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Well Woman Exam Specialist

LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A.

OBGYNs & Aesthetics Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Well-woman exams are the foundation of women’s health and a need that no woman should overlook. Jerome Washington, MD, and Valerie Calzada, MSN, RN, FNP-C, of LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., in San Antonio, Texas, offer comprehensive well-woman exams to ensure you remain as healthy and happy as possible. To schedule your exam, call the office to set up a visit or book one online today.

Well Woman Exam Q&A

Why are well-woman exams so important?

Well-woman exams are appointments in which you receive the preventive health services needed to check for signs of disease. These visits give your provider a chance to review your medical record, screen for abnormalities, and provide information about women’s health needs. 

Far too many women place their health needs at the bottom of a lengthy to-do list, making sure everyone else is taken care of first. That can leave you physically and emotionally depleted and at risk for a wide range of women’s health problems.  

What happens during a well-woman exam?

The first portion of your visit at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. involves gathering routine data on your vital signs. Expect a quick check of your height, weight, blood pressure, and, perhaps, breathing and heart rate. 

You then discuss any changes since your last visit, as well as any areas of concern. This is also a great time to ask any questions you have about women’s health topics, including:

  • Sexual health
  • Birth control
  • Fertility planning
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Nutritional advice
  • Pelvic pain
  • Menopause

The next part of the visit is a pelvic exam. Your provider checks your vagina and cervix for signs of abnormal cellular changes. A Pap smear occurs during your pelvic exam. This simple test gathers a small number of cervical cells for microscopic evaluation and is a powerful tool for detecting cervical cancer in the earliest possible stages. 

You might also consider HPV testing, an additional screening tool for cervical cancer, and testing for other sexually transmitted diseases is also available.

A breast exam follows to check for tissue abnormalities, and your provider shows you how to perform exams at home in-between visits. Routine breast exams can help identify signs of breast cancer, and early treatment is often the most effective. 

How can women preserve and enhance their health and wellness?

Scheduling an annual well-woman exam is a great way to ensure you get the screenings needed to stay healthy. You should also make an effort to listen to the messages your body sends and book an appointment any time you experience troubling changes.

LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. offers numerous treatments that can enhance your overall health and wellness. Medical weight loss is a great option if you need support as you move toward a healthier weight. 

Treatments like vaginal revitalization and hormone replacement therapy can enhance your sexual health, which is an important part of your overall health and wellness. 

Never before have women had so many options when it comes to health and wellness. Place your needs at the top of your priority list, and know that LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. is here to help. Booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments online.