Healthstone Primary Care
Primary Care Practice & Geriatrics located in Weston, FL, Davie, FL, & Pembroke Pines, FL
Women’s health is a distinctive branch of health care that focuses only on those areas that concern female wellbeing. The team at Healthstone Primary Care has years of experience in servicing women’s health needs. They offer a comfortable office environment at their three locations in Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, Florida, where you can receive confidential and personal care. Call to schedule your next check-up today, or book an appointment through the online booking portal.
Women's Health Q & A
What is women's health?
Women have very different physical and emotional health needs compared to men, which is why women's health, a branch of care covering all areas of female wellness, is such an essential part of women's care.
The team at Healthstone Primary offers women's annual health checks to ensure their female patients' needs are met in a safe and confidential environment.
What does a women's health exam cover?
A women's health exam is a routine appointment that allows your doctor to identify the early signs of any potential health issues. The team at Healthstone Primary encourages women to schedule annual checks, as women's health concerns change throughout their lifetime.
Typically, women's health covers the following areas:
- Family planning and birth control
- Menopause management
- Hormonal changes
- Cancer screenings
- Pap smears
- Breast exams
- Premenstrual-syndrome (PMS) symptoms and changes
- Pelvic exams
- Weight management
- Sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs)
Women's health exams prevent treatable issues from becoming problems. If it's been several years since you last had a health check, or if you've never had one at all, reach out to Healthstone Primary.
What are women's health screenings?
As you age, your body changes. Health issues that didn't affect you when you were younger become a higher risk.
A vital part of women's health is health screenings. Your doctor typically screens for the issues most likely to affect your age group or that you may have a higher chance of developing based on family history. You can, of course, request a screening outside of the routine schedule.
Three of the more common screenings that affect all ages include a Pap smear, breast exams, and body mass index.
A Pap smear screens for cervical cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends you have a Pap test every three years from ages 18 to 65. If you receive abnormal results, you may need more regular screening.
Up until age 40, breast exams are physical exams. Doctors don't recommend mammograms until after age 40. However, if a family member has had breast cancer, they may advise you to begin mammograms earlier.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
A BMI screening measures body fat percentage. This useful measurement flags risks of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol.
Place your women's health management in the safe hands of the team at Healthstone Primary. Call the nearest practice to schedule an appointment or book online.