Routine women’s health checkups are an effective way to detect potentially serious health problems early on when they’re easiest to treat. At StatMD, urgent care and family medicine specialist Ravinderjit Singh, MD, offers a full suite of women’s health services, including Pap tests, family planning, and referrals for mammograms. To make an appointment at the office in Bakersfield, California, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
Women’s health involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of universal health problems and those specific to girls and women. Even though we all experience many of the same issues, women’s unique reproductive organs present certain gender-specific risks.
Visiting StatMD at least once a year for a women’s health checkup is an excellent way to maintain your health and well-being. What’s more, it provides an opportunity to ask questions, discuss unusual symptoms, and build a relationship with your doctor.
StatMD offers a variety of women’s health services, including:
A physical exam assesses your physical and mental health. It’s a preventive health measure that catches potentially serious issues, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. It’s important to undergo a physical exam at least once a year, even if you feel healthy. That’s because many conditions present few symptoms early on.
A Pap test is a screening procedure that determines your risk of cervical cancer. During a Pap test, your StatMD provider gently swabs the surface of your cervix to collect a sample of cells. They send your sample to a laboratory that analyzes it for the presence of cancerous or precancerous cells.
Family planning refers to birth control and prenatal care. If you’re sexually active but aren’t interested in having children, your provider can prescribe oral contraceptives or an intrauterine device (IUD). If you want to start a family, they can make nutrition and exercise recommendations to prepare your body for pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
At age 40, it’s recommended women begin screening for breast cancer. A mammogram is a special type of X-ray that captures images of your breast tissue. Your provider analyzes these scans for the presence of unusual bumps or lumps. StatMD doesn’t have a mammogram machine on-site, but they can refer you to a nearby radiology facility.
Any woman who wants to live a long and healthy life can benefit from women’s health. Routine visits to StatMD are one of the easiest ways to catch potentially serious health problems early on. What’s more, they educate you on healthy lifestyle changes that can improve your quality of life and even extend your lifespan.
To explore the benefits of women’s health, make an appointment at StatMD by calling the office or by clicking the online booking tool today.