A well-woman exam is an annual physical that specifically reviews the health issues experienced most commonly by women. During a well-woman exam, the patient and doctor will discuss the patient’s health and well-being and review any changes. The doctor also uses this opportunity to monitor the patient’s vital signs such as blood pressure, weight, heart rate, and respiratory activity. Additionally, this appointment is when screenings and tests, including pelvic exams, pap smears, and breast exams, are completed. Your annual well-woman visit also provides you with an opportunity to discuss any changes in your health and well-being with your trusted physician.
An annual well-woman visit is an opportunity to check in with your doctor about your health, talk to a medical professional about any concerns, and develop a relationship with your healthcare provider, and make sure you are up to date on any preventive health screenings. Regular exams and screenings can enable a doctor to make early diagnoses of any conditions or illnesses that allow for quick and efficient treatment. While in most cases, there are no serious medical conditions, a positive relationship with a medical provider can provide peace of mind and create an additional layer of support for the woman and her health.
Most medical conditions that affect women’s reproductive systems do not present any symptoms in their earliest stages, and the only way to detect and diagnose them is through preventive screenings like Pap smears and breast exams. A well-woman visit provides a convenient single visit to check in with all of her health needs at once. These annual visits enable female patients to have all the necessary tests and screenings to ensure their health. The doctors at Gilroy Family Medical Group provide comprehensive well-woman exams to protect the health of the women in their community.
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