Gynecology & Women’s Health
Staying on Top of Your Health with Annual Well-Woman Visits
Annual exams, also known as well-woman visits, should be on your list of routine health checks to get every year. Even if you aren’t having any problems or experiencing any symptoms, these appointments can give you peace of mind. They can also help you catch issues early, which can give you a better, healthier outcome if a health condition is diagnosed.
What to Expect At Your Annual Exam
During an appointment, you’ll have your blood pressure checked as well as your weight. Your doctor may perform a pelvic exam and/or breast exam. If needed, they will also perform a Pap test to look for any abnormalities on the cervix. They may also wish to talk about your overall health and get an update on your family medical history.
This is also a great time to get STD testing, talk to your doctor about family planning, review any bleeding abnormalities, or discuss any other questions or concerns that you may have.
We offer lab work on site, and we also have in-house bone density testing and mammography at several of our locations. When scheduling your appointment, be sure to ask about these additional services. For your convenience, you may be able to schedule them at the same time and same location.
Insurance Coverage for Annual Well-Woman Exams
Most insurance carriers cover well-woman exams in full. Be sure to check your coverage for preventive care prior to making an appointment.