Pap smear

Serving the Greater Miami Area

It is a gentle scraping of the loose cells at the opening of the cervix which is located at the back of the vagina. The cells are put on a glass slide and examined under a microscope for any changes or abnormalities.


Why do a Pap smear?

The purpose of doing them is to find early changes in the cells that may need treatment so that cancer never gets a chance to develop.

When should I get a Pap smear?

For most women, we suggest a Pap smear every 12 months. If you have ever had an abnormal Pap, or if you have a history of genital warts, you may need to get repeat tests every 3 – 6 months, until the cells return to normal.

What do Pap smears have to do with genital warts?

Another useful function of the Pap smear test is to find possible wart changes on the cervix. If you have had genital warts (outside or inside the vagina) you should get a Pap test every six months.

You may be asked by letter to return to the clinic for a repeat Pap test if changes on the cervix are found. Many of the changes will have gone back to normal and won’t need any treatment. Sometimes we will treat you for a vaginal infection, which might be causing the changes. If changes in the cells keep showing up after several Pap repeats, or if more serious changes in the cells are seen, we may recommend a colposcopy.

Please remember the best time for a Pap smear is before or after your menstrual period. For best results don’t douche, use any medication in your vagina, or have sexual intercourse for 24 hours before your Pap is done.

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Insurances Accepted for GYN/Obstetrics services only

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield all States
  • United Healthcare,
  • Aetna Commercial Plans
  • AVMED Health Plan,
  • Cigna Healthcare Plans
  • Humana Commercial Plan
  • Beech Street Network
  • Multiplan Network
  • Golden Rule
  • GEHA
  • Oxford
  • UMR

Florida Medicaid: Sunshine Health, Simply Healthcare Plan, Humana Medicaid, Aetna Better Health, United Community Healthcare Plan.  

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With over three decades of dedicated service, Women & Teens Healthcare stands as a pillar of support for women. Your decisions are not only respected but wholeheartedly supported by our providers, Sylvester Braithwaite, MD, and Anabis Torres, MD. Our commitment to delivering high-quality medical care guarantees a safe and positive outcome for you.

At Women & Teens Healthcare, fairness and affordability are at the core of our values. We take pride in providing services that are both just and reasonable to all our clients. In our commitment to your well-being, we are willing to adjust our costs, surpassing the pricing of any other clinic if necessary. Your health and satisfaction are our foremost priorities, and we strive to exceed expectations at every turn.