Gynecology Specialist
An annual well-woman exam protects your well-being with routine gynecology services as well as preventive health care. Dr. Stephen Schuster at Park South Medical has years of experience diagnosing and treating gynecological conditions and talking with women about lifestyle and environmental concerns that affect their long-term health. If it’s time for your yearly gynecological exam or you have any questions, call the office in Bronx, New York, or book an appointment online.

Gynecology Q & A

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Why is a well-woman exam important for your health?

Your annual gynecologic exam serves to prevent disease from developing while providing for your current health needs.

What gynecology services are provided during an annual exam?

Dr. Schuster reviews your medical history, takes vitals like your weight and blood pressure, and orders blood tests as needed. The services commonly included in a well-woman exam are:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Breast exam
  • Pap smear to test for cervical cancer
  • Birth control
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Immunizations as recommended for your age and health
  • Recommendations for routine screenings (mammogram or bone density)

Can you help with urinary problems?

As a gynecologist, Dr. Schuster specializes in women’s urinary issues,  and the two most common urinary problems he treats are urinary tract infections (UTIs) and incontinence.


A simple urinalysis lets Dr. Schuster know if you have a urinary tract infection. As far as treatments are concerned, antibiotics and over-the-counter pain medication clear up infections and minimize discomfort.


Incontinence is associated with urinary urgency, frequency, and leakage. Dr. Schuster can help women with incontinence can regain control of their bladder with bladder retraining, Kegel exercises, and bladder support devices.

However, if bladder prolapse or muscle spasms contribute to your incontinence, Dr. Schuster may recommend surgery or medication to correct your bladder symptoms.

When should you seek help for gynecological problems?

Don’t hesitate to consult Dr. Schuster if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Frequent need to urinate or burning during urination
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Pain or discomfort during intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abdominal pressure
  • Itching, burning, swelling, or soreness in the vaginal area

These symptoms often occur from health issues that are easy to treat, but they can also indicate a more serious underlying problem. For example, pelvic pain may be a symptom of uterine fibroids or endometriosis.

Protect your health and call Park South Medical or book an appointment online. You can make an appointment directly with Dr. Schuster or be referred after a physical exam with Dr. Ezratty or Dr. Harris.