Provided below for informational purposes is general information about Gynecologists or Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. EG Healthcare is a Nurse Practitioner practice and all services are provided by Nurse Practitioners.
Women’s Health is an important part of a complete Family Health Practice. Women have unique health issues and every woman will need gynecological services during her lifetime. Our gynecology services provide affordable and comprehensive healthcare for adolescent and adult women, including annual well-woman exams, and care for other specific women’s health issues in a safe and comfortable environment.
Our highly skilled Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) collaborates with other EG Healthcare professionals to deliver excellent, empathetic and comprehensive care.
EG Healthcare understands the importance of finding the right gynecologist. Having various health services all in one place in Staten Island is a convenient way to access compassionate and comprehensive medical care.
Who are Gynecologists?
Gynecologists are physicians who specialize in the function and diseases specific to women and girls, with an emphasis on the reproductive organs.
What is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)?
A women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) is a nurse practitioner that specializes in continuing and comprehensive healthcare for women across the lifespan with emphasis on conditions unique to women from menarche through the remainder of their life cycle similar to a gynecologist. Following educational preparation at the master’s or doctoral level, WHNPs must become board certified by an approved certification body.
What Can I expect from a Gynecologist or a Women Health Nurse Practitioner?
A gynecologist and/or a WHNP uses various diagnostics, screening tests, and examinations to monitor, assess, and manage female patients. Assessing, diagnosing, and treating disease risk factors specific to women.
At EG Healthcare, our gynecology services provide:
- Adolescent health care
- Annual well-woman exams
- Evaluation and treatment of common vaginal infections
- Breast cancer screening
- BRCA gene testing
- Pap smears, HPV screening, management and immunization
- Birth control including IUD placement
- Family planning
- STD screening, treatment and follow-up
- Pregnancy testing
- Managing irregular periods
- Fertility evaluation
- Urinary tract infections
- Menopause health promotion and management
You can talk to our Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner about sensitive issues such as periods, discharge, breasts, sex, sexuality, health issues regarding sexual relationships, heterosexual, same-sex and bisexual relationships, domestic violence, sexual assault, and mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
When Should I See a Gynecologist or Women Health Nurse Practitioner ?
Many women have their first visit with a gynecologist or WHNP in their early teens and continue to see a gynecologist for annual checkups. You should always seek out a gynecologist or Women Health Nurse Practitioner if you have symptoms such as vaginal, vulvar, or pelvic pain, or any abnormal bleeding from the uterus.
In addition, women often seek out gynecologists or Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for general health and preventive medicine such as acne, osteoporosis and lifestyle advice on optimal weight, nutrition, and physical activity.
At EG Healthcare, we ensure that every woman feels safe and understood, no matter their age or reason for their visit. We provide a friendly setting where you can ask your questions and get comforting expert answers.
Having an open and honest discussion with our Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner about gynecological concerns will help us create the right treatment and management plan that fits your needs. This is an important piece of Family Health.
If you are ready to meet our Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for gynecology services as part of all our Family Health Services, contact us to make an appointment or use the link below.
EG Healthcare located in Staten Island accepts most health insurances. If you do not have insurance, our gynecology services are affordable. Our goal is to make sure you get the medical attention you need from our gynecologist in Staten Island.
All of us at EG Healthcare look forward to meeting you!