Annual Well Woman Care for women of all ages is an important step towards achieving a lifetime of good health. By attending a yearly wellness exam, you are building a solid foundation for health and wellness. It's no secret that healthy living combined with annual exams often result in early disease detection, promoting a higher standard of living and increased life. Annual exams also give you an opportunity to learn more about health habits and to receive counseling for a lifetime of good health. Our all-women staff is committed to offering you the most personalized care in a compassionated environment.
Health History - Your first visit may be longer than subsequent visits since your physician will want to establish a health history for you and your family. It is important to know your history and genetics, if possible, and to be able to answer the following questions:
Physical Exam - A full-length exam that might give clues to any health problems; blood pressure, weight, urine testing, and wellness labs are often done. You may also be examined in the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, thyroid gland, lungs, lymph nodes, heart, breasts, abdomen, reflexes, skin and bone, and spine.
Breast Exam - A clinical breast is an important assessment each year for the early detection of breast disease. Your physician will do a visual examination as well as a tactile examination by a careful touch of each breast for evidence of lumps or thickening.
Pelvic Exam- This exam determines if the external and internal female organs are healthy. To do this, your physician will look at the outer area for any problems, then gently insert a sterile instrument called a speculum into the vagina, in order to see the entire vagina and the cervix. This allows her to observe any abnormal discharge or appearance. A pap smear is a lab test that detects any abnormal cell changes of the cervix that could lead to disease. This is done by scraping or brushing the cervix with a small instrument. The cervix does not have a lot of pain sensation so this should not hurt, but you can feel it. After the pap smear is taken, your physician will make sure the uterus and both ovaries feel normal in size and you have no pain in this area.
Rectal Exams - These are routinely done by most care providers unless there is a problem; women over the age of 40 may be more likely to have rectal exams. Be sure to let your physician know if you have never had a pelvic or rectal exam, or if you ever have problems during the exam.
Assessment for physical concerns - Your physician will complete your examination with a comprehensive assessment. Feel free to discuss any symptoms, health history or concerns that you have with your provider.
Whether you are looking for a well-woman visit or seeking answers to your medical concerns, we are committed to giving you the best care for a lifetime of good health. Your family depends on you, so be sure to take care of yourself, and schedule annual exams. Our services include but are not limited to the following:
As you enter a new time in your life as an expectant mother, you want to know that you are doing everything you can to have an optimal, healthy pregnancy. At BSW Women's Health Group , we want that same comfort and security for you and your child. With our personalized, quality care, we will work together with you throughout the stages to ensure you are receiving the best care for you and your child. We provide the following services:
Our outpatient procedures are offered in the comfort and convenience of our office. Outpatient procedures are an easy and effective way to resolve many common issues like heavy periods, urinary incontinence, and birth control. With our goal in mind of encouraging individual choice, we are pleased to offer a wide-range of treatments and solutions for most medical concerns that you may face. Please call our office to set up an appointment to discuss the best options for your concerns.
Our in-office procedures include but are not limited to: