What Does a Pediatric Gynecologist,
Nurse Practitioner, or Physicians Assistant Do?

  • Perform gynecological exams
  • Diagnose and treat acute gynecologic health problems
  • Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic studies and lab work
  • Prescribe medications and teach patients how to take them properly
  • Discuss contraceptive options and proper usage
  • Teach and monitor vaginal dilation
  • Teach self-care skills, including use of medications, catheter care, nutrition, hygiene, exercise, safe sex practices, and STI prevention
  • Promote patient health and wellness through education and instruction
  • Listen to patients’ family needs and concerns
  • Provide preventive care and wellness checks and screening
  • Provide ongoing education and understanding of procedures, testing, results, and subsequent treatments
  • Postoperative care