Gynecology Specialist

J. Shan Young, MD LLC

Board Certified Gynecologists located in Anniston, AL

If you’re looking for expert gynecology services, contact Johnny Young, MD, and his team at J. Shan Young, MD, his practice in Anniston, Alabama. Dr. Young and his team offer a comprehensive range of gynecology services ranging from Pap smears and mammogram evaluations to menopause management and bone mineral density screening. Call J. Shan Young, MD, or schedule your appointment online today.

Gynecology Q & A

What are the available gynecology services?

In the warm, comfortable environment at J. Shan Young, MD, the team offers a wide range of gynecology services for women of all ages, including:

Well-woman visits

Your well-woman visit is an opportunity to check in on your overall health and have critical preventive health screenings like a pelvic exam, breast exam, and Pap smear. You and your provider review your medical history and any changes in your health since your last visit, and talk about preventive health measures. You can discuss your birth control needs at your well-woman appointment or ask about preparing for pregnancy.

Fertility evaluation

If you’re under the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for a year, or you’re 35 or older and have been trying to conceive for six months without success, talk to the team at J. Shan Young, MD. They offer comprehensive fertility evaluations to identify issues that could interfere with conception, like ovulation problems or fallopian tube blockages.

Menopause management

The hormonal changes of menopause can cause disruptive symptoms ranging from weight gain and hot flashes to depression and disinterest in sex. The team at J. Shan Young, MD, offers personalized menopause management services, including hormone replacement therapy and non-hormone therapy to restore your health and vitality.

Gynecological surgery

The team at J. Shan Young, MD, performs a variety of gynecological surgeries to diagnose and repair many women’s health issues. For example, they offer diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy and laparoscopy, as well as myomectomy (fibroid removal) and hysterectomy.

When should a woman start to see a gynecologist?

Women should start to have Pap smears when they turn 21 or become sexually active. However, the team at J. Shan Young, MD, provides wellness checks for young women from the age of 12. The team offers compassionate advice and education to help teen girls learn about their bodies and be comfortable with the physical and emotional changes of puberty. 

How often do I need to see a gynecologist?

You should have a well-woman exam once a year so you and your provider can check in on your overall and reproductive health. Some women don’t need to have a Pap smear every year, so your provider offers customized advice on how often you should have a Pap smear, human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, and STD screenings.

If you’re due for a gynecology check-up or need advice on a women’s health issue, call J. Shan Young, MD, or make an appointment online today.