Frequently Asked Questions


How often do I need to see my Ob/Gyn?

For routine care – once a year, more often if there is a problem.


When should I have my first exam?

Usually within three years of becoming sexually active. You can schedule an appointment sooner to discuss other issues such as birth control and/or safe sex practices.


What is included in an exam?

The exam generally focuses on a breast exam and pelvic exam. Frequently we use a speculum – an instrument that aids in examining the pelvic organs.


Is the exam painful?

Generally no, but because of the nature of the exam, it can be slightly uncomfortable especially if you are anxious.


How do I choose a physician?

You can discuss any concerns or preferences with our office staff and we can guide you.


Is my exam covered by insurance?

Generally, yes although some services may not be covered.


What is Gardasil®?

It is the vaccine for HPV (human papillomavirus). It is a series of three injections and is generally covered by most insurance companies.


What insurances do you accept?

Please see the list on the patient information page for our complete list. If you do not see your insurance, please call our Setauket office at (631) 751-9595 to verify participation.