Augusta Health Care for Women

39 Beam Lane,Fishersville, Virginia 22939
Phone: (540) 213-7750, (540) 213-7755

110 Houston Street, Suite C, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone: (540) 463-7751, Fax: (540) 213-7755.


Teen Care

teens

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends that the first visit with a woman's healthcare specialist occur between the ages of 13 and 15. AHCFW offers a safe and caring atmosphere to provide guidance and information on healthy choices which is vital during this time of many physical and emotional changes. Our Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are wonderful GYN practitioners for women of all ages. We often find our youngest patients are most comfortable with our CNMs. This is an optimal time to discuss any concerns relating to irregular periods or any other area of concern. In most cases a pelvic exam is not necessary, and PAP Smears are not recommended until the age of 21. This is also a good time to discuss the HPV vaccine, if not already received at the pediatrician office. Since we are a specialist, we encourage a continued relationship with a pediatrician of family practice practitioner.

You will want to discuss with your healthcare provider the appropriate timing of visits. In most cases, annually for a well visit and then as needed for any concerns or follow up is typical.

Common Issues & Concerns

Anytime there is a GYN related concern, we encourage the benefit of an evaluation by one of our practitioners.