Women's Health

At Primary Care Center, women's health services focus on women's health concerns and needs with unconditional positive regard. The health needs of today's women cover a wide spectrum of healthcare services. The most basic service offered is a pelvic exam which is designed for doctors to look for and diagnose signs of illness in the reproductive organs of a woman's body. A Pap smear is routinely performed during the pelvic exam, which is a screen for cervical cancer. Our doctors can discuss with you how often you should have this test performed.

Other women's health issues we cover include menopause and a woman can be counseled on ways to cope with the many symptoms associated with menopause, including the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy. Because breast cancer is a primary concern of most women, you will be taught methods of breast self-examination. Our physicians can discuss your medical options and treatments which may include counseling on treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, hepatitis, and many more. If necessary, our primary care physicians will consult and refer to appropriate specialists, including but not limited to, gynecologists, infectious disease specialists, endocrinologists, psychologists, dermatologists, and genetic counselors.

For more detailed information regarding women's health issues, including pelvic exams, Pap smear, menopause, hormone replacement therapy, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer, please refer to the disease-specific links provided on this website.