Dr. Newman is board certified in Gynecology and considers quality care of her patients as her most important priority.
It's important to us that you be as informed as possible regarding your gynecological care. These Frequently Asked Questions were selected to
give you a convenient source of common information. If these FAQs don't answer your questions, please contact us with more specifics.
What do I need to bring with me to my first visit?
Patients need to bring their insurance card along with a photo ID or driver's license. If the patient is younger than 18 years old, we request that a patient or legal guardian be present in order to discuss parental consent and confidentiality.
When do I need to come in for my first Gynecological exam?
We recommend that young women have their first gynecological exam 3 years after their first intercourse or the age of 21.
How often should I have a pap smear?
Women should have a pap smear annually. However, if you have a history of abnormal pap smears, you may need to have pap smears more frequently.
When do I need to have my first Mammogram?
Women who are 40 or older should have a mammogram every 1 to 2 years. Women with an increased risk of breast cancer due to family history should talk to the physician about whether to have a mammogram before the age of 40.
I recently found a lump in my breast. What should I do?
Women who find a lump in their breast should contact their physician IMMEDIATELY to schedule an appointment for evaluation.
Does birth control protect against STDs?
No form of birth control, except condoms, will help prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Birth control helps protect against unwanted