Women’s Health services are constantly growing as the needs of maturing patients continue to change. At University Family Medicine Center, P.C. in Pueblo, Colorado, the primary care team provides comprehensive care for women of all ages, from young adults reaching puberty to mature women entering menopause. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about women’s health.
Women’s Health Q & A
What is women’s health?
Women’s health is a medical specialty that focuses on the unique needs of females. Women experience many physical and emotional changes as they age that men don’t. From menstruation to menopause, women need specialized care to support and guide them through these unique milestones.
What does women’s health include?
Women’s health is a broad specialty that includes many services, such as:
- Well-woman exams: A well-woman exam is a head-to-toe health screening that includes a pelvic exam. A pelvic exam is a comprehensive assessment of your vagina, vulva, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, and rectum.
- Pap smears: During your pelvic exam, the team may perform a cervical cancer screening called a Pap smear. This test involves collecting cervical cells for testing. If the cells appear abnormal, the team may recommend additional testing services.
- Birth control counseling: Birth control, or contraception, aims to prevent pregnancy. With a wide range of contraceptives available — birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), dermal patches, shots, etc. — the team can help you determine the best type for your health, lifestyle, and family planning goals.
- Hormone therapy and yearly screenings: Hormone therapy helps boost depleted hormones. During menopause, your body loses estrogen. Hormone therapy can help restore estrogen levels to prevent night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, and other menopause symptoms. The team provides yearly screenings to ensure hormone therapy works for you.
- Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a chronic condition that causes porous, brittle bones. More common in women than men, your risk of osteoporosis increases with age.
- Medically managed weight control: With a team of board-eligible bariatric medicine practitioners, the clinic can help you manage your weight change with a safe, nonsurgical approach that uses personal metrics and testing to customize your weight loss program. Through added supervision of nutrition, meal planning, and hormonal changes, the physicians offer a well-rounded program that can provide improved weight loss results.
- Stress management: Managing stress can help lower your blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and encourage you to maintain a healthy weight.
- Mammography: A mammogram is an X-ray of your breasts that allows the team to detect tumors and abnormal tissues.
How often should I see a women’s health provider?
Most women should visit a women’s health provider at least once a year. If you have underlying health conditions, the team may recommend more frequent visits.
Call University Family Medicine Center, P.C. today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about women’s health.