Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a difference between a gynecologist and an ob/gyn?

It is uncommon to find a gynecologist that is not also an ob/gyn. Gynecology refers to the health and care of the female reproductive system while obstetrics specifically involves pregnancy care and the health of the fetus. A board certified ob/gyn is able to practice both gynecology and obstetrics. Learn more about Dr. Dennisse Ruiz-Adib's background.

How often should I visit the ob/gyn?

Unless you are experiencing complications of some sort, you should visit the ob/gyn at least once a year.

When should I take my daughter in for her first visit to the ob/gyn?

Depending on her level of maturity, the first visit should take place ideally by 12 to 13 years old. While the first visit to the ob/gyn can be daunting for parent and daughter alike, we do our best to make the visit as comfortable as possible. Though she may not receive a full gynecologic exam at this time, the doctor will take the time to educate her on her changing body and build the foundation for a trusting relationship.

What is a pap smear?

A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. Your ob/gyn will take a sample of cells from the cervix which will be examined for any abnormal cell growth. Early detection is key to treating most cancers, which is why routine pap smears are extremely important.

How soon will I know the results of my pap smear?

It can take approximately 5 days for your ob/gyn to receive the lab results of your pap smear.

What happens if the results of the pap smear are abnormal?

If the results of the pap smear are abnormal, you will receive a call from our office to schedule an appointment where we will discuss your results further.

At what age should I consider getting a mammogram?

Beginning at age 40, women should have routine mammograms. For some patients, it may be recommended to start receiving mammograms earlier due to family history or symptoms.

I found a lump in my breast. What do I do?

Make an appointment with your ob/gyn right away. You can reach us at (972) 985-0123.

What type of birth control options are available?

There are many hormonal and non-hormonal birth control options available for women today. Speaking with an ob/gyn about your personal preferences and reproductive goals can help you find the best birth control for you. We can help you with the following forms of birth control:

  • Birth Control Pills
  • Vaginal Ring
  • Intrauterine Devices
  • Injections
  • Subcutaneous Implants
  • Diaphragm

Where are you located?

Our ob/gyn office is located in 4001 W 15th St. Suite 480 Plano, TX 75093. Get directions or contact us.

What type of insurance do you accept?

We accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and more. For more questions about insurance, call (972) 985-0123.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy

I took a home pregnancy test and it's positive. What happens now?

Call (972) 985-0123 to schedule your first appointment. We recommend that you immediately begin taking a prenatal vitamin if you haven't already. If you begin to or are experiencing pain or bleeding, we advise you to call immediately.

I took a home pregnancy test and its negative, but I still don't have my period. What should I do?

Repeat the test in 1 to 2 weeks if you have still not had your cycle. If the test is negative, we recommend you schedule an appointment to see the ob/gyn.

What is the average wait time for an appointment?

We have same day appointments available for emergencies. Appointments for non-emergency visits are available within 1 to 2 days. Saturday appointments may also be available.

How much time does the first prenatal visit take?

The first prenatal visit can take approximately 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of questions you may have and whether your are a new patient to the office.

How long have you been a board certified ob/gyn?

Dr. Dennisse Ruiz-Adib has been a board certified ob/gyn for 3 years.

Are there specific prenatal tests that you recommend for all patients?

Yes. Patients should have tests to assess for anemia, blood type, rubella immunity, diabetes, genetic diseases, and infections like HIV, syphilis and hepatitis.

How many ultrasounds do you schedule and when?

All pregnancies are different and some may require more ultrasounds than others. At a minimum, you will have an ultrasound on the first visit to confirm the pregnancy and then another between 18 to 22 weeks to evaluate fetal anatomy. The sex of the baby is usually determined during the second ultrasound.

How many births have you attended?

Dr. Ruiz-Adib has attended over 2,000 births.

What hospital will I be delivering at?

Dr. Ruiz-Adib is affiliated with the Medical Center of Plano.

How often do you perform c-sections?

Cesarean sections are performed when it is medically necessary for the health and safety of the mother or baby.

Under what circumstances would you consider an episiotomy?

An episiotomy will not be performed unless medically necessary.

Do you have experience with high-risk pregnancies and what happens if my pregnancy becomes high risk?

Yes. You will be monitored closely and a maternal fetal medicine physician may be consulted.

How can you be reached in case of an emergency?

If it is a life threatening emergency, you should always call 911. Otherwise call (972) 985-0123, which will transfer you to our answering service.