Annual women’s health checkups can help you live a long and active life. At Stone Creek Family Medicine in Montgomery, Texas, Jeremy McWilliams, DO, Ginger McMillian, FNP-C, Courtney Groves, FNP-C, and the team offer complete women’s health services, including well-woman exams, hormone optimization, and the O-Shot®. Call Stone Creek Family Medicine today to schedule a women’s health appointment.
Women’s health care provides sex-specific medical care to women.
Even though both sexes experience many of the same medical issues, women are more susceptible to certain problems than men (like breast cancer, for example). Regular visits to Stone Creek Family Medicine can protect your health, help you age more gracefully, and provide peace of mind.
The Stone Creek Family Medicine team offers various women’s health services, including:
A well-woman screening assesses your reproductive health. During the visit, your provider completes a Pap smear, a pelvic exam, and a breast exam.
During a Pap smear, your provider collects a swab of cells from your cervix and sends them to a lab for analysis. The lab looks at your swab under a microscope, checking for precancerous or cancerous cells.
During a breast exam, your provider feels both of your breasts for lumps or other abnormal growths. If necessary, they can refer you to a nearby radiology facility for a mammogram (breast X-ray).
Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s aging process, but it can trigger uncomfortable symptoms. The Stone Creek Family Medicine team offers hormone optimization, with patches, ointments, and implantable hormone beads.
Your doctor might recommend the O-shot if you have a low sex drive, vaginal dryness, or painful intercourse. The O-Shot is a minimally invasive procedure designed to optimize your sexual health. It uses naturally occurring growth factors to rejuvenate your vagina.
If you want to start a family, the Stone Creek Family Medicine team can make recommendations to help prepare your body for pregnancy. For example, they can recommend prenatal vitamins. Conversely, if you’re sexually active but don’t want to have a baby, the team can prescribe oral birth control or an intrauterine device (IUD).
The Stone Creek Family Medicine team recommends bringing the following items to your women’s health visit:
Try to arrive 15 minutes early for your first visit. You might need to fill out paperwork, so it’s wise to plan in advance.
Call Stone Creek Family Medicine today to schedule a women’s health checkup.