The importance of well woman exams

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It’s easy to think of an excuse not to see a doctor. There are many things that keep women very busy, such as work, school or family. However, women have unique health needs that should be addressed each year with a well woman exam. Read on to find out why a well woman exam is vital to your health.

Preventive Care
During a well woman exam, your doctor will evaluate your current health with a general physical exam and help you take preventive measures against disease. The earlier health problems are detected, the easier they are to treat.

Screenings are a very important part of a well woman exam. A breast exam is used to identify changes in breast tissue. A pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. If any abnormalities are detected, your doctor can recommend follow-up tests and treatment options.

Health Recommendations
Your doctor will review your medical history as well as lifestyle habits during your exam. He or she can then offer education and tips regarding your health risks and any other concerns you may have.

Family Planning
You may want to discuss having a family with your doctor. During your well woman exam, he or she can offer birth control options or discuss how to prepare for pregnancy.

McLaren Port Huron’s Demashkieh Women’s Wellness Place offers Well Woman Care with Dr. Peter Tseng. Well Woman Care is for women looking for convenient access to a women’s health specialist for routine, preventative care in a pleasant, caring setting close to home. A typical well woman visit includes a general physical, pelvic exam, breast exam, pap smear (when indicated), family planning counseling and education regarding health risks and lifestyle habits. A major benefit of well woman services at Women’s Wellness Place is that other services such as a mammogram, lab tests and bone density testing may all be scheduled for the same day. And, if abnormalities are found, Dr. Tseng can refer you to a specialist of your choice for follow-up testing and other services.

Having an annual well woman exam is vital to every woman’s health. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Tseng today, call 810-989-3270.