Women’s Health Q&A
What happens during a women’s health visit?
The doctor will discuss your overall health and well-being with you. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns you might have about your health. You may have been asked to have blood work done in advance of your appointment. If so, you will discuss the results.
Women’s health visits are different than a general exam because they include gynecological checks. The doctor will check your breasts and perform a pelvic exam to feel for abnormalities of your uterus and ovaries. Based on your age, family history, and exam, the doctor will order a mammogram, if indicated.
If you are due for screening for cervical cancer, the doctor will perform a Pap smear. Based on your medical history and age, we will make recommendations regarding how frequently it is necessary for you to have a Pap smear.
How often should I have an STD screening?
Even with safe sexual practices, there is a risk of contracting STDs, and testing is critical to protecting yourself and others. Many STDs do not cause symptoms in their early stages, so regular screening is the best way to catch an infection early and get treatment.
Why are women’s health screenings important?
Elkins Park Family Medicine is conveniently located at 7848 Old York Rd in Elkins Park, PA at the corner of Old York Rd. and Spring Ave. There is ample and handicapped accessible parking as well as a Septa bus stop directly in front of the office. The Elkins Park Train Station is two blocks from the office.
|Monday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 3:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 1:00pm|
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