Gynecologist Specialist

Women's Care of Passaic

OB/GYN located in Passaic, NJ

Diane Mustafa, MD, of Women’s Care of Passaic in New Jersey, is a board-certified OB/GYN who provides the highest standards of care combined with a warm and compassionate nature, making patients feel safe and at ease. Dr. Mustafa is not only an expert gynecologist but believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care, so she looks at all aspects of each woman’s health. If you’re looking for an outstanding gynecologist who is also genuinely caring, call the Passaic clinic today to make an appointment or use the online tool.

Gynecologist Q & A

What is a gynecologist?

A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in women’s health care, particularly the reproductive system. Gynecologists are fully qualified doctors who look not only at specific female health conditions, but treat their patients holistically as well, taking into account all other influences on their health.

Gynecologists usually qualify as OB/GYNs, which means that they are obstetricians as well as gynecologists. An obstetrician is an expert in pregnancy and childbirth, so the two disciplines are closely aligned. Some OB/GYNs practice both specialties, while others choose to focus on either obstetrics or gynecology.

How does someone qualify as a gynecologist?

To become a gynecologist, a medical student must train for a degree in medicine at an approved college for four years. Following graduation, they spend another four years in a residency program specializing in obstetrics and gynecology.

After completing their residency, gynecologists then have to pass further exams set by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology to obtain a certification to practice. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists maintains a list of certified practitioners.

What conditions do gynecologists treat?

Gynecologists treat an extensive range of health conditions relating to the female reproductive organs, including:

  • Diseases of the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes
  • Diseases of other pelvic organs and surrounding tissues
  • Menstruation
  • Menopause
  • Fertility
  • Family planning
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Incontinence
  • Vaginal and vulval health
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Breast health
  • Sexual health and dysfunction

Gynecologists also carry out diagnostic testing and surgical procedures.

Gynecologists don’t limit themselves to gynecological health, and they frequently help women with problems such as headaches, low back pain, skin complaints, mood disorders, osteoporosis and hormonal issues such as thyroid dysfunction.

Gynecologists also offer advice and support for women wishing to make healthy lifestyle choices including weight loss, quitting smoking, alcohol moderation, healthy exercising, and stress reduction. In addition, gynecologists can provide support for women affected by sexual assault or domestic abuse.

When should I visit a gynecologist?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that girls start attending regular checkups with a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. Women should then visit a certified gynecologist like Dr. Mustafa annually for a well-woman exam, or more frequently if necessary.

Call the clinic today or book an appointment online for compassionate care.