All forms are now completed on PhreesiaPads at check-in, with the exception of the Pregnancy Questionnaire.
Maternity patients, please print and complete the questionnaire prior to your appointment.
I missed taking my birth control; what do I do?
There are several questions you need to answer if you missed taking The Pill. First, how many days did you miss? Second, is missing your birth control a regular occurrence? If you missed one or two days, your birth control instructions may tell you to double up for the day or two after. Second, did you have intercourse during the period you didn’t take your birth control? If you did, you may want to conduct a pregnancy test a few weeks after to see if you’re pregnant. We recommend using another form of non-hormonal birth control, such as condoms, until you are able to start your new pack. We also recommend going to your physician if you believe you might be pregnant; your physician can answer any questions you have and help you plan. If you have difficulty taking your birth control every day, your doctor can prescribe another contraceptive you can take less often.
Why am I receiving a charge when I came in for my annual exam? I thought it was supposed to be covered in full by my insurance?
It is true that most insurances cover annual exams at 100% however that is not always the case. Even if your annual exam is covered by your insurance it’s possible that your provider has ordered labs or provided care outside of your annual exam. These services are billed separately and may be applied to your deductible or denied by your insurance depending on your benefits or coverage.
At what age do I need to start annual examinations?
You should start seeing a physician for your annual examination when you become sexually active. But regardless of when you become sexually active, you should begin annual examinations when you are 21 years old.
Do I have to set up an appointment with a doctor, or can I meet with a nurse practitioner?
At OB/GYN of Indiana, our nurse practitioners are trained to provide our patients with the best care. If you have a regular appointment or general question, our nurse practitioners will see to your needs in every area they can, except surgeries and emergency procedures.
What can I expect at an annual appointment?
If you are attending your first annual examination with a gynecologist or nurse practitioner, your provider will examine your body for general health, including the breasts, back, and oral and aural cavities. Along with the general check up, your provider will administrate a Pap smear to determine the existence of cancerous or pre-cancerous cells in your cervix. Often, blood work is done as well. Should you have any questions regarding your exam, your provider can answer any questions and provide any details.
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