Wellness Visits Specialist

River Place OB/GYN

OB-GYNs located in Austin, TX

At River Place OB GYN, an annual wellness exam is An annual visit is so much more than just a "Pap smear." Dr. John Thoppil and Dr. Rachel Shepherd value this time to screen, educate and build their relationship with patients. That's why they're considered the best OB-GYNs in Austin.

Wellness Visits Q & A

What is a well-woman exam and why is it important?

We recommend women have a wellness, or well-woman exam, annually.

This allows us to monitor your health and detect changes or developing conditions so they can be treated as early as possible. In addition, these visits provide patients an opportunity to check in with their physician about any health concerns, from birth control to vaginal dryness. Women need to make time to take of themselves, as well as they do their loved ones. Make sure to book your appointment at River Place OB-GYN. It is an investment of your time into your own health and well being.

What specifically will my well-woman visit entail?

The visit will entail a complete pelvic exam of your reproductive organs, a breast exam and, if appropriate, a Pap smear. We will offer appropriate screening labs and immunizations depending on your individual needs.

Do I still need a wellness exam if I’m past menopause?

Yes. A wellness exam is important in providing preventative care and catching problems in their earliest, most treatable stage. Post menopausal women are at an increased risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. It’s important to be screened and, if necessary, be treated for these conditions. A well-woman exam also provides an opportunity to discuss any intimate, even embarrassing matters that have arisen, such as like vaginal dryness or lack of sexual desire. Regular exams help build a trusting relationship between doctor and patient.

Insurance Providers

Here are just some of the insurances we accept. If you have a narrow network plan (POS, exchange, specific hospital, EPO, HMO) please confirm our network status. They do not always follow the full network benefits. To find out if your insurance is accepted, please check the insurance website or give our office a call.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Multiplan PHCS
Multiplan, Inc.
United Health Care