At Providence Obstetrics and Gynecology, we understand that preventative healthcare is very important in maintaining health and preventing disease. For women, the yearly or annual well-woman visit provides screening for gynecologic and breast conditions.
All women have a full exam during their visit, including a breast and pelvic exam. Starting at age 21, Pap smears are also performed, depending on different factors such as age and if you have had a hysterectomy. Screening for sexually transmitted infections can also be performed, if appropriate.
Mammograms, colonoscopies and other screenings
During a Well-Woman visit, a physician also looks at your overall health, age, weight, family history and other medical conditions and makes recommendations.
You might be referred for blood work to screen for different conditions such as thyroid disease or diabetes, or for an imaging test such as a mammogram. Mammogram screening typically starts at age 40. Colonoscopy screening for colon cancer typically starts at age 50.
At Providence OB/GYN, our physicians work with you to keep you as healthy as possible. For more information about our obstetric services, or to schedule an appointment, please visit us on MyChart or call one of our three convenient locations.