Women have unique health care needs, which is why regular women’s health exams are an important part of staying healthy. At Primary Care Health Clinic in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles, primary care physician assistant Ndika Fomukong, FNP, PA-C, offers comprehensive women’s health exams to detect disease symptoms early before they become serious. Call Primary Care Health Clinic to schedule a women’s health exam or use the online scheduling tool today.
Women’s health involves the prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of conditions unique to or common among women. Examples include:
Many of these health concerns are highly treatable when caught early, which is why routine screening and women’s wellness exams are crucial for optimal health.
When you arrive for a women’s health exam at Primary Care Health Clinic, your provider checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vitals. The team reviews your medical history and health concerns and completes a physical exam.
Your exam might include a pelvic exam and Pap smear. During a pelvic exam, your provider evaluates your internal female organs to make sure they appear normal.
A speculum is inserted into the vagina to take a sample of cervical cells. Your provider sends the cells to a lab for analysis to screen you for cervical cancer or human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted disease.
Your provider may also check your breasts for signs of breast cancer or recommend a mammogram. If you’re interested in birth control to prevent pregnancy, the team reviews your options to find a solution that best matches your needs.
Based on the results of your women's health exam, the Primary Care Health Clinic team may recommend more treatment. If you have a gynecological or other health condition, you might require:
Your provider may suggest making lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease.
Your provider lets you know how often to schedule a women’s health checkup and Pap smear based on your personalized health care needs. Scheduling a wellness exam every year is a good rule of thumb. To book your next appointment, call Primary Care Health Clinic today or use the online scheduler.