My goal is to provide convenient and compassionate gynecological care for women and teens. By spending the time to really get to know my patients, I hope to create a high quality physician-patient bond and maximize the level of care my patients receive.
Puberty brings many changes to young women and their bodies. Dr. Goldberg helps young women to understand these changes and how to care for themselves, as well as providing treatment for any conditions and advice on sexual health and wellbeing. Teenage girls are recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to begin seeing a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. While Pap tests are not usually required until a woman is 21 years old, if a teenager is sexually active, has irregular periods, or symptoms consistent with pelvic inflammatory disease or sexually transmitted diseases she should see a gynecologist for a thorough examination.
Why would an adolescent need to see a gynecologist?
What are common gynecological concerns for teenagers?
Due to the hormonal fluctuations of puberty, young women often experience irregular periods. Irregular periods include early or delayed first menstruation, heavy or frequent periods, significant pain during menstruation, or amenorrhea, which is the absence of periods. Breast masses are also common as a young woman develops. Even if a young woman is not sexually active, it is important for her to build a relationship with a trusted gynecologist.
What should a young woman expect to talk about during her first gynecologist appointment?
Dr. Goldberg wants her young patients to enjoy good health while feeling comfortable and confident in their bodies. She will answer questions and provide advice on a number of topics including periods, cramps and PMS. Dr. Goldberg will provide advice on sexual health. The doctor will also answer question about any other health related issues like acne, weight management, and the emotional and physical changes that puberty brings.