note that while an annual visit is recommended for a generalized exam, many specific screenings and tests are not needed on an annual basis! Because the recommended cadence for many assessments and tests varies (by risk, age, etc.), you will want to talk to your doctor about the current recommended schedule for services such as pap smears, pelvic exams, and so forth. Once you have your doctor’s recommendation on when you should undergo each of these important procedures, you can schedule your appointments accordingly!

How Does Genesis Medical as a Practice Address Women’s Health?

In 2018, our team welcomed Dr. Nicole Waltrip, M.D. to Genesis Medical. She brings over 20 years of experience to the Genesis family and is currently overseeing our new Women’s Health and Gynecology care services. Genesis Women's Health and Gynecology is located at Grob, Scheri, Woodburn and Griffin Family Medicine of Genesis Medical, and operates Monday - Thursday from 8 AM - 4 PM.

What Services are Available Under this New Care Category?

Currently, our Women’s Health and Gynecology care services include the following focuses:

  • Adolescent and Adult Gynecology (i.e. general care for all ages in need of obstetric, menstruation, fertility, STI, or hormone disorder testing and treatment)
  • Preventative Care (i.e. vaccinations and counseling on safe reproductive health)
  • Contraception (i.e. recommendations and prescriptions for birth control based on each woman’s needs)
  • Colposcopy (i.e. cervical cancer test)
  • LEEP, or Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (i.e. a follow-up to cervical cancer screenings wherein abnormal cells are removed from the cervix)
  • Vulvar Biopsy (i.e. testing of vulvar lesions)
  • Infertility Evaluation and Basic Infertility Care (i.e. basic, initial assistance with family planning difficulties)

In addition to these tests and examinations, Genesis Medical Associates also offers treatments focused on a variety of women’s health conditions, including the following:

  • Abnormal Menstrual Cycles (i.e. exceptionally painful or irregular cycles)
  • Endometriosis (i.e. a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. Treatment options include Endometrial Ablation)
  • Fibroids (i.e. muscular, typically benign tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus)
  • Sexual Dysfunction (i.e. chronic difficulty with sexual response, desire, orgasm, or pain)
  • Pelvic Pain (i.e. pain or discomfort in the abdomen and/or pelvis, which may be caused by a health issue affecting the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, or vagina)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (i.e. infection transmitted through sexual contact)
  • Bladder and Vaginal Infections (i.e. infections that can cause discomfort and additional reproductive health issues)
  • Menopause Management (i.e. the treatment of symptoms related to the natural decline in reproductive hormones experienced when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s)
  • Incontinence (i.e. loss of bladder control)