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can general physicians do pap smears and pelvic exams?

I normally lurk, but since you ladies always seem to have good advice, here's my question:

DH and I are probably switching to a high deductable health insurance plan for next year. It will cover one general healthy check up for each of us, no co-pay required. It sounds like they are referring to a check up by a primary/general physician. Does anyone have their general physician do their annual pelvic exam and pap smear? And do you know if they can prescribe birth control? We aren't planning to TTC for at least 5 years, so right now my only real OBGYN concern is "please make sure I don't get knocked up." Therefore, I'd rather not pay ~$200 out of pocket if my PCP can take care of it.?

Is that a reasonable idea or am I imagining things??

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