Your health is your most prized possession.
It allows you to care for your loved ones, pursue your personal and professional aspirations, and reach your dreams. And it’s worth protecting.
Women have healthcare needs that are different from men. Some are the result of gender differences, others are based on biological differences. Finding a women’s health services provider who understands your needs is important to protecting your health.
But before you can find the right women’s health services provider, you first need to understand your needs at every stage of your life.
Here’s a look at women’s health services–at all stages, for all needs:
Annual Wellness Exams
The well-woman visit is an opportunity for you and your doctor to discuss health habits, family history and any questions or concerns you have. It’s also when you’ll schedule screenings and exams, get immunizations and preventative shots, and set health goals for the coming year.
Some women’s health services providers even include 3D mammography, which the American Cancer Society says women should start getting in their 40’s, in their annual visits at no additional charge. For instance, Derry Imaging offers 3D mammogram™ exams as part of an annual screening at no extra charge, even if insurance will not cover the cost of a 3D mammogram™. We believe that 3D mammography™ technology is the standard of care, and every woman should have access to this advanced technology.
Everyone should see their doctor for a check-up at least once a year.
Acne is something that nobody appreciates but nearly everyone has to deal with at one point or another.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, up to 50 million Americans are affected by acne on an annual basis–and many of them are teenage girls and women. Primary Care providers can help treat your acne as well as rashes, routine skin disorders, sexually transmitted diseases and other conditions of the skin, hair and nails.
Finding a women’s health services provider who offers dermatology services can save both your time and your skin.
Each year, thousands of women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. But according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number has been dropping over the past 40 years thanks in large part to advances in testing and treatment.
The PAP test identifies precancers on the cervix that may turn into cervical cancer. It’s recommended for all women between the ages of 21 and 65. It’s also an important way keep reducing the number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.
Family planning is among the most important of all women’s health services. It helps ensure that you are physically and emotionally ready to have children. It helps protect you from sexually transmitted infections. And it helps you and your doctors keep you healthy while you are trying to become pregnant.
Acute Gynecological Problems
Your uterus, cervix and adnexa are complicated organs that all exist in the same proximity in your body.
It’s important to have a women’s health services provider connected to a hospital with an emergency department so you can get treatment of any acute (or serious) abdominal pain as soon as possible after it occurs.
Menopause often leads to hot flashes, irregular periods, difficulty sleeping, urinary problems and more.
But it can be managed, with the help of a women’s health services provider.
Bone Density Screenings
As women age, they lose bone density, which puts them at risk for osteoporosis and bone loss. Having bone density screenings on a regular basis can help keep you strong and healthy well into your Golden Years.
Find the Right Women’s Health Services Provider
Your health is your most important possession, make sure you are caring for it as much as you do for your family, career and friends.
Connect with Derry Medical Services Women’s Health for all your health needs–at every stage of your life.