Well-woman exams are screening exams to assess for HPV and cervical cancer. We recommend following the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines: If you were assigned female at birth, screening guidelines are as follows:
Age 21-29 : every 3 years
Age 30-65 : Pap every 3 years or HPV testing every 5 years
Over 65 : You can stop having screenings so long as your last 2+ consecutive tests were normal.
If you have a history of cervical cancer, and your uterus is intact, lifelong screening may be recommended.
If you have a new sexual partner, HPV testing is recommended.
We recommend STI testing after every new sexual partner.
As women transition into menopause, estrogen levels drop and this can lead to a variety of symptoms including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and changes in mood. Estrogen is also protective for heart health and bone health. We will monitor your heart and may recommend a bone density scan to track bone loss and risk of osteopenia & osteoporosis.
BHRT is the use of hormone replacement therapy with hormones that are biologically identical to the hormones naturally made by the body. BHRT can reduce symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of cardiac events and bone loss in post-menopausal women.
We offer testing and comprehensive care for vaginal inflammation and infections, such as yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis - looking at the root cause and reducing the likeliness of these common imbalances from reoccurring. We offer birth control consultations and prescribe oral contraceptives. We also help women and those AFAB (assigned female at birth) to get off birth control and balance their hormones naturally.
We manage polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hormone imbalances, and many other conditions that affect those AFAB. We offer comprehensive office visits to fully assess you - as a whole person, understand what other systems might be out of balance or contributing to symptoms and severity of disease, and offer treatment that fits your lifestyle.
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