Women's Healthcare

What is woman's healthcare?

Many women do not have access to an OBGYN or don’t come in for routine checkups and screenings, as they should. It’s incredibly important that women not only have easy access to a gynecologist and obstetrician but that they also follow through with checkups, screenings and more that pertain to their health and wellness. A gynecologist isn’t just there for you once problems start to occur, they can help you prevent problems in the first place.

Why Women’s Health is Important?

From HPV and cervical cancer to infertility, there are many health problems that affect women and can cause serious health complications that can impact quality of life. Here at Columbia Shores OBGYN, Dr. Daniel Bahnmiller and his OBGYN team are here to provide the highest quality care to women of all ages who are living in and around Richland, WA. Women can turn to their OBGYN for a number of reasons, some of which include,

  • Routine annual checkups, which include pelvic and breast exams
  • Menstruation issues
  • HPV screening and vaccinations
  • Pap smear
  • Pelvic pain
  • STI screening
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Birth control and family planning options
  • Menopausal treatments
  • Prenatal care
  • Changes in vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal pain
  • Pain with sex
  • Unexplained abdominal pain
  • Infertility and difficulties getting pregnant
  • Postpartum

All women should start to see an OBGYN once a year by the time they turn 21 years old. Women who are sexually active before 21 years old should also consider visiting an OBGYN who can provide advice on birth control and safe sex. Dr. Bahnmiller also provides obstetric care that includes high-risk pregnancy care, as well as infertility treatments.

Here at Columbia Shores OBGYN, Dr. Bahnmiller also provides minimally invasive surgeries including robotic surgery, which can be used to remove gynecological tumors and fibroids, perform hysterectomies, treat endometriosis, and repair uterine prolapse. Laparoscopic gynecological surgery is far less invasive, which means fewer side effects and complications and a faster recovery period.

It’s important for all women to find a gynecologist that they trust. If you want to turn to the gynecological team here at Columbia Shores OBGYN, call our Richland, WA, practice today at (509) 628-8866.