When To Go To The OBGYN

If you are looking for an OBGYN in Bowie, Greenbelt, or North Bethesda MD, you can find the services you are looking for at Capital Women's Care Division 66. Our team of experienced doctors provides all the services you would expect at a full-service woman's health practice. 

An OBGYN is an obstetrician-gynecologist who provides women's health services. These include routine services, birth control, infertility, pregnancy, pap smears, etc. When it comes to when to go to the OBGYN, there are many good reasons. 

Yearly exam

Yearly exams with your OBGYN should begin between 13 and 15 years of age. At this first exam, unless you are sexually active, an internal exam should not be necessary. Your pap smear will usually begin as part of your yearly exam at age 21. This is the opportunity to discuss any questions you have with your doctor, whether you are 15 or 75. Many women have questions about changes in their bodies, no matter what their age. 

Heavy bleeding

Heavy bleeding can be very disruptive. It affects about one in three women at some point in their life. It can be caused by different things including fibroids, irregular ovulation, menopause or perimenopause, and endometriosis to name a few. Various treatments are available, including medication, but if none work, endometrial ablation or, in extreme cases, a hysterectomy may be recommended. These are only considered in cases where the woman no longer wants to conceive. 

Birth Control

Your OBGYN has many options to offer when you are not ready to have a baby. Your doctor will explain all the different options, the effectiveness of each method, and the side effects. They can answer any questions you may have. Don't hesitate to talk to your OBGYN about your concerns, they have heard it all before. 


When you are ready to start a family, your OBGYN in Bowie, Greenbelt, and North Bethesda, MD, will become your best friend. They can help with fertility issues, help you manage morning sickness, and answer your questions about the changes in your body and pain management during delivery. 


Your OBGYN can provide screening for STDs, osteoporosis, breast and pelvic exams, as well as standard medical examinations for blood pressure and diabetes.  

For OBGYN services in Bowie, Greenbelt, and North Bethesda, MD, you can count on Capital Women's Care Division 66. To make an appointment at any of our three offices, call (301) 249-4090.

Our Locations

Capital Women's Care Division 663060 Mitchelville Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 249-4090

Greenbelt, MD OBGYN
Capital Women's Care Division 7855 Walker Drive Greenbelt
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 249-4090

North Bethesda, MD OBGYN
Capital Women's Care Division 6611200 Rockville Pike Suite 205
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 249-4090