At Women’s First Health Center, we recognize that a young women’s first gynecological visit can be an intimidating experience. Consequently, our staff and highly trained physicians make it their utmost priority to ensure that all patients are comfortable from start to finish. From the initial exam, to educating patients on menstruation, protecting themselves from STI’s, and the various contraception methods available to them, your physician will go above and beyond to ensure that this transition is an easy one for you.
Your physician at Women’s First Health Center can provide you with information on a wide array of birth control methods in order to find the one that is most suitable for you and your lifestyle. When trying to conceive, your physician will walk you through the steps you should take, as well as be there to guide you through the entire pregnancy journey.
Even if you’re not experiencing any symptoms or are trying to conceive, a regular gynecological visit is important for your physician to make sure you’re healthy. Pap smear tests are performed to test for various STI’s as well was cervical cancer. If you’re sexually active, regular STI testing is a necessity to ensure optimal health, as well as prevent any infections from worsening or spreading.
At each of your gynecological visits, your physician will perform a breast exam by feeling for lumps and examining your breast for any unusual discoloration. We also recommend that you regularly perform a self-breast exam at home. Your physician will gladly teach you how to properly perform a self-breast exam. If you detect an unusual lump in your breast, do not panic, but we recommend that you schedule an appointment immediately for further evaluation.
Something as minor as itchiness or a red area can be a symptom of a much more serious problem, and it should not go ignored. For this reason, any unusual symptoms you may be experiencing should be reported your physician immediately. Our expert physicians have a wide array of experience in diagnosing and treating gynecological problems such as vaginitis, urinary tract infections (UTI’s), and endometriosis, among others. Regardless of your symptoms or diagnosis, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care.
There are certain procedures that our trained physicians will perform in-office including biopsies, colposcopy and hysteroscopy. Other more serious procedures such as laparoscopy and hysterectomy are performed as outpatient hospital procedures.
At Women First Health Center, an Axia Women’s Health Care Center,, our physicians are here to guide you through your entire pregnancy. From the conception process to prenatal care and delivery, we are here to ensure that you and your baby are in the best health possible. During your prenatal 9 months, a board certified midwife will perform various exams to ensure you’re at optimal health and address any issues that may arise or that you may be experiencing. We will ensure that you are completely prepared for childbirth and monitored postpartum. Having a baby should be one of the happiest times of your life, so our physicians will strive to make your journey as stress-free as possible.
For women in their 40’s-50’s, we provide perimenopausal and menopausal care. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as mood changes, weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats, our physicians will give you their recommendations on how to alleviate the symptoms. Often times, these symptoms can be lightened simply by making some lifestyle changes. If hormonal therapy is necessary, our physicians will educate you on all of your options.