To protect your reproductive and sexual health, Pavilion Family Medicine offers superior women’s health care services for adolescent girls and adult women. John Ribadeneyra, MD, and Kate Wogan, FNP, perform pelvic exams, Pap smears, and other preventive screenings. They also specialize in family planning services to help you make the best decisions about birth control. Call the Montrose, Colorado, office to schedule a women’s health evaluation or book an appointment online today.

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What is women’s health?

Women’s health is a branch of health care that addresses acute and chronic conditions that affect a woman’s reproductive and sexual health.

Pavilion Family Medicine offers comprehensive care for adolescent girls and adult women, including diagnostic testing, customized treatment plans, and preventive screenings. A routine screening aims to identify warning signs of disease before complications develop. Early diagnosis and treatment prevent the condition from worsening.

You should schedule a routine women’s health exam once a year, even if you don’t have unusual symptoms. Adolescent girls should schedule a visit once they start their period or become sexually active.

If you have an existing women’s health issue, you may need more frequent appointments to ensure your condition is well-controlled.

What women’s health services are available?

Pavilion Family Medicine provides a range of health care services that focus on the unique needs of girls and women, including:

  • Wellness physicals
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap smears
  • Breast exams
  • Immunizations
  • Contraception
  • Family planning
  • Weight loss management

The providers can refer you for a mammogram and another specialized diagnostic testing. They can also screen for mental health issues like depression and anxiety that can interfere with the quality of life.

What happens during a women’s health consultation?

During your initial women’s health consultation at Pavilion Family Medicine, the providers review your personal and family history. They also spend time discussing any symptoms you have that affect your reproductive or sexual health.

After a physical exam, the providers complete a breast exam and pelvic exam to check your reproductive organs for abnormalities. They can also perform a Pap smear, a procedure to collect cells from your cervix. The providers send the cell sample to a medical lab that screens for cervical cancer.

If you have pelvic pain, heavy periods, or other gynecologic health issues, the providers customize a care plan to treat it. They may also refer you to a specialist for additional treatment if necessary.

Pavilion Family Medicine provides family planning services to prevent unintended pregnancies. The providers help you explore birth control options and can prescribe pills, patches, or other contraceptive methods.

Call Pavilion Family Medicine to schedule a women’s health consultation or book an appointment online today.