Prevention is Key with Well Woman Exams
One of the most important steps you can take to promote a healthy lifestyle is making it a priority to visit your doctor for annual check-ups. These appointments give you the opportunity to discuss any health concerns you might have and allows your doctor to get a clear picture of your overall health and identify any health problems in the early stages. At Houston Obstetrics & Gynecology, we offer well woman exams in Houston, TX that are designed specifically to cover the health needs of women. Our physician, Dr. Arturo Sandoval, brings years of experience to provide unsurpassed care to every patient. Call us today to schedule your first appointment.
What is Included during a Well Woman Exam?
A well woman exam is similar to an annual physical exam provided by a primary care doctor. However, they are tailored specifically for the needs of women and will be personalized based on the age and individual needs of each patient. However, the focus of every well woman exam always remains on preventative care. Our OB-GYN will start by covering family medical history and give you the opportunity to discuss any worrisome symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Next, your doctor will move onto the physical exams of the check-up:
- Listening to the heart and lungs
- Checking for signs of tenderness in the abdomen
- Breast exam
- Pelvic exam (includes Pap and/or HPV test)
- Other blood or urine tests depending on your risk factor for other diseases
Tailored Care for Each Patient
Though our care is focused on women, we understand that every woman will have different health concerns and require unique care tailored to them. During your exam, you’ll have the chance to discuss everything from your birth control and menstrual cycle to STD prevention and testing. The primary goal of these well woman exams is to prevent health problems. A yearly visit to your OB-GYN provider can ensure that problems like cervical cancer are diagnosed in the early, most treatable stages. Call us today at (713) 893-1604 to make an appointment for your annual well woman exam in Houston, TX.