Westridge Family Clinic, P. A.
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician located in Laurel, MS
Women’s wellness provides comprehensive health care to women. It incorporates physical exams, preventive screenings, and education to encourage healthy living and general well-being. At Westridge Family Clinic, board-certified family medicine physician Christopher Mauldin, MD, and the team provide a variety of women’s wellness services, including Pap tests, family planning, and referrals for mammograms. To make an appointment at the practice in Laurel, Mississippi, call the office today or click the online booking feature.
Womens Wellness Q & A
What is women’s wellness?
Women’s wellness diagnoses, treats, and prevents health problems in people with female reproductive organs. Even though both sexes experience many of the same conditions, their unique reproductive organs make them susceptible to certain ailments.
Women’s wellness provides gender-specific care to help you age gracefully and comfortably. By visiting the team at Westridge Family Clinic at least once a year, you can significantly reduce the risk of certain issues, including diabetes, breast cancer, and heart disease.
What services does women’s wellness provide?
The team at Westridge Family Clinic offers a variety of women’s wellness services, including:
Preventive screenings try to catch potentially serious issues when they’re easiest to treat. Depending on your age and medical history, your Westridge Family Clinic provider might recommend a Pap test or a breast exam.
A Pap test collects a sample of cells from your cervix and analyzes them for the presence of cancer. A breast exam involves your provider gently feeling your breasts for unusual lumps or growths. If anything looks out of the ordinary, they can refer you to a radiology facility in the area for a mammogram.
If you’re sexually active but don’t want to get pregnant, talk to your provider about family planning. The team at Westridge Family Clinic offers several types of birth control, including oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices (IUDs).
Treatment of menopausal symptoms
A woman experiences menopause after going 12 months without a menstrual cycle. It’s a normal part of the aging process but often presents uncomfortable symptoms. The team at Westridge Family Clinic can help you manage hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, and other issues caused by menopause and perimenopause.
If you can’t seem to lose weight through a combination of diet and exercise, you might benefit from medically supervised weight management. Following an exam and a discussion of your goals, the team can make diet and exercise recommendations to help you achieve your goals.
How often do I need a women’s wellness appointment?
The team at Westridge Family Clinic recommends scheduling a women’s wellness appointment at least once a year, especially if you’re 50 or older. Many chronic conditions don’t present obvious symptoms. Regular check-ups can alert you early on and ensure you remain healthy for years to come.
To book a women’s wellness appointment at Westridge Family Clinic, call the office today or click the online booking feature.