If you're due for your annual well-woman exam, schedule your appointment at Women's Preventive Healthcare in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sumeeta Nanda, MD, FACOG, and Hoda Maarouf, MD, FACOG, provide comprehensive well-woman exams, including potentially life-saving health screenings for women of all ages. Call the office or use the online booking tool to make your appointment today.
A well-woman exam is a checkup to monitor your reproductive health as well as some standard health issues. This annual checkup is an opportunity to talk to your women's health provider about any concerns you have about your reproductive health.
For example, you can talk to your provider about:
You can talk with your provider about symptoms ranging from depression to abnormal periods, pelvic pain, and painful sex.
After you check in and provide your insurance information, a clinical team member escorts you to the treatment rooms and checks your blood pressure, heart rate, and weight. Then you change into a gown and wait in a treatment room for your health care provider.
Your provider joins you and reviews your health history. They ask about any changes in your health, new symptoms, or other concerns.
Next, they perform your exam. Your provider listens to your heart and lungs and feels your abdomen. They also do a breast exam.
Finally, you recline on the treatment table and put your feet into stirrups for your pelvic exam and Pap smear. A Pap smear is a quick test to collect a sample of cervical cells to test for cancer.
At the end of your exam, you can ask your provider questions, talk about contraception, and get advice or prescriptions to improve your health. If necessary, your provider can give you a referral for a mammogram.
Well-woman exams are a critical part of preventive health care for women. Many women's health issues, such as cervical cancer, HPV, and breast cancer, don't cause symptoms in their early stages. The tests you have during a well-woman exam allow for early diagnosis and treatment.
Well-woman exams are also an excellent opportunity to check in on your health. You can talk to your provider about your needs and get expert advice on how to improve your overall wellness, whether you're planning to get pregnant or approaching menopause.
Call Women's Preventive Healthcare today or schedule your well-woman exam online.