Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn -  - OBGYN

Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

OBGYNs located in San Diego, CA

Pap Smear Specialist

Dr. Brown is committed to ensuring each patient gets the safest, most effective, most appropriate care at her practice in San Diego, CA, using advanced diagnostic techniques like Pap smear tests and other tests and screening options to diagnose problems in their earliest and most treatable stages.

Details

What is a Pap test?

A Pap test, or Pap smear, is a screening evaluation to check for the presence of certain diseases, including some types of cancer. The test is quick and it's performed during your normal pelvic exam, taking just a few minutes to complete.

What should I expect during a Pap test?

For the test, you'll lie on your back on the exam table with your feet in special supports sometimes referred to as stirrups. A lubricated instrument called a speculum will be inserted into your vagina to gently widen the vaginal canal so your cervix (the opening of your uterus) can be easily accessed. The Pap test uses a long swab to gently gather cells from your cervix so they can be sent to a lab for evaluation. Once the cells have been gathered, the speculum will be removed.

Is a Pap test painful?

No, the test causes no pain, but the speculum may make you a little uncomfortable, especially if you haven't had many – or any – pelvic exams in the past.

How often do I need to have a Pap test?

According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, women should have a Pap test every three to five years unless they have certain risk factors, such as participating in unprotected sex or having many sex partners.

I'm not sexually active; do I still need to have a Pap test?

Yes, a Pap test checks for the presence of cervical cancer, and although having unprotected or otherwise risky sex may increase your risks of cervical cancer, you can develop cervical cancer even if you've never had sex. Having a Pap test is an important way to identify the cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages.

Insurance - NO HMO

Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time.  We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.

For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
Know your benefits as there are some services for which a deposit is required.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "I was very impressed with Dr. Wittgrove. She is a lovely, caring doctor. I was immediately very comfortable with her. "

    Anonymous
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    "Dr. Wittgrove is the BEST OB/GYN! She doesn't fool around with your health-she listens and uses her expertise to fix what is wrong."

    Anonymous
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Wittgrove's staff was very friendly. I felt very confident in Dr. Wittgrove's care, she gave a very good first impression."

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  • Yelp

    " I think this is the one doctor's office that I don't have hour long delays. I recommend to anyone who needs to see an OB-GYN."

    Shaina M.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Brown is the best OBGYN I have been to. I recommend her everyone."

    Michelle M.
  • Yelp

    "I love this Doctor. She is knowledgeable, understanding and respectful."

    Shaina M.
  • RateMDs

    "She has a great personality and is an outstanding OB. She is familiar with natural, unmedicated childbirth."

    Anonymous
  • Yelp

    "As a healthcare professional myself, I appreciated Dr. Brown's efforts to make my appointment as painless as possible. I look forward to working with her in the future."

    Diana N.
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Brown. She has delivered all three of my children and is scheduled to deliver baby number four...Overall, a very good doctor."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "My overall experience with the doctor and staff is satisfaction!! She is courteous, caring, and attentive!!"

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  • Vitals

    "Dr. Brown's staff is also caring and have great customer service skills. I would recommend her to my friends"

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    ""Had I read that comment prior to my visit I may have missed out on a great physician. I personally would recommend Dr. Brown to anyone who values a great physician."

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  • Vitals

    "I felt comfortable with Dr. Wittgrove immediately; I have now seen her several times and am pleased that she takes my concerns seriously."

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  • Vitals

    "Such a pleasant experience. Dr. Wittgrove is so great! I am reassured about my health when in her care."

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  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove was delightful and very informative. She made me feel comfortable to ask all of my questions."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "I am very impressed with my experience at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove and her office staff are amazing. I am so glad that I found this office."

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  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove is exceptionally warm with excellent bedside manner. She took her time to really talk to me and my husband during our first OB appointment with her."

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  • RateMDs

    "I was very happy and comfortable during my time at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove put my mind at ease. Thank you."

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Location
Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn
6719 Alvarado Road , Suite 302
San Diego , CA 92120
Phone: 619-229-6585
Fax: 619-229-6587
Office Hours

Get in touch

619-229-6585