Well Woman Exam
The Well Woman Exam is a crucial aspect of maintaining your overall health and wellness as a woman. During this comprehensive exam, our experienced and compassionate OBGYN team will perform a range of evaluations and tests to assess your reproductive and general health.
The exam will typically include a pelvic exam, breast exam, and a pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. Our team may also recommend additional screenings or tests based on your age, health history, and other individual factors. These may include screenings for sexually transmitted infections, bone density tests, and mammograms.
In addition to the physical evaluations, our team will also take the time to discuss any concerns or questions you may have regarding your reproductive and general health. We believe that open communication and patient education are essential components of maintaining optimal health and wellness.
At the conclusion of your exam, our team will work with you to develop a personalized plan of care that may include lifestyle changes, medications, or additional follow-up appointments as needed. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality care and support throughout every stage of your reproductive health journey.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How often should I schedule a Well Woman Exam?
The frequency of Well Woman Exams may vary based on your age and individual health needs. In general, it is recommended that women have a Well Woman Exam annually starting around age 21. Women younger than 21 years should have a well woman exam when they become sexually active or if they experience heavy or painful periods.
Your OBGYN may recommend more frequent exams if you have specific health concerns or risk factors.
Will the exam be uncomfortable or painful?
While some women may experience mild discomfort during a pelvic exam or pap smear, our team strives to make the experience as comfortable as possible. We will take the time to explain each step of the exam and answer any questions you may have. If you are particularly anxious or sensitive to discomfort, we may be able to provide additional support or relaxation techniques.
Will my insurance cover the cost of a Well Woman Exam?
Many insurance plans cover the cost of Well Woman Exams as a preventative service. However, it is important to check with your specific insurance provider to determine your coverage and any associated costs.
What should I expect during the breast exam?
During the breast exam, your OBGYN will examine your breasts for any lumps or abnormalities. They may also show you how to perform a self-breast exam and discuss any additional breast health concerns you may have. The exam typically lasts just a few minutes and is a painless and non-invasive way to monitor your breast health.