Gynecology Specialist

Bay OB-GYN, PC

Rubin Frenkel, MD

Gynecologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Gynecology is a medical specialty that focuses on the health of the female reproductive system. Women need specialized care, and at Bay OB-GYN, PC, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Rubin Frenkel, MD, offers comprehensive gynecology services. To schedule a gynecology appointment, call the nearest New York City office or book online today.

Gynecology Q&A

What is gynecology? 

Gynecology is a medical specialty that focuses on the health of women’s reproductive systems and breasts. Basically, it’s specialized care tailored to screening, diagnosing, and treating the areas that are unique to a woman’s body. 

Most girls start seeing a gynecologist in their early teens, around the time they start their period. From there, they work with their gynecologist to protect the health of their breasts and reproductive organs. 

How often should I see a gynecologist?

Generally, you should schedule an annual checkup, often called a well-woman visit, with your gynecologist. During this yearly appointment, Dr. Frenkel screens you for a variety of health risks and ensures that your female organs are all healthy and working as they should. 

Most well-woman visits include a pelvic exam, a breast exam, and a Pap smear to screen you for cervical cancer. If your first Pap smear comes back normal, you usually won’t need another for three years. 

During your well-woman visit, you talk with Dr. Frenkel about your personal medical history, family health history, your lifestyle choices (including your sexual activity), and your menstrual cycle. This allows him to tailor care to your unique body and preferences while ensuring you’re taking the right preventive steps for any health conditions that pose a risk to you. 

What kind of gynecological services are available?

In addition to the annual well-woman visit, Bay OB-GYN, PC, offers a broad range of gynecological services and treatments designed to support a woman’s health, including:

  • Osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment
  • Endometriosis diagnosis and treatment
  • Contraception
  • Treatment for bladder infections
  • Cervical cancer screenings
  • Pelvic pain diagnosis
  • Management of menopausal symptoms
  • Urinary incontinence therapy
  • Menstrual irregularity management
  • STD testing
  • Vaginal infections
  • Infertility evaluations and treatment

Dr. Frenkel performs many gynecological procedures right in the office, reducing your need to visit a hospital to get the requisite care. 

How do I prepare for a gynecology appointment?

Because your menstrual cycle can interfere with testing, it’s best to schedule your gynecological appointment between periods if you can. Similarly, because recent intercourse can also affect testing, abstain from sex for 24 hours before your appointment. 

To make the most of your appointment, it’s a good idea to keep notes about your recent menstrual cycle (including start and end dates) and any other health questions you might have. That way, you can discuss them with Dr. Frenkel and the Bay OB-GYN, PC, team. 

To learn more about gynecology and its importance to your health, call Bay OB-GYN, PC, or request an appointment online today.