Women receive differing preventive care from OB/GYNs, primary care providers

07/9/2014 | Reuters

A study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that women who were monitored by a primary care provider had greater chances of obtaining a wider array of preventive care -- including screenings for colon cancer, high cholesterol and diabetes, as well as diet, exercise and obesity counseling -- compared with those who visited an obstetrician/gynecologist. Women treated by an obstetrician/gynecologist were more likely to be screened for breast and cervical cancer.

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