What is well-woman care ?
As you age, your body goes through several normal changes. At each stage of life, you have different needs when it comes to preventive care, health management, and disease detection.
Well-woman care focuses on providing those services on an annual basis with an emphasis on screening for any future problems. One of the most valuable aspects of well-woman care is the ability to detect cancer in its earliest stage when treatment is most effective.
What happens during a well-woman exam ?
When you come in for your annual well-woman exam, Dr. Lalezary begins by reviewing your personal health history. He asks about your sexual health, your current medications and any medical issues you are concerned about.
This is the time for you to ask any questions about current or future concerns or to seek information on treatment options or medical advances you are interested in.
Next, Dr. Lalezary conducts a thorough physical examination. If he finds any areas of concern, he gives you additional screening options. Lab work is also an important component of a well-woman exam and provides Dr. Lalezary with additional information about your health.
At Gardens Medical Center, Dr. Lalezary treats each woman as an individual and provides her with a wellness exam customized to her needs and concerns. This is a time for you to focus on your health, and Dr. Lalezary makes every effort to ensure the experience is a positive and restorative one.
Which tests are part of a well-woman exam ?
The answer depends on your age and current level of health. You can get screenings for a wide range of conditions, and Dr. Lalezary works with you to determine your needs.
Common tests conducted during well-woman exams include :
- Pap smear
- Pelvic exam
- Breast exam
- Cholesterol testing
- STD screening
There are numerous other screening options available to Dr. Lalezary during your well-woman examination, and he can help guide you toward the options that are right for you at this stage of your life.