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Gynecology - What is It & What We Offer

Gynecology - What is It & What We Offer

Gynecology is focused on treating diseases that are uniquely experienced by women. As a field of medicine, it typically focuses on illnesses and conditions that affect a woman's reproductive organs. The female reproductive system is complex, and as such, it requires skilled medical care from dedicated women's health professionals.

Maintaining your reproductive health is essential for healthy menstruation and pregnancy, and the best way to stay healthy is to receive high-quality gynecological care from women's health specialists. Altaire Clinic offers a wide variety of gynecological services, ranging from wellness exams (including pap tests and pelvic exams) and vaginal health checks to hormone therapy and PRP feminine shots.

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Risk Factors

It's never a good idea to skip out on receiving medical care, and this is especially true when it comes to one of your body's most intimate and complex organ systems. Gynecological professionals diagnose and treat a wide battery of conditions that can potentially affect your daily life, your sexual experience, or even your ability to become pregnant.

Some of the major reproductive issues that a gynecological professional can treat include endometriosis (in which uterine-like tissue grows in the wrong place), ovarian cysts (fluid-filled sacs located in the ovary region), and vaginal infections.

You should seek out top-rated gynecological care if you experience pain in your menstruation, fertility problems, pain in your pelvic region (especially during sex), or any unusual growths, discharges, or itching. All of these symptoms can point to serious conditions that can hamper your sex life, your fertility, and your overall health and well-being.

What to Expect at Your Visit

Be sure to come to your first appointment prepared with any questions or concerns that you want to have answered. At the clinic, our friendly staff will ensure your comfort before you meet with one of our top-rated medical professionals. This includes the hallmarks of a typical wellness exam: taking your weight and vitals (such as your pulse, blood pressure, and temperature).

Next, our women's health practitioner will discuss your medical history, including any family history that may pertain to your reproductive health. The discussion will also cover your menstrual pattern and your sexual activity, which will give the specialist a better idea of the kind of care to provide.

Once the initial medical history has been handled, your practitioner will perform a breast examination to check for any worrisome bumps or lumps, as well as a pelvic exam to determine the health of your cervix and vagina. This typically also involves a pap test, which entails the practitioner swabbing your cervix to collect a small sampling of cells.

At the end of your appointment, the health specialist will discuss any concerns with you and schedule any necessary treatment or follow-up visits based on the results of the examination. In addition, you will receive the results of the pap test within a few weeks.

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Cost of Treatment / Insurance

We understand that cost is a factor in deciding on any form of medical treatment or examination. Your insurance provider may cover examinations or treatments that you receive at Altaire Clinic, but you should check with us directly when you schedule your appointment just to be sure.

Our friendly team will work with you to decide what your insurance can cover and what is the best treatment plan for you. Here is our list of major insurance providers that are accepted at Altaire Clinic:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MN
  • BCBS of ND
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • ND Medicaid
  • Preferred One
  • Sanford
  • Tricare/Health Net Federal Services
  • United Health Care
  • VA PC3 (Optum)

Again, please contact us directly if you have any questions about whether we accept your insurance.

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Why Choose Altaire Clinic

For years, Altaire Clinic has distinguished itself as a leading provider of both cosmetic and medical dermatological services. However, our ability to provide medical care extends far beneath the field of dermatology.

Our team of medical professionals, which includes family nurse practitioners, board-certified doctors, certified physician assistants, and licensed counselors, has many combined years of experience providing preventative care, wellness checks, mental health care, and even chronic disease management for patients of all ages.

We have become a "one-stop shop" providing healthcare for the entire Fargo-Moorhead area. Contact us today to learn how we can provide you with gynecological care to meet all your health and wellness needs!

Common Questions About Gynecology

What are common issues that gynecological treatments address?

Some of the most common issues that gynecological care treats include:

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharges: The average woman experiences a menstrual period that lasts about five days, only one of which consists of "heavy" bleeding. If you experience two or more days of unusually heavy bleeding, especially when accompanied by cramping and/or clots, you should seek professional medical assistance.
  • Yeast infections or other vaginal infections: Yeast infections, which are caused by out-of-control yeast cells that naturally live in the vaginal area, can cause irritation and even pain in women. A gynecological care specialist can diagnose and provide treatment for these types of painful infections.
  • Uterine fibroids: Sometimes, smooth muscle and tissue develop into nodes in the wall of your uterus. Those nodules are called uterine fibroids, and while they don't cause cancer, they can lead to vaginal bleeding and frequent urination, as well as affect fertility.
  • Endometriosis: This condition develops when the same kind of uterine tissue that is discharged during menstruation grows outside of the uterus. It can cause painful inflammation if left untreated.
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Make an Appointment

Discussing health concerns about the most intimate parts of your body can be difficult and uncomfortable. At Altaire Clinic, your comfort comes first. That's why we make it so easy to schedule an appointment with us.

Give us a phone call at (701) 809-9369 during regular business hours (8am-5pm), or send us an email detailing your health concerns to You can even reach out to us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube) or fill out the convenient contact form at our website.

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We encourage you to book a consultation, so one of our providers can personally discuss your needs and recommend the procedures best suited to your lifestyle. Contact us by phone or use the convenient form below so you can reach your ultimate health, wellness, & beauty goals.