Women’s Healthcare

Southwest Family Physicians -  - Family Practice

Southwest Family Physicians

Family Practice & Medical Weight Loss located in Tigard, OR

Women have specific health screening and preventive care needs that deserve expert care. At Southwest Family Physicians, our 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 can get the compassionate and reliable 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 physical and reproductive health. Services provided include:

  • Annual exams
  • Pap smears
  • Clinical breast exams and mammograms
  • OB/GYN and postpartum care
  • Family planning and birth control
  • 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 need a pelvic exam but are given an opportunity to talk about their sexuality and reproductive health.

Women 21 and older receive Pap smears on a regular basis determined by age and previous results 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 the chance to establish a relationship with the providers at Southwest Family Physicians. It’s also an opportunity to ask questions about your menstrual cycle, birth control, and any symptoms you may be experiencing.

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. We will review any changes to your medical history and ask about any symptoms you’re having. Your provider will also discuss issues with you such as proper nutrition and smoking cessation if you smoke.

At a well-woman checkup, you’ll also receive 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 receive additional 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, our providers at Southwest Family Physicians help you with the transition that marks the end of 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, our team of expert practitioners offers all the 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.

Additionally, 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 receive excellent and compassionate care for all aspects of female health, call Southwest Family Physicians or book your appointment online.