An gynecolgist is a doctor who specializes in the care of women. A gynecologist offers preventive healthcare including exams and routine tests that look for problems before a person is sick. This doctor can evaluate health and provide care for a range of medical problems, not just those of the reproductive system. For many women, the gynecologist is their primary care physician — the doctor they turn to first for healthcare.

Source: MedlinePlus and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Includes an excellent patient education section to help answer questions about women's health.

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