Well woman care

Well woman care is a holistic approach to women's health, encompassing preventive measures, reproductive health, mental wellbeing, and more. By prioritizing regular check-ups, understanding reproductive health, and embracing a healthy lifestyle, women can proactively manage their health at every stage of life.

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Supporting women’s health throughout life

Well woman care encompasses a range of health practices tailored specifically for women. It goes beyond addressing illnesses, encompassing preventative care measures, reproductive health, and overall well-being.

Regular check-ups & preventive screenings

Regular check-ups serve as the foundation of well woman care. These visits provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to monitor and address any emerging health concerns before they escalate. Routine screenings, such as mammograms and Pap smears, play a crucial role in early detection. Detecting potential issues early significantly improves the chances of successful treatment.

Questions about well woman care

We recommend well woman check-ups annually for most women, but feel free to contact us to tailor the frequency based on your health needs.
A well woman exam typically includes a physical examination, breast and pelvic exams, and discussions about reproductive health. Depending on the patient’s age and medical history, we may also conduct a Pap smear, order STI testing, or refer for a mammogram or bone density test. It’s also an opportunity to address any concerns or questions you may have regarding menstruation, fertility, and sexual health.
Most major insurance plans include well woman exams. However, it is always recommended that you call your insurance company to find out the specifics of your plan. We work with various insurance plans to reduce the cost of care. Read about the current list of accepted PPO and Medicare plans. here.
We encourage women to start regular breast self-exams in their 20s, and continue throughout their life.
Well woman care can address certain fertility issues by identifying underlying factors and providing appropriate guidance. However, specialized fertility treatments may require consultation with a fertility expert.
Pap smears are generally not painful, but some women may experience mild discomfort. Communicate any concerns with us to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
No, well woman care is for all women, regardless of existing health issues. Its emphasis on preventive measures makes it valuable for maintaining overall health and addressing potential issues before they escalate.

Understanding reproductive health

Menstrual health

Understanding and tracking menstrual health is essential for women of all ages. Irregularities in menstruation frequency and length when not on birth control can signal underlying health issues. Extremely painful periods can also be a reason to contact your doctor for a discussion about your menstrual health.

Fertility & Contraception

For women planning to conceive, it is important to understand the different phases of female fertility throughout the month, as well as different things that may be affecting an individual’s fertility such as medication use and lifestyle choices. Well Woman Care also includes discussions about contraception, ensuring women can make informed choices about family planning.

Sexual Safety

Regular testing for sexually transmitted diseases is crucial for women that are sexually active, especially with multiple partners, as it is possible to be a carrier of sexually transmitted disease without showing symptoms. Furthermore, it is recommended that women that are sexually active also undergo regular HPV testing and Pap smears in order to screen for cervical cancer.

We don't just treat the symptoms, we look at the underlying causes.

Nazema Gosla

Nazema Gosla is a board-certified physician assistant with over 15 years of experience in the fields of family medicine and internal medicine. From reproductive health to mental well-being and nutrition, her expertise spans across various aspects of a woman’s life. Nazema enjoys women’s wellness and applies a holistic approach to chronic disease management that is tailored to your needs.

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