Your health is our number one concern. That’s why we recommend that every women schedule an annual well-woman exam to ensure optimal cervical, breast and urogynecologic health. At A Place for Women, we offer comprehensive well-woman care services, such as:
Breast exams are a critical part of your health care. During your annual visit to A Place for Women, our doctors will perform a breast exam to check for any abnormalities and changes in your breast tissues.
We will also show you how to perform a self exam so you can check for changes regularly in between annual medical exams.
A breast exam will help you become familiar with the normal consistency of your breasts and the underlying tissue, as well as inspecting your breasts for new changes that may signify potential breast problems. Doing breast exams helps you learn the normal feel and appearance of your breasts. That makes it easier to notice subtle changes, should they occur. If you do notice any changes in your breasts, call A Place for Women so your doctor can check it right away.
Pap Test or Pap Smear
A Place for Women will perform a Pap smear, also called a Pap test, to check for changes in the cells of your cervix, the lower part of your uterus that opens into your vagina.
A Pap smear can tell if you have an infection, abnormal cervical cells, which may indicate HPV or cervical cancer.
Regular Pap tests have led to a significant reduction in cervical cancer deaths because regular Pap smears can detect the earliest signs of cervical cancer such as abnormal cells and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Early detection can save your life.
Family Planning & Birth Control
Family planning and birth control is a very important part of well-woman care. Essentially, “family planning” is a comprehensive term that helps you determine when you want to become pregnant; or if you wish to become pregnant. There are many methods of birth control available, making it difficult to determine which method is best for you—today, tomorrow, forever.
Following are the most common methods of family planning and birth control:
- Natural family planning, also called the rhythm method
- Barrier methods such as the contraceptive sponge, diaphragm, cervical cap, cervical shield and female condom
- Hormonal methods including oral contraceptives (“the pill”), topical contraceptives (“the patch”), injectable contraceptives and the vaginal ring
- OrthoEvra Patch
- Implantable devices such as implantable rods or intrauterine devices (IUD)
- IUD (Paragard and Mirena)
- Implanon Implant
Permanent birth control methods including tubal ligation, endometrial ablation or sterilization implants
Speaking of family planning, if you believe you are pregnant, A Place for Women can help you know for sure. A pregnancy test checks for hormonal markers in your blood or urine that indicate you are pregnant. Conducting a home pregnancy test could be step one in establishing if you are pregnant, the next best move is to schedule an appointment with A Place for Women.
If you think you might be pregnant, it’s important to talk to one of the doctors at A Place for Women as soon as possible. Early, regular prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy.
As an OB/GYN practice, A Place for Women is a place that all women of Celebration, Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando can go for the best gynecologic care, which includes many elements of regular preventive care. Just as each stage of menopause is unique, each stage of a women’s life requires different preventive medicine care.
The doctors are passionate about promoting healthy lifestyle choices and providing the educational resources to help women live the healthiest and happiest life possible, by providing the following preventive care:
- Annual Well-Woman Exam
- Behavior Health Information
- Blood Work
- Breast Exam
- Diet Recommendations
- Exercise Programs
- Family Planning Information
- Health Screenings and Testing
- Lab Work
- Lifestyle Guidance
- Menopausal Care
- Pap Test (Pap Smear)
- Pregnancy Test
- Regular Measurements of Height, Weight, Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
- Review Medications
- Review of Mammogram
- Women’s Health Issues
Full Lab Services
The medical team at A Place for Women can provide you with full lab services for nearly all your gynecologic and obstetric needs.
That means if you need blood draw, most imaging services, or other specialized diagnostic tests, you can stay right here at our office in Celebration to ensure you will get the personalized care and treatment you expect from A Place for Women and we can get your results quickly.
To schedule a comprehensive well-woman exam, learn more about birth control or the full lab services available at A Place for Women in Celebration and Dr. Phillips, Florida, contact us.