Women’s Healthcare

Southwest Family Physicians -  - Family Practice

Southwest Family Physicians

Family Practice & Medical Weight Loss located in Tigard, OR

Women have special health screening and preventive care needs that deserve expert care. At Southwest Family Physicians, the team of physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives, and counselors can help with every aspect of a woman’s health concerns, including annual exams, pregnancy, and menopause. Women in Tigard, Oregon, can get the trusted care they need to live the healthiest life possible. Call the office for an appointment or book online.

Women’s Healthcare Q & A

What is Involved in Women’s Health?

Women’s health encompasses all care for women’s reproductive and pelvic organs. Services provided include:

  • Annual exams
  • Pap smears
  • Clinical breast exams and mammograms
  • OB/GYN and postpartum care
  • Family planning
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Menopause management

Women’s health also includes addressing symptoms of pelvic pain, irregular periods, and urinary incontinence or infections.

Why Should I Schedule an Annual Well-Woman Exam?

Annual well-woman exams help promote the health of women age 13 and older. Teenagers won’t necessarily undergo a pelvic exam but are given an opportunity to talk about their sexuality and pelvic organ health.

Women 21 and older receive Pap smears on a regular schedule to check for cervical cancer. Through a regular pelvic exam, your provider can also assess your general gynecological health.

Annual visits also give a woman a chance to establish a relationship with the doctors at Southwest Family Physicians. It’s also an opportunity to ask questions about your menstrual cycle, birth control, and any symptoms you may be having.

What Specific Concerns are Involved in Women’s Health?

All women receive a physical exam that includes a check of their height, weight, and vital signs. The staff will review any changes to your medical history and ask about any symptoms you’re having. The doctors will also discuss issues with you, such as proper nutrition and smoking cessation if you smoke.

At a well-woman checkup, you’ll also undergo a pelvic exam, Pap test, and manual breast exam. If you have certain symptoms, such as irregular periods, pelvic pain, or abnormal discharge, you may undergo screenings for vaginal infections or a urinary tract infection. Ultrasounds or other screening tests can be ordered if you have symptoms that suggest uterine fibroids or endometriosis.

As you approach menopause, the staff at Southwest Family Physicians help you with the transition that marks the end of fertility and menses, and schedule mammograms to screen for breast cancer or a bone density test to screen for osteoporosis.

What Pregnancy Services are Available?

At Southwest Family Physicians, the team of expert practitioners offers all the excellent care you need before, during, and after your delivery. The office offers full maternity, labor, delivery, and postpartum care. You can also take advantage of lactation and breastfeeding support.

Plus, Southwest Family Physicians can offer ongoing care for you and your baby after delivery. If you’re pregnant, or thinking about getting pregnant, set up a free consultation today.

To get all aspects of your female health cared for with compassion and skill, call Southwest Family Physicians or book your appointment online.