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Yearly Gynecologic Exam: Why Do Women Need This? - Dr. Kotian

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Dr. Zarine Kotian explains why all women need to have a yearly gynecologic exam and shares which questions a woman should ask her doctor during this visit. Dr. Kotian is an experienced gynecologist at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Kotian:
So it’s important for a woman to get her annual gynecologic visit every year for several reasons, one of them being just to discuss your general well being, also to discuss menstrual cycles, to evaluate contraception. Also, once that patient turns 21 it’s important to get your PAP smears every year to prevent cervical cancer and a breast exam yearly also.

Some of the questions that you should ask your doctor during your routine visit include questions about sexually transmitted diseases; questions about cervical cancer, also about prevention of certain diseases like cervical cancer, regarding HPV vaccine is very important for young women these days. Also if you have any other questions about sexuality, sexual health, this is the place that you should get your questions answered.

About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.

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Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health

Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN

Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health

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