A well-woman exam is important to screen for breast and gynecological cancers and to discuss any preventative and sexually transmitted disease screening. Starting at age 21, well-woman exams should be performed yearly. The well-woman exam includes a breast exam; and may include a pelvic exam to check for uterine or ovarian abnormalities and screen for cervical cancer with a Pap smear and possibly an HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) test . Other screening tests that may be ordered include: blood testing, a mammogram, bone density scan (DEXA), and/or a referral for colonoscopy. A well-woman exam does not include discussion and evaluation of new health problems. Please schedule a problem visit if you have new health concern so that an appropriate amount of time is allotted to fully evaluate your problem.
According to the Adolescent Wellness and Reproductive Education Foundation, all pre-teen girls should have a “well-girl” exam before the onset of puberty. This visit does not include an internal (pelvic) exam, but is an opportunity to discuss questions and concerns, as well as become informed on topics such as menstrual cycles, STDs and contraception. Internal examinations or pap testing are not necessary until age 21 unless there is a concern.
Hormonal imbalances can be caused by any number of issues, including menopause, environmental triggers and more. Symptoms can include PMS, hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, loss of sex drive, dry skin, insomnia, brain fog, anxiety and any other number of unwelcome indicators. We offer traditional and bio-identical hormone therapy in order to relieve these symptoms . We also offer bio-identical hormone pellet therapy.
Family planning allows you to anticipate and plan when you have children through the use of natural or artificial means of birth control. We will also help you to be in the best of health before pregnancy.
Birth control is a safe and effective way to prevent or postpone pregnancy. There are many health conditions such as heavy or painful periods, that are also treated by some types of birth control. There are many different options and with our expertise, we can help you chose a method to meet your needs.
We offer the following methods:
The intrauterine device (IUD) is an effective contraceptive for many women. The copper (Paragard) IUD can be used for 10 years before replacement and is a good choice for women who cannot, or choose not to, use hormone-releasing contraceptives. However, some women experience an increase in menstrual blood loss and dysmenorrhea. The progestin-releasing (Mirena) IUD can be used for 7 years. The progestin-releasing (Kyleena) IUD can be used for 5 years. It may reduce menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea, although some women have increased spotting and bleeding during the first months after insertion.
Sexual issues are more common than you think and they can have a profound effect on a woman’s life. If you’re frustrated by problems such as painful intercourse, lack of orgasms or pain with intercourse, you may benefit from sessions with our knowledgeable, caring provider who specializes in women’s sexual health. We can help you identify the source of the problem then help you treat it so you can have a satisfactory sexual life.
Menstrual issues can include heavy periods, pelvic pain, cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, dizziness and PMS symptoms. We will sit down with you and go over all of your symptoms carefully so we can work out a treatment plan together to help you overcome these issues.
Often called painful bladder syndrome, it can easily be confused with several other diseases. If you have urinary pain that lasts more than six weeks and is not caused by other conditions like an infection or kidney stones, you may have Interstitial Cystitis. It can cause urgent, often painful bathroom trips and can keep you up at night. Other common symptoms include bladder pressure and pain that worsens as your bladder fills up; pain in your lower stomach, back, pelvis or urethra; pain in the vulva, vagina or area behind the vagina; the urgent need to go even right after you go; and pain during sex. We can help you identify the triggers and help you control symptoms through lifestyle changes and/or drug therapy.
PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a common condition that can wreak havoc on your hormones and causes physical and psychological damage. Women who have this syndrome have, over the course of their life, an increased risk of coronary disease, diabetes and endometrial cancer. Diagnosis of this syndrome is extremely important.Our professional staff is sensitive to the different symptoms that may indicate PCOS, which can be discerned via physical examination, laboratory testing and ultrasound, and will work with you to create a multi-faceted treatment plan to help you regain your health.
Cryotherapy to Cervix
Series of 3 immunizations. Helps protect individuals ages 9-45 against diseases caused by 9 types of HPV: cervical cancer, vulvar and vaginal cancers, anal cancer, certain head and neck cancers (such as throat and back of mouth cancers), and genital warts.
**Check with your insurance prior to receiving the vaccine, as some insurances do not have coverage for individuals over 26**
Afluria Quadrivalent vaccine for persons 6 months and older.
**We do NOT carry the high-dose flu vaccine for people aged 65 and older**
Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis
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