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Women’s Health

While caring for all of your health needs, we specialize in providing support for the unique conditions and concerns affecting women.

Menopause: In the years prior to and during menopause, physical and emotional changes can be both puzzling and challenging. We help you understand and manage the signs and symptoms, care for your heart and bones as your body changes, and answer your questions about hot flashes, vaginal health, sleep, sex, mood changes, and more. We also help you understand lifestyle changes to stay healthy after menopause.

Breast Health: We help you reduce your risk for breast cancer by making sure you are up to date on the latest recommendations on breast cancer prevention and screening. We’ll partner with you to evaluate risk factors like smoking, family history, and weight gain. We can answer your questions about monthly breast self-exams, and the appropriate age and frequency for getting a mammogram.

Skin Health: Your skin is the largest organ of your body and plays a key role in your both your health and your appearance. We can help you keep your skin healthy throughout your life, addressing conditions like acne and psoriasis, and providing important information on how to protect your skin from skin cancer, the most common cancer among women.

Wellness Checks

At your regular wellness visit, we perform exams and screenings specific to women’s health. Depending on your age, these may include a pelvic exam, a Pap test to check for cervical cancer, a clinical breast exam, and screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, cervical cancer, breast cancer, depression, sexually transmitted disease and osteoporosis. We may also recommend other tests, such as a mammogram, screening for human papilloma virus (HPV) or a bone density scan.

We also address issues like smoking and obesity that increase your risk for future disease. By establishing a relationship through regular wellness exams, we can get to know what is normal for you, and give you the chance to ask questions and get answers.

Physicals

Employers and other organizations sometimes require a physical examination as a condition of employment or participation in an activity. Specific requirements are different depending on the reason for the physical.

Most physicals include a general exam, height, weight, heart, and blood pressure checks, and a medical history. A work physical might include a tuberculosis (TB) skin test, urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening, a chest X-ray, and validation that required immunizations are current.

Our physicians are also familiar with current Pennsylvania Department of Health requirements for school physicals and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Associate requirements for pre-participation sports physicals.   

Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

We are happy to help you transition from pediatric to adult care, which usually takes place between ages 18 and 21, depending on a young woman’s needs. We will work with you to select a doctor, determine your readiness to make decisions, understand insurance issues, and more. We want to help you assume a greater role in your health care by connecting you with the appropriate resources and specialists.

This transition is important for every young woman, but especially for those with chronic illnesses such as asthma or diabetes, physical challenges, and cognitive, emotional, or developmental challenges. We can connect families with a wide range of community resources, including vocational training, job placement, and day services.   

Annual Wellness Visit

Patients 65 years of age or older are entitled to a free Annual Wellness Visit (AWV). This face-to-face visit with a member of our team is a chance for you to talk about your health, set goals, and learn about what you can do to improve and maintain your health.

The AWV is not a typical office visit. It is intended to be a proactive approach to maintaining your health and reducing the future risk of illness. If you have a current health concern, please schedule an office visit or a traditional physical exam with your primary care provider.

 
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