Arkansas Women's Center provides in-office well woman care, office gynecology services, in-office surgery, outpatient surgery, and in-patient surgery.
We have excellent caring attitudes and individualized patient care. We don't rush our patients and give every patient the individual care she needs. Our group cares for high and low risk pregnancies, including patient who desire a vaginal delivery after a prior cesarean. We provide 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week, in-hospital MD coverage for our patients. Our clinic is conveniently located next to Expressly for You, which provides lactation support and other breast care. We are across the hall from Baptist Breast Center, which provides mammography and other imaging services.
Please look through the following list of services to see what we have to offer you.
Well Woman Care
We highly encourage all women to get regular gynecologic "check-ups"! The frequency of those visits depends on your age and history. Most women should see us yearly. This would usually include a breast exam, pelvic exam and Pap smear. Other services could be included.
Office Gynecologic Services
AWC providers diagnose and treat all gynecologic diseases. We offer colposcopies which are the procedure done after you have an abnormal Pap smear. Our ultrasonographers do abdominal and vaginal gynecologic ultrasounds. We offer the full range of contraception services, hormone management, infertility investigations, and STD screenings/treatments.
Q. What does my abnormal pap test mean?
A. A pap test is a sample of cells from the cervix to screen for abnormalities. It was developed years ago to find cervical cancer. But over the years it proved useful to find less serious problems long before they became cancer. Dysplasia is a term best described as "disorderly growth" of the cells of the cervix. Mild dysplasia usually goes away on its own. Moderate and severe dysplasia can possibly progress to cancer if left unwatched or untreated.
An abnormal pap test will usually require further evaluation to determine if dysplasia is present and if it needs treated. Colposcopy is a minor medical procedure of "looking at the cervix and vagina" with a medically-designed magnifier. This is performed in the office. If an abnormality is seen, a small biopsy is usually taken and evaluated.
More details on this specific topic can be found at the ACOG website at
Realize this site may contain information that is a general guideline and your doctor may choose a course that best fits your condition and history.
Q. Where is a resource for further, reliable information?
A. An excellent source of OB/Gyn information can be found at www.acog.org. It is the website of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. You can find more than 100 subjects covered in layman’s terms for patients on their Patient Education FAQ’s page, at http://www.acog.org/Patients/Patient-Education-FAQs-List.