Women experience many of the same medical issues as men, but their unique reproductive organs put them at risk for certain sex-specific conditions. Routine women’s health exams can alert you to potential issues early on and preserve your health. At iCare Health Services, our Clinician provide a wide range of women’s health services, including physical exams, Pap tests, and family planning. To make an appointment, call the office in Laurel, Maryland, or book online today.
Women’s health provides complete medical care for people with female reproductive organs. It uses a combination of physical exams, preventive screenings, and in-house lab testing to catch acute and chronic illnesses in their early stages of development.
It’s crucial you participate in women’s health, even if you feel fine. Many potentially serious conditions, including breast cancer, present few symptoms early on. Regular visits to iCare Health Services can provide peace of mind.
iCare Health Services provides a wide range of women’s health services, including:
A physical exam checks in on your general well-being. During a physical, your iCare Health Services provider checks your vital signs, tests your reflexes, palpates your internal organs to assess their size and location, looks at your skin for unusual growths, and examines your eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
A Pap smear is a preventive screening test that checks for cervical cancer. During a Pap smear, your provider collects a sample of cells from your cervix. Then, the in-house lab views your sample under a microscope and assesses it for cancerous cells.
If you’re sexually active but don’t want to get pregnant, iCare Health Services can help with family planning. There are several types of birth control, including oral contraceptives.
During a breast exam, your iCare Health Services provider gently feels your breasts for bumps, lumps, or growths. If they notice anything out of the ordinary, they can refer you to a nearby radiology facility for a mammogram (breast Ultrasound).
If you want to lose weight for health reasons, consider medically supervised weight loss. iCare Health Services can develop a custom treatment plan that combines exercise, nutritional guidance, and prescription medication to help you stay on track.
Many women experience uncomfortable symptoms due to menopause. If hot flashes, mood swings, or vaginal dryness affects your quality of life, iCare Health Services can recommend treatments to help you feel better.
To get the most from your women’s health visit, iCare Health Services recommends bringing the following items:
If it’s been more than a year since your last women’s health checkup, make an appointment at iCare Health Services by calling the nearest office or booking online today.