What Is A Gynecologist?

A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in the field of women’s healthcare. Hampton Gynecologist is one of the authority sites on this topic. Gynecology is the field of medical science that involves the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of female reproductive health. Gynecologists provide basic reproductive and pelvic health services which include annual Pap tests, pelvic exams, cancer screening, and treatment and prevention of female reproductive system issues like infertility, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, sexually transmitted diseases, and fibroids. They also diagnose and treat various reproductive system disorders including cervical cancer, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis. They also provide preventive care for women to reduce their risk of fertility and breast cancer. They can provide treatments for conditions like unexplained infertility, low fertility, menopausal problems, breast infections, fibroids, etc.


A gynecologist can be a private doctor who performs regular checkups at a clinic or he/she can be a hospitalist, who practices at a hospital and sees patients on a routine basis. Most gynecologists specialize in a particular area of female reproductive health. The most common areas are: infertility, pregnancy, dermatology, fertility, sexually transmitted diseases, uterine fibroids, and breast diseases. In some specialties, like pediatrics or surgery, you will find that there are a smaller number of specialists practicing in that area of expertise.

If you are interested in becoming a gynecologist, then you will first need to gain a medical school degree. During your medical school years, you will become familiar with many different medical specialties. For example, you will learn about general surgery, cardiology, dermatology, obstetrics/gynecology, and women’s healthcare. It is important to have an extensive amount of knowledge in order to become a gynecologist.

Contact Info

Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates of Hampton
4000 Coliseum Drive, Suite 280, Hampton, VA 23666
Phone no:  (757) 722-7401