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Well Woman Exams

  As a woman, your unique health needs require an experienced and compassionate provider. At Premier Healthcare, we offer comprehensive women’s health care services to address everything from your reproductive health to your mental health. Whether you need help managing a chronic condition or are looking for a reliable preventive health care partner, you can find what you’re looking for at Premier Healthcare.  Learn more about available women’s care services by calling the office directly or booking an appointment online.

Women's Health Q & A

 

Which women's health services are available?

  Premier Healthcare offers a variety of health services to address the specific needs of women including:

  • Ordering Mammograms

  • Breast exams

  • Hormone therapy

  • Gynecologic/pap smear exams

  • Providing referrals to specialists when needed

  • STD screening

You can also expect comprehensive care for chronic conditions affecting women’s health including arthritis and osteoporosis.

When do I need a mammogram?

  Unless you or close family members have a history of cancer, you can begin getting mammograms at the age of 40.
Mammograms are often the most effective method of early detection of breast abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer. The test involves digital X-ray images that show various views of your breast tissue. While not painful, mammograms can be uncomfortable but are highly reliable in detecting potential indications of cancer. 

What is hormone therapy?

  As you age, your hormone level production slows down, leading to a variety of symptoms, including missed periods, heavy periods, and chronic fatigue.

Hormones play vital roles in the proper functioning of your body, and when your levels fluctuate during perimenopause or drop off after menopause, you may not feel like yourself.

At Premier Healthcare, our providers may suggest hormone replacement therapy as an option to stabilize your hormone levels and improve your symptoms. 

This type of treatment is often helpful during your transition to menopause, the time when your periods stop for good. You may also benefit from hormone therapy following a hysterectomy.

What is the benefit of annual gynecological exams?

  Protecting your reproductive health is an integral part of women’s health care. Through regular gynecological exams, your provider can monitor your reproductive health and screen for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), cervical and breast cancer, and other abnormalities.

During the exam, your provider will perform a physical evaluation of your reproductive organs, such as your uterus, cervix, and vagina. They will also perform routine testing, such as a Pap smear, to identify the presence of cancerous or precancerous cells.