Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Annual Exam

Annual Exam

Regular gynecological checkups are important to the health of any woman. If you are 21 years of age or older, or sexually active, you should see a gynecologist each year. Do not wait until you have a problem to establish a relationship with a gynecologist.

What to expect during your  visit:

  • Questions
    Be prepared to answer personal questions about your family history, any current medications you’re taking and information related to your menstrual cycle.
  • Breast Exam
    Your gynecologist will perform a clinical breast exam to check for suspicious lumps or changes in your breasts since your last visit. We encourage all women to do a monthly self-breast examination.
  • Abdominal exam
    Your doctor will gently press on your abdomen to examine for scars, masses or other abnormalities.
  • Speculum and Pap smear
    Procedure performed to test for cervical cancer as well as other infections.
  • Bimanual exam
    This is done to check the internal pelvic organs, including the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.

If you have problems with abnormal or painful periods, or if you notice another change in your gynecologic health between annual exams, do not hesitate to call our office at (864) 522-5500.