Gynecology Specialist

Regular checkups and treatment for concerning symptoms are important for women of all ages. Dr. Pollard at Above Parr Women’s Center provides gynecology services to patients in Los Gatos, California. Services include well woman visits, as well as diagnosis and treatment for gynecological concerns.

Gynecology Q & A

by Angela Pollard, MD

What services are available?

Dr. Pollard provides well woman visits and birth control services to women of all ages. She also offers diagnosis and treatment for women with various health concerns, including pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, suspicious of menopause, pain during intercourse, and any other gynecological symptoms.

How often are checkups necessary?

Women who are 21 or older should have a checkup with Dr. Pollard once each year to assess general health and look for hidden problems. Women who are under the age of 21 but are sexually active or have concerns about their reproductive health should also schedule annual checkups at Above Parr Women’s Center.

What happens during a checkup?

During a checkup, Dr. Pollard evaluates the patient’s general health by analyzing vital signs, palpating the reproductive organs, and collecting information from the patient. Depending on the patient’s characteristics, Dr. Pollard may also perform a pap smear to check for cervical cancer and/or screen the patient for breast cancer.

If the patient is interested in birth control, Dr. Pollard will present the patient’s options and help her decide on the best method. In addition, patients who are already on birth control may discuss their response to the current treatment during checkups.

When should patients schedule an appointment with Dr. Pollard?

Patients should schedule an appointment to see Dr. Pollard any time they have troubling symptoms, such as:

  • Periods that are too long or too short
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Pain in the pelvis
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Blisters or rashes on the genitals

Patients should also consider making an appointment with Dr. Pollard if they are planning to become pregnant soon or have already had a positive home pregnancy test.

What treatments are available for gynecological concerns?

Many different treatments are available to patients with gynecological problems. For example, patients who have been diagnosed with an STD may need antibiotics or other medications. Patients who have abnormal bleeding or pain may need hormone therapy or a surgical treatment, such as endometrial ablation. After reviewing a patient’s condition and confirming the diagnosis, Dr. Angela Pollard will help the patient determine which course of treatment is best.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Pollard in my opinion is a baby catching rock star. She is straight forward and honest and was open to all the alternative methods of childbirth that I wanted."

    Carla M.
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    "Dr. Pollard has been my OGB for over 12 years... I had nothing but the best experience with the care and attention from her practice during that time."

    Selma V.
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    "Dr. Angela Pollard is a fantastic doctor! She is the kindest, warmest and humblest doctor. She is generous with her time which is rare, especially for an OB."

    Nikoo A.
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    "Dr. Pollard has been my OBGYN for almost 5 years now. Before then, I'd seen a couple, but none that wow'd me."

    Christine N.
Location
Above Parr Women's Center
700 West Parr Avenue, Suite I
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-300-9170
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408-300-9170