Katy residents ask, “Obstetrics vs. Gynecology, what is the difference?”
Women’s health is important. From detecting problems early to treating a variety of issues, finding a gynecologist a woman likes and respects is important in ensuring that she stays healthy. When searching out a women’s health care provider many women see that obstetrics and gynecology are frequently linked. This is a natural linkage as both specialties take care of a woman’s reproductive health. However, many women wonder which type of women’s care is right for them.
A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in the women’s care in regards to their reproductive system. Procedures performed by a gynecologist include mammograms and pap smears, infections of the uterus or vagina, problems conceiving a baby, and hysterectomies. Sometimes a gynecologist confirms the pregnancy and then transfers a woman’s care to an obstetrician.
An obstetrician is a doctor who specializes in the care of pregnant women following conception through childbirth and post-natal care. An obstetrician will perform regularly scheduled checkup with the pregnant woman and will perform, or order, an ultrasound to ensure the health of the pregnancy and the baby.
Often physicians specialize in both obstetrics and gynecological care in order to care for a woman throughout all points of her life. Dr. Taryll Jenkins of the Katy, TX, practice, Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, offers patients complete care in all stages of their lives. Individuals who begin as a gynecology patient are often pleased to find that Dr. Jenkins can continue to provide them with the care and respect they’ve come to depend on throughout their pregnancy as well. Likewise, those who come to Dr. Jenkins during their pregnancy feel confident continuing as a gynecology patient after the baby is born.
Dr. Jenkins provides general gynecology services including mammograms and pap smears, family planning, birth control and pregnancy care. Under his care, you can address any abnormalities that appear during a pap smear, infections, or pain, incontinence, irregular periods and much more. Dr. Jenkins and his entire team believe in treating you in a calm and comfortable office, with discreet, but expert, care. Using state-of-the-art technology and the latest advances in procedures, Dr. Jenkins can ensure that your health is his top priority. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call today.