Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has completed additional graduate level training beyond that of a registered nurse (RN). NPs provide high-quality healthcare services similar to those of a doctor. Learn More>

How far along in my pregnancy should I began my prenatal care?

6 to 8 weeks from the first day of your last period.

At what age should my periods start?

The onset of menstrual cycles occurs during the teenage years and is known as menarche.

At what age should a girl start going to a gynecologist rather than her pediatrician?

Females should have their first gynecological exam by the age of 20, or when they become sexually active.

At what age should a woman have her first mammogram?

35 years old unless otherwise directed by your physician.