SAN DIEGO — At the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, Kimberly D. Gregory, MD, MPH, chair of the advisory panel of the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative, reviewed recent guidelines from the organization that physicians should be aware of.
The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) is led by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which received funding under the Affordable Care Act “to review all the existing preventive services for women and to continue to find and support recommendations for gaps in women’s preventive services that would be covered with no cost sharing,” said Gregory, who is the director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and vice chair of Women’s Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars-Sinai.
WPSI currently has 13 recommendations “that are unique to women,” many of which are also supported by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, Gregory said.
In this video, she focuses on two of the newest recommendations: obesity counseling for middle-aged women and diabetes screening in the postpartum period for women who developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy.
- Gregory KD. The well-woman exam: Update from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative. Presented at: ACP Internal Medicine Meeting; April 27-29, 2023; San Diego.