Well-woman visits are routine exams that focus on the special health concerns women have. Most well-woman exams include:
It’s a good idea to have your first well-woman exam when you are 13-15 years old. You might need one sooner if you’re sexually active or if you start menstruating at an earlier age. Unless a need arises, you probably won’t need to have a pelvic exam, pap smear, or breast exam until you reach age 21.
As uncomfortable as pelvic exams are sometimes, they’re quick and relatively painless. Pelvic exams, which may or may not include pap tests, are essential for:
Yes. Women need hormones for all kinds of reasons. If you’re menopausal, for instance, you might need estrogen therapy to help you overcome hot flashes and vaginal discomfort.
For patients in the LGBT community, you might need hormone therapy as a transgender individual. In this case, your dedicated practitioner will find out which hormone replacement option is ideal for you, even if you started out with a different doctor. The team at Piñero Preventive Medical Care helps a large number of transgender adults with hormone treatments. They’ll ensure you get the treatment you need.
Likely, yes. If you have breasts or a vagina, you still need to schedule your exam. While the term “well woman” implies the examination is for women, it is simply a commonly known phrase that targets health concerns related to your breasts or vagina. When scheduling your appointment, make sure to request a physical exam.
We accept most commercial insurances, Medicare and most Medicare PPOs and HMOs. Our office staff will be glad to assist you with your insurance coverage. When you first visit our office, please bring your current insurance card with you.
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