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Well Woman Care Specialists

Prominis Medical Services -  - Primary Care

Prominis Medical Services

Primary Care Practice located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Glendale, New York

Women benefit from the caring, specialized care that addresses their specific health needs at Prominis Medical Services, with 12 locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Glendale, New York. The team of providers helps with every aspect of a woman’s health concerns, including yearly checkups, STD testing, and menopause management. To schedule your annual exam, call the nearest location, or request your appointment online.

Well Woman Care Q & A

What is Involved in Well-Woman Care?

Well-woman care is a crucial part of helping women maintain the health of their reproductive and pelvic organs. Included in well-woman care services are:

  • Annual exams
  • Pap smears
  • Clinical breast exams and mammograms
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Menopause management
  • Family planning

Prominis Medical Services is also the first stop if you’re suffering from pelvic pain, irregular periods, or urinary problems.

Why is a Well-Woman Exam Important?

Annual well-woman exams keep track of your pelvic and reproductive health. Women 13 and older benefit from regular well-woman exams. Teenagers are allowed to discuss their sexuality, issues with menstruation, and any symptoms they may be experiencing, but won’t undergo a pelvic exam unless deemed necessary due to health concerns.

During a well-woman exam, you undergo your regular Pap smear, which screens for cervical cancer. This test involves a simple swab of your cervix to collect a sample of cells. The cells are sent off to a lab for analysis. An abnormal Pap result is not a diagnosis of cancer but does suggest you have suspicious cells that warrant further investigation. Pap smears usually being at age 21.

A well-woman exam allows women to develop a relationship with the doctors at Prominis Medical Services and discuss any issues regarding their cycle, pelvic pain, birth control, or sexually transmitted disease.

What Happens During Well-Woman Visits?

A well-woman visit includes a check of your height, weight, and vital signs, including temperature, respiration, and blood pressure. Your health history is updated, and the doctors discuss with you issues that affect your immediate gynecological and female health. Lifestyle habits, such as diet and smoking, may also be raised.

A well-woman visit also includes a pelvic exam for those who are 21 years old and older. This exam includes a clinical breast exam, too. If you need screenings, for urine, blood, or organs, these can be ordered during this visit as well.

Here you can discuss issues like unusual vaginal discharge, pain during sexual intercourse, and irregular periods with your provider. They can help assess your symptoms and offer treatment, if necessary.

As you approach menopause, the staff at Prominis Medical Services can offer support and management of uncomfortable symptoms associated with that transition, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. They schedule screenings such as mammograms for breast cancer and bone density checks for osteoporosis, too. 

Schedule your well-woman health appointment today. Use this website to request an appointment, or call the nearest location of Prominis Medical Services.