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ABOUT SHELBY RIGGS

Shelby Riggs, APRN, recently joined Family Practice Associates. After working for nearly 10 years as a hospital RN, Shelby decided to further her education and graduated as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in August 2017 from Indiana Wesleyan University. Shelby’s experience in pediatrics and endocrinology and her personality make her an excellent fit for FPA. She enjoys women’s health and pediatric issues but can see any patient from child to adult. She is available for new patient, well-child and preventive adult visits, as well as routine office visits.

PAP SMEAR: TEST LOOKS FOR PRESENCE OF PRECANCEROUS CELLS

A Pap smear is a procedure that screens for cervical cancer. Most women should start getting Pap smears at age 21 years and every three years after. It should be a part of your annual physical exam. The test looks for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix, the opening of the uterus or womb.

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