Gynecology for Every Season of Your Life - Serving Lancaster, PA

Lancaster Physicians for Women is a unique practice of five board-certified female physicians who specialize in women’s health. We strive to make you feel confident and comfortable in your decisions and your care. From teens and young women, through childbearing and menopause, we're with you through every season of your life, providing the best care with compassion and understanding.

Our office is conveniently located on Good Drive in Lancaster, PA, right next to Lancaster Women and Babies Hospital.


An annual well-woman exam is very important and is recommended to maintain your health and to address any concerns you may have. There have been many changes to the recommended pap smear screening over the years and we encourage you to ask about these changes at your annual visit.


Thinking of starting a family? The best thing you can do for your baby is to prepare. A healthy baby begins well before you get pregnant and relies on the healthy choices you make now. We can help you create healthy habits that will give your baby the best chance at life.


Have you been trying to have a baby and haven't been able to conceive? Seeing your gynecologist is a great first step to identifying the cause. We are sensitive to your needs and work with you to provide answers and treatment options.


Although adolescents and young women don’t need their first pap smear until age 21, the American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends adolescent girls have their first visit with a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15.

Your teen’s initial appointment can be intimidating, but we encourage any family to consider scheduling this initial visit to establish healthy habits. LPW is also pleased to assist you when it is time to have a conversation about sexual development.

HPV Vaccines

LPW provides the new Gardasil vaccine to patients ages 9 to 26. This vaccine is recommended to protect against the HPV virus. Most women will not experience any HPV symptoms. Some HPV viruses are transmitted through sexual contact and a few also cause cervical cancer.

Gardasil is the only vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV. The vaccination is an important preventative measure, since HPV symptoms are rare, so most women won't know if they contract the virus later in life.

The vaccine requires 3 doses given over a 6 month period to be effective. Our physicians will help you decide if the Gardasil vaccine is right for you or your child.


Family planning is easier than ever with a wide variety of birth control methods to suit your preferences and lifestyle. We recommend discussing your family planning goals with your gynecologist, either during your annual wellness visit or any time you have questions or concerns.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs):

Don't want to remember to take a pill every day? Here are some great birth control options:

-Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): - Mirena, Paragard, Skyla, Liletta: placed in the uterus during an office visit.
- Nexplanon: an implant placed in the arm during an office visit.

Other Birth Control Methods:

- Depo Provera: an injection given every 3 months
- NuvaRing: a small ring placed in the vagina by the patient herself
- Birth Control Pills: a pill taken daily


Menopause is a natural biological change in a woman's life cycle, not a medical illness. It is the time in a woman's life when she will stop having a monthly period. Menopause begins naturally as your ovaries produce fewer hormones. Eventually, the ovaries will stop producing hormones and menstruation ceases.

During this time you may experience symptoms including changes in your periods, missed periods or bleeding more or less than usual. Many women also experience hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, weight gain, mood changes, forgetfulness and more.

For more information on managing menopause, check out our blog or Schedule an appointment with one of our gynecologists.


We offer a variety of procedures, as well as medical and surgical management for women suffering from uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, gynecologic diseases, abnormal pap smears, and more.

a type of surgery that uses a lighted camera and very small incisions to perform a variety of procedures using a minimally invasive technique. This technique can potentially offer shorter operating time and faster recovery.

a procedure that uses a very small camera to look inside the uterus to identify any areas of disease within the uterus and may be performed for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons.

a procedure that refers to excision of a portion of the cervix to remove abnormal cells and may be either diagnostic or therapeutic.

Permanent Sterilization:
also referred to as tubal ligation can refer to several different techniques that will act as permanent birth control.

Endometrial ablation:
a procedure used to provide a heat treatment to the lining of the uterus for women who have completed their child-bearing and are suffering from very heavy periods.
Read more about the Novasure procedure

IUD Insertion:
an office procedure where a long-acting reversible contraceptive (birth control) device is placed inside the uterus.
Read about the Mirena IUD here
Read about the Paragard here

Nexplanon Insertion:
an office procedure where a long-acting reversible contraceptive (birth control) device is placed in the arm.
Read about the Nexplanon here

  Conveniently Located to Serve You

Lancaster Physicians for Women is located next to the Lancaster Women and Babies Hospital on Good Drive in Lancaster, PA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. You can also find new patient forms and other information in our resources section.