Well woman care is an area of medicine that's focused on keeping women healthy at every age and every stage of life. It includes preventive care like routine annual physicals, lab work and screening tests, diagnostic procedures including imaging and noninvasive and minimally-invasive procedures, and treatment and management of acute and chronic diseases and conditions. But most importantly, the care that's provided is focused specifically on a woman's unique health needs, which can be far different from the health needs of men.
Like a physical exam with a family doctor or internist, your exam will begin with a complete personal and family medical history to look for any disease risk factors. You'll be asked about any concerns you have or symptoms you may be experiencing, and your height, weight and blood pressure will also be measured and recorded. You'll be asked about your periods or menopause symptoms, depending on your age, and you may receive contraceptive counseling, information about STDs or other guidance based on your age, health and lifestyle. You'll also have a clinical breast exam, and you may be given a pelvic exam and Pap smear to screen for cancer, HPV (human papillomavirus) or other STDs. In some cases, lab work or health screenings may be ordered. And of course, there will be ample time to ask questions.
Well woman visits take the place of your annual physical with a family doctor, so they should occur every 12 months. Having an annual exam is the best way to ensure your care evolves with your needs, as well as to check for any minor changes in your health that could indicate an increased risk for disease.
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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