Gynecology Services in Queens, NY
Gynecology is about keeping women and teens healthy. Pap Tests (also called Pap Smears), routine exams and family planning (birth control) services are available in our complete, convenient Women’s Medical Center. Walk-in free pregnancy tests; same- or next-day appointments; female doctors; and complete privacy – Choices Gynecology Specialists are here for you with caring and sensitive help for all your needs.
Gynecology Services at Choices are affordable.
Financial help is available. You can apply for Emergency Medicaid in our office for pregnancy-related care and Family Planning services. Most insurances are accepted, and we will assist you with reasonable self-pay plans. Call our Financial Specialists for information.
Gynecology Services at Choices are easy to access.
Choices women’s Medical Center is easy to reach by New York City subway and buses, as well as private transportation.
Gynecology Appointments are Immediate.
No waiting for days or weeks to get gynecology case or help for a problem. Same-day or next-day appointments are available. Choices is open Tuesday-Saturday, 8 am-5 pm, with late hours Thursdays to 7 pm.
Gynecology Services at Choices Women’s Medical Center
A Pap test (also known as a Pap Smear) is a test for cervical cancer. It is one of the most important gynecology tests a woman should have on a regular basis to keep healthy. In an examination room, the doctor gently swabs a tiny sample of cells from the patient’s cervix (the opening of the uterus). The sample is then sent to a lab to test for any abnormal cells. Abnormal cells do not mean the patient has cervical cancer but further tests may be needed.
Who should get a Pap Test? All women age 21 and above should get a Pap Test every 3 years.
Your gynecology doctor uses the colposcopy procedure to get a close look at your cervix. The exam takes 5 to 10 minutes, and the process is similar to getting a Pap smear. Cryotherapy is a procedure that treats both harmless and malignant tissue damage if abnormal cells are found. Your doctor also may recommend LEEP or another treatment to remove abnormal cells from your cervix.
If you think you may have symptoms of an STD or STI (sexually transmitted disease or infection), it’s time to visit Choices Women’s Medical Center for testing, diagnosis and treatment. Visit our dedicated page for details on the types of symptoms and treatments.
- If you have had breast, uterine or colon cancer or a close relative has had ovarian cancer, contact Choices and make an appointment to meet with one of our experienced OB/GYN doctors. Over 45 years of experience in women’s health care offers you the finest in medical care.
- Pay attention to your body. If you have any of the following, contact Choices Women’s Medical Center immediately and make an appointment with a gynecology specialist. These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see a gynecology doctor. The earlier ovarian cancer is found and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful. :
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge,
- Pain in your abdominal area or the pelvic area below your stomach and between your hip bones,
- Back pain,
- Bloating when the area below your stomach swells or feels full,
- Feeling full quickly while eating or a change in your bathroom habits,
- Frequent urination, constipation or diarrhea.
- During your gynecology appointment at Choices you can ask for a diagnostic test, like a recto-vaginal pelvic exam, a trans-vaginal ultrasound, or a CA-125 blood test that can help find or rule out ovarian cancer.
Sonography is a type of medical imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves, also known as ultrasound, to produce images of organs, tissues and blood flow. Choices’ obstetrics and gynecology specialists use Sonography to determine length of pregnancy or to help diagnose potential problems involving the ovaries or uterus.
Choices offers a comprehensive and confidential HIV Counseling and Testing Program for both women and men. All Choices counselors are New York State-trained to work with individuals who may test positive for HIV. The Program includes two counseling visits: the first, pre-test followed by the lab test, and the second, post-test to review test results, answer questions and, if necessary, help put a treatment and support program in place. Choices accepts HIV-positive patients for all services, and there are no special procedures or requirements.
How is HIV Transmitted? Casual, non-intimate contact does not transmit HIV from one person to another. It takes a direct blood-to-blood or semen-to-blood exchange in order to pass the virus on to another person. Direct contact with the body fluids containing blood of an infected person may increase the risk of HIV infection. Most AIDS cases are linked to unprotected sexual activity and intravenous (IV) drug use. Most people infected with HIV do not show signs of the disease and may not even be aware that they are infected. This is why testing is so important.
Most methods of birth control DO NOT PROVIDE PROTECTION.
Choices Gynecology offers services especially for seniors.
For women, Choices is here to guide you through pre-menopausal and menopausal changes. Our mid-life services include hormone level testing, hormone replacement, nutritional counseling, counseling for age-related psychological problems, medical and holistic treatments for emotional and physical problems and referrals for osteoporosis screenings and mammograms.
In addition, Choices recognizes that today, men and women remain sexually active longer and may not realize that they still face the risks of contracting and spreading HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) through unprotected sex. Even if you do not currently have any symptoms, remember you can transmit the HIV virus to others via sexual intercourse or needle sharing.
Teen Gynecology Services at Choices are available when you need them, with convenient office hours and easily reached by public transportation. While we encourage you to include a parent or trusted adult in your healthcare and decision making, this is NOT necessary for any services at Choices. New York State does NOT require teens to notify or involve any adult in their reproductive healthcare or sexual health services, including birth control and abortion care.
Regular and Semi-Annual Gynecology Check ups
Regular Well-Woman Exams with Choices Gynecology doctors and other medical professionals will make sure you are healthy and stay that way – and diagnose and treat any problems you may have. If you are sexually active, or are considering becoming sexually active, schedule an appointment to discuss birth control options – or how to take care of yourself for a good pregnancy. Your health and age will determine how often you should see a Choices GYN ranging from six months, to once a year or every other year.
Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for the exam will help make your Choices experience a good one; being prepared to raise your questions and concerns will help your gynecology specialists and doctors give you the best care possible. And that’s what we’re here for.
Here Are Some Tips
- Schedule your Gynecology appointment between menstrual periods and figure out the date your last period started and how long periods usually last.
- Do not have vaginal intercourse or insert anything into the vagina, including douches or vaginal products, for at least 24 hours before your exam to avoid irritating the vaginal tissue and increasing the chance of incorrect Pap Test results.
- Be prepared to answer questions about your sexual health history and family history. Make a list of questions or concerns you would like to discuss with your Choices gynecology specialist. Our medical professionals are caring and knowledgeable; no question is “off limits” or “dumb.” They are also sensitive and aware of issues that impact the LGBTQ communities.