Partners In Wellness
Joseph W. Price, M.D.
Comprehensive Family Medicine & Integrative Holistic Medicine located in East Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA
A well-woman exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your general and reproductive health. Women have unique health needs because of their reproductive organs and require regular exams to monitor, prevent, and treat conditions that affect the reproductive system. At Partners In Wellness in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, board-certified family medicine physician Joseph Price, MD, performs well-woman exams. Call the office, or request your well-woman exam online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.
What is a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam focuses on a woman’s general and reproductive health. Your reproductive organs create unique health needs and issues, like menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. This exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your overall health as well as your reproductive organs.
Partners In Wellness is a comprehensive family medicine practice that provides services for all ages and individuals. Dr. Price has advanced training in women’s health and provides well-woman exams.
When do I need a well-woman exam?
You need a well-woman exam every year. Like annual physicals, your well-woman exam assesses your current health and risk of future health problems.
When it comes to women’s health, finding and treating health problems early may lead to better outcomes. An annual well-woman exam is the best way to stay on top of your health and well-being and prevent illness and disease.
What happens during a well-woman exam?
Dr. Price takes a personalized approach to care, and the specifics of your well-woman exam depend on your needs. However, you can expect a comprehensive, patient-centered exam.
Dr. Price listens intently to your needs and concerns, scheduling ample time for your appointment so you never feel rushed. He asks detailed questions about your general health, including usual eating, exercising, and sleeping habits and your daily routine.
He also reviews your medical and gynecological history and performs a physical, pelvic, and breast exam. In addition, he runs lab work to screen for diseases like diabetes and kidney disease.
Depending on your age and sexual actvity, Dr. Price may also recommend screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STDs can affect all people, but they cause more serious health problems in women like infertility and gynecological cancers.
During the pelvic exam, Dr. Price may perform a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer and disease He may also recommend other screenings such as a mammogram for breast cancer or colonoscopy for colon cancer.
After your exam, Dr. Price spends time talking to you, working with you to create strategies and plans that improve your overall health and well-being. This might include family planning and birth control, updating your vaccinations, or nutrition therapy.
Dr. Price takes an integrated approach to health, utilizing traditional and non-traditional healing techniques so you get the best care possible. This might include alternative therapies like acupuncture or Reiki therapy.
To schedule your well-woman exam with a practitioner who takes a holistic approach to care, call Partners In Wellness or request an appointment online today.