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Female patients seeing primary care in rural settings often do not seek out specialized care from a practicing OB/GYN, favoring instead to utilize their family practitioner to respond to their complaints. As such, it would be effective to work to educate these patients at their well-women examinations on routine screenings, immunizations, and health maintenance methods they should expect based on their presenting age. A handout simplifying and synthesizing the main screening and general health guidelines for annual well-women examinations may be helpful for female patients using primary care practitioners as their source for obstetric and gynecologic care.
Dr. Theodore Blum, Private Practice, Bethel, CT
obstetrics, gynecology, well-woman examination, Connecticut
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Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications | Medical Education | Primary Care
Jalai, Cyrus Maxim, "Educating Patients on Screening Guidelines and Expectations for Well-Woman Examinations" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 431.