Complete Healthcare for Women
OB/GYNs located in Loxahatchee, FL
A well-woman visit is a chance to check on your reproductive system health, discuss questions and concerns with your provider, and start new treatments when you need them. At Complete Healthcare for Women in Wellington, Florida, the dedicated team of providers offers the best in comprehensive care for women in a friendly and relaxed environment. Book your appointment by phone or through the online scheduling tool now.
Well Woman Visit Q & A
What is a well-woman visit?
A well-woman visit is a routine visit that evaluates your health and wellness, with an emphasis on your reproductive health. The Complete Healthcare for Women team recommends yearly well-woman visits for women of all ages, from teens to geriatric patients.
What can I expect during my well-woman visit?
Well-woman visits at Complete Healthcare for Women include a clinical breast exam, a pelvic exam, and testing as needed. You’ll also discuss your period, birth control, and other aspects of female wellness with your care provider so they can help you with any treatments or preventive care that you may need.
Additionally, your care provider teaches you how to do breast exams at home, something that they recommend on a monthly basis.
What tests will I have during a well-woman visit?
It depends on your needs. Most patients need regular STD screening, and your well-woman visit is often a convenient time to do that. Pap smear and HPV testing, both types of cervical cancer screening, are important for nearly all women, with the recommendations typically being:
- Pap smear (no HPV test) every three years from ages 21-30
- Both Pap smear and HPV tests (co-testing) every five years from ages 30-65
- After age 65, as recommended by your doctor
If you’re at risk for cervical cancer because you have a suppressed immune system or other medical problems, you may need Pap and HPV tests more often. While pap smears are important, they will not be performed at every well-woman visit because they are not required every year.
If you have any symptoms or problems, such as abnormal bleeding or pain during urination, your care provider may recommend additional tests during your well-woman visit. Your Complete Healthcare for Women provider discusses your testing needs with you so she can customize a schedule to ensure optimal health for you.
Do I need a mammogram?
The Complete Healthcare for Women team generally recommends yearly mammograms starting at age 40. If you’re at risk for breast cancer due to a family history of the disease, you may need to start earlier or have mammograms more often.
Use the online scheduling tool or call the Complete Healthcare for Women office to book your appointment today.