Well woman visits are medical exams that are designed specifically to address women's issues as a woman passes through the different stages of her life. An ob/gyn has many years of education and training in health and wellness issues that affect women at all ages, from adolescence through the senior years, which means your ob/gyn is in an ideal position to provide you with routine exams that can help you stay healthy.
Your well woman visit is much like a “regular” physical exam, with height, weight and other vital signs measured and recorded and other routine exams and evaluations performed. Plus, your visit will also include a clinical breast exam and it may also include a pelvic exam and Pap test. Based on your health needs and lifestyle, you may receive counseling and advice regarding sexual health, pregnancy and family planning, menopause treatments or other issues affecting your life and your health. And of course, there will be plenty of time to discuss your concerns and ask questions.
A well woman visit takes the place of an annual physical, so it's important to see your ob/gyn every 12 months. An annual exam enables the doctor to keep track of your health and identify important but sometimes subtle changes that can be signs of an underlying medical condition. Plus, your annual visit ensures the care and guidance you receive are tailored specifically to your evolving needs.
Yes, you can receive testing for sexually-transmitted diseases during your exam. Be sure to discuss your sexual activity honestly, as well as any concerns you have regarding exposure.
Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time. We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.
For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
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