New Beginnings OB/GYN
Barbara McLaren, MD, FACOG
Obstetrics & Gynecology & Robotic Gynecological Surgeon located in Memorial, Houston, TX
For women, working with a skilled gynecologist is a critical part of overall health and wellness. Barbara McLaren, MD, FACOG, of New Beginnings OB/GYN, specializes in gynecology and is the provider of choice for many women in the greater Houston, Texas, area. If you’re overdue for a well-woman exam or have questions about gynecology services, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.
What is gynecology?
Gynecology is an area of medical practice focused on addressing women’s reproductive health and wellness. These services are an essential part of a healthy life and should never be overlooked.
If you’re like many women, you may place your own health needs near the bottom of a long to-do list. While it’s easy to get distracted by the obligations of home, work, and community, looking after your women’s health needs should always be a top priority.
What kinds of services can a gynecologist provide?
Well-woman exams are the foundation of gynecologic care. These annual visits provide an opportunity for your gynecologist to assess your health and deliver the screenings you need at each phase of life.
A pelvic exam is a routine part of gynecology visits. This exam allows your gynecologist to visually inspect your vagina and cervix for signs of tissue abnormalities. If there are areas of concern, a more in-depth examination can be performed using magnification.
Pap smear testing is also an important part of routine women’s health care. This simple test uses a small sample of cervical cells to check for signs of cervical cancer. With early detection, treatments are more effective, and death from cervical cancer has steeply declined since Pap smear testing became widely available.
Your gynecologist can also diagnose and treat a number of common women’s health issues, including:
- Pelvic pain
- Abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
Working with a gynecologist you know and trust is a critical part of feeling and functioning at peak levels.
What should I look for in a gynecologist?
Finding the right gynecologist isn’t always easy. The best way to begin is to consider what you hope to achieve from your interactions with your doctor.
At New Beginnings OB/GYN, team members view their role as your partner in all aspects of women’s health and wellness. This is not a practice where women are treated like numbers on a spreadsheet.
Your active participation is welcomed, as are your questions or concerns. If you’d prefer to explore alternative natural treatments, you’ll be supported in that path. If you want more information about the side effects of specific treatments, you’ll receive all the details needed to make an informed decision about your care.
When you’re ready to find a great gynecologist to work with you on maintaining, enhancing, and supporting optimal health, call New Beginnings OB/GYN to set up a visit, or book online in just moments.