What is a well-woman exam?
At Health Services of North Texas (HSNT), we believe that annual well-woman visits are highly important for the overall health of the women we serve. Our women's healthcare office at Denton South is located in the Medical City Denton facility in Denton, TX. A well-woman exam can include an annual physical examination, a Pap test, and screening for sexually transmitted diseases and infections. All health information gathered is kept confidential for your privacy.
During a well-woman exam, we can evaluate irregular menstrual periods, menopausal symptoms, fertility issues, contraception options, and therapeutic treatments when needed. If you need assistance with a referral, we have a social worker in-house to work with you. In addition, we also have Spanish speaking team members. Call and schedule your appointment today for a well-woman visit.
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What Are the Benefits of Well-Woman Exams?
Well-woman exams conducted at Health Services of North Texas include personal, one-on-one time with a practitioner experienced in women’s health issues and a crucial set of health screenings that can help uncover any problems or concerns to keep an eye on. Benefits of well-woman exams at our Denton, TX facility include:
- Performing a physical, a Pap test, screening for sexually transmitted diseases and infections, and more
- Exams are performed by knowledgeable and empathetic practitioners who help women like you often
- In-house testing
- Ability to bring up your concerns and goals with your doctor in a private setting
- Follow-up care if any issues arise
- If needed, Spanish-language care and a social worker on staff
Am I A Candidate For A Well-Woman Exam?
According to the Women's Health Alliance, all women over the age of 21 should have a well-woman exam every year. These specialized exams are designed to address health issues specific to women and are crucial to maintaining overall health. Annual well-woman exams at Health Services of North Texas allow our experienced team of doctors to identify potential health issues early to provide prompt treatment and improve health outcomes.
During your well-woman exam
During your annual well-woman exam, we can provide you with age-appropriate testing and examinations as recommended. We will also be documenting your weight, height, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature. You can expect:
- A breast examination
- A pelvic examination
- A Pap test
- Questions about your overall health, family health history, sexual health, and current medications
We can also screen your urine, perform a pregnancy test, screen you for infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and more. For your convenience, we have testing available in-house at this location.
What if I need more tests?
In the event that our women's health providers are concerned about your feminine health, we may recommend additional tests or refer you to a specialist to meet your needs. We do have in-house testing, sonograms, and a laboratory to get you results in an appropriate amount of time. If you need your medical records transferred to a specialist, we would be happy to assist you with the documents to get you the care you require.
Well-Woman Exam FAQ
How often should women have a well-woman exam?
All women are recommended to have a well-woman exam once a year after they turn 21.
How is a well-woman exam different from a regular physical?
A typical physical examines your overall health and will do testing to check things like blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. A well-woman exam goes further to check specific female health concerns such as breast cancer, reproductive health, and more with tests including pap smears, breast exams, and others.
Does insurance cover well-woman exams?
Since a well-woman exam is considered preventative care, most insurance providers will cover them.
Can I discuss birth control options during a well-woman exam?
Yes, discussing birth control options is a common and important part of a well-woman exam. Your healthcare provider can provide information on various methods, help you decide which is best for you based on your health, lifestyle, and family planning goals, and address any concerns or questions you may have about birth control.
What should I expect during my first well-woman exam?
During your first well-woman exam, your healthcare provider will typically review your medical history, perform a general physical exam, and conduct specific screenings like a Pap smear or breast exam, depending on your age and health history. It's also an opportunity for you to discuss any health concerns, menstrual issues, or sexual health questions. The goal is to create a comfortable and informative experience, especially for first-time patients.
Is it necessary to have a well-woman exam if I'm not sexually active?
Yes, it is still important to have a well-woman exam even if you're not sexually active. These exams are crucial for monitoring overall reproductive health, not just issues related to sexual activity. They can help in the early detection of health issues like breast or cervical cancer and provide a platform to discuss other health concerns.
Make Wellness a Priority
At HSNT, you can have your annual well-woman exam with a Pap smear at our Denton South office located in Medical City Denton. Your care will be kept confidential, and your exam will take place in your own treatment room for your privacy. Our dedicated team of women's health practitioners in Denton, TX are eager to serve your women's health needs and accept patients by appointment with insurance, no insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Request your women's health appointment today.
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