Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Chittenango, NY & Dewitt, NY
Women have special health needs that differ from men because of their reproductive organs. Regular women’s health exams are recommended to monitor and manage your specialized health needs. At Kudos Medical in Chittenango and Dewitt, New York, Ife Ojugbeli, MD, and the team provide exceptional women’s health care and can perform your annual well-woman exam and manage any gynecological needs. Call the office, or click the online booking button to schedule an appointment.
Women’s Health Q & A
What is women’s health?
Women’s health is a specialized area of medicine focused on the unique health needs that affect women due to their reproductive organs.
The team at Kudos Medical has a thorough understanding of the specialized care that women need. This allows them to put themselves in your shoes and provide the type of care they themselves would expect.
What can I expect during an annual women’s health exam?
Your annual women’s health exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your overall health with a focus on your reproductive organs.
During your evaluation, your health care provider at Kudos Medical reviews your health concerns and medical history and performs a physical and pelvic exam.
The physical exam is similar to what you would expect from your primary care physician and may include a check of your blood pressure, heart rate, body composition, and general overall appearance.
During your pelvic exam, your provider evaluates your reproductive organs, which includes:
- Assessment of your vulva
- Evaluation of your vagina and cervix through a speculum
- Palpation of your internal organs
After your examination, your provider gives recommendations aimed at helping you maintain or improve health.
Will I need any health screenings?
Depending on your age and health needs, you may need health screening tests during your annual well-woman exam. Common health screenings include:
The Pap smear screens for cervical cancer every 3-5 years. During the test, your provider gently swabs a sample of cells from your cervix and sends it out for testing. Every woman between the ages of 21 and 65 should have a Pap smear every three years. You may need more frequent Pap smears if you have a history of abnormal Pap smears.
Your provider performs a breast exam at every well-woman visit to screen for tissue abnormalities that may be indicative of breast cancer. Depending on your age and/or family history, your provider may also recommend a mammogram to screen for breast cancer.
Bone density test
Every woman 50 and over should undergo a bone density test to assess the risk of osteoporosis, which is a bone disease that makes you more susceptible to fractures.
The team at Kudos Medical provides the results of these screenings and any additional care you may need.
For expert women’s health care, call Kudos Medical or request an appointment online today.