Gynecology Specialist

North Fulton OB-GYN

Lisa Vinokur, MD, FACOG

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Alpharetta, GA

Regular gynecological checkups and screenings are essential components of ensuring wellness for women. If you’re seeking care for these annual visits or if you have any worries regarding your reproductive health, including sexual health, contraception, and fertility, make an appointment with Lisa Vinokur, MD, of North Fulton OB-GYN. Dr. Vinokur is a skilled gynecologist and obstetrician who provides the highest standard of women’s care in the Alpharetta, Georgia, area. To make an appointment, call the practice today or use the online booking tool.

Gynecology Q & A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is a medical specialty focused on women’s reproductive health. Gynecology addresses all health and medical issues affecting women excluding pregnancy and childbirth, which is covered by the obstetrics specialty. It’s normal for these two specialties to be combined to provide complete women’s health services in one practice, such as North Fulton OB-GYN.

Throughout every stage of a woman’s life, from adolescence to menopause, Dr. Vinokur provides individualized and exceptional care, from regular check-ups and disease testing to birth control prescriptions and recommended lifestyle modifications. She offers a wide range of in-office procedures for evaluation, including:

  • Well-woman exams
  • STD testing, including HPV (human papillomavirus)
  • Pap smears
  • Cancer screenings and biopsies

Dr. Vinokur can also assess and address a number of common gynecological conditions, including:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Heavy, abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Urinary tract problems

Dr. Vinokur is particularly adept at treating perimenopause and menopause. She takes a holistic approach, often prescribing hormone therapy as an effective alternative treatment for patients experiencing symptoms during this phase of life.

Do I need to see a gynecologist regularly?

Regular appointments with Dr. Vinokur are important elements to ensuring your well-being. An annual well-woman visit is recommended for all women after the age of 13-15, according to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). At your checkup, Dr. Vinokur takes a thorough and individualized assessment of your health, starting with tests that may include:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Weight and BMI check
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests

Dr. Vinokur also performs a physical exam, checking your vulva, vagina, and your internal organs, and, if necessary, carries out a rectovaginal exam. She examines your breasts to check for any lumps or other abnormalities. Dr. Vinokur also typically takes a Pap smear and may test for STDs during the exam.

What if going to the gynecologist gives me anxiety?

Gynecologists understand that women often feel reluctant to discuss intimate health problems or undergo regular examinations despite their importance. Dr. Vinokur is a warm and compassionate obstetrician and gynecologist who cares deeply about women’s health, and with whom you’ll feel at ease.

She’s a wife, mother of twins, and an exceptional health care provider who has dedicated her career to empowering women to reach their optimal health and wellness, and thereby achieve their best life possible. Call North Fulton OB-GYN today to book an appointment with Dr. Vinokur or use the online booking feature.