Stephanie Gordon, MD
Stephanie Gordon, MD, is the founder of The Women's Center, PC, located in Stockbridge and Conyers, Georgia. Dr. Gordon is double-board certified in general OB/GYN and urogynecology. She founded Women's Center, PC in 2003 as a gynecology and surgery practice dedicated to providing individualized care for women.
Dr. Gordon is one of the few true Atlanta-natives. She was born at Georgia Baptist Hospital while her mother finished nursing school there. She graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in genetics and molecular biology. She then worked at a private practice as an OB/GYN in Stockbridge before starting The Women's Center, PC in Conyers, Georgia. The practice quickly grew to expand to a Henry County office in Stockbridge. The practice includes five practitioners to help fulfill Dr. Gordon's vision of comprehensive care for women.
Dr. Gordon was one of the first physicians in the nation to become board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, also known as urogynecology, in 2013. She is a proctor to other physicians who wish to learn incontinence and pelvic prolapse procedures. She has also been voted "Top Doc" in Henry County's H Magazine multiple times.Full Bio
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Your good health habits got you this far, and now is no time to abandon them. In fact, you may need to be even more attentive to preventive health screenings and making sure you see your health care professional regularly.
Here are some of the basic screenings you will need in midlife. If you are at high risk or have a family history of health problems or you have serious medical conditions, you'll need additional screenings and checkups beyond the basic recommendations listed here.
- Get mammograms to screen for breast cancer as advised by your health care provider. Screening guidelines vary. Some health care providers recommend annual mammograms beginning at age 40; others prefer to begin screening at age 50 or only offer it every two years.
- Have a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer every three years. You may need one more often, depending on your risk factors and previous results. Alternatively, you can have both a Pap test and an HPV test every five years.
- Have your blood pressure tested at least once a year.
- Have your cholesterol tested at least every five years (more frequently if you have risk factors for heart disease).
- Begin colorectal cancer screenings at age 50.
- Have regular dental exams and every-six-month tooth cleanings.
- Get a complete eye exam at least every two to four years, more often depending on your personal or family medical history.
- Get an annual skin exam for skin cancer.
Do all these, and you're much more likely to enjoy the next 30, 40 or 50 years as much as the past 30, 40 or 50.
Also be sure to talk with your health care professional about the 3 Things You Need to Focus On in midlife: your bones, your heart and your blood sugar.