Gynecologic Care

Advanced Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Kuna, ID & Boise, ID

Staying on top of your sexual and reproductive health involves regular visits for gynecologic care. At Advanced Family Medicine in Kuna and Boise, Idaho, Michael Foutz, MD, offers a wide range of nonsurgical gynecologic care services. To schedule your next pelvic exam, Pap smear, or family planning visit, call the office or book an appointment online today.

 Gynecologic Care Q&A

What is gynecologic care?

Gynecologic care is health and wellness services geared toward women’s reproductive and sexual health. 

Your reproductive system is complex and needs routine care and testing. Along with your routine visits, you can get plenty of sexual and reproductive health care services from Advanced Family Medicine. 

You should start coming in for gynecologic visits during mid- to late adolescence. During the first  few visits, you can discuss topics like menstruation, puberty, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and other age-appropriate subjects

Obstetrics is closely aligned with gynecologic care. It’s the medical care that goes into pregnancy and childbirth. Nonsurgical obstetrics services are available at Advanced Family Medicine, and the practice offers newborn care for your new baby after you give birth. 

Which gynecologic care services do I need?

Advanced Family Medicine offers essential gynecologic services all in one place. One of the most important services in gynecology is a yearly pelvic exam. It’s similar to an annual physical but with specific emphasis on your sexual, reproductive, and hormonal health. 

You can also get these nonsurgical services and treatments:

  • Pap smears
  • Breast examinations
  • Cervical cancer evaluation and treatment
  • Contraception and family planning
  • Intrauterine device (IUD) insertion and removal
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment

Some of these services are routine, like Pap smears every three years or breast examinations during your yearly visits. Others are available when you need them.

In the realm of family planning, Advanced Family Medicine also offers vasectomies for men. 

Which conditions does gynecologic care treat?

Advanced Family Medicine provides diagnostic services and treatments for many gynecology conditions that affect the cervix, uterus, ovaries, and breasts. Your provider can work with you to treat or manage:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Cervical cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Infertility
  • Abnormal bleeding

Your provider explains any diagnosis in detail, and you may ask questions about what comes next and what to expect. If you experience symptoms like abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain, mention them during an upcoming exam visit or make an appointment. 

For any nonsurgical forms of gynecologic care and prevention, call Advanced Family Medicine or schedule your visit online today.