Routine women’s health appointments are an easy way to prevent disease, prolong your life, and live more happily. At Farr Medical Group, Inc. family practice physicians William Farr, MD, Alycia Campos, MD, and the team provide an array of women’s health services, including Pap smears, mammograms, and family planning. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking tool or call the Bakersfield, California, office today.
Women’s health is a branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and prevents diseases in women. Although men and women experience many of the same health problems, differences in anatomy present certain gender-specific risks.
Visiting Farr Medical Group, Inc. for a women’s health appointment can alert you to potentially serious issues early on when they respond best to treatment. These checkups also present an opportunity to ask questions, update immunizations, and build a relationship with your primary care physician.
Farr Medical Group, Inc. offers various women’s health services, including:
A Pap smear is a preventive screening measure used to determine your risk of cervical cancer. During a Pap smear, your provider uses a cotton swab to collect a sample of cells from your cervix. They send your sample to a laboratory that evaluates it for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells.
A mammogram is a preventive screening used to determine the risk of breast cancer. A mammogram takes highly detailed pictures of your breast tissue using low doses of radiation. Your provider assesses each X-ray to pinpoint potentially cancerous growths or lumps.
If you’re sexually active, but don’t want to start a family, your provider might recommend birth control. There are several types of birth control, including oral contraceptives, patches, and intrauterine devices (IUDs).
If you’re sexually active with multiple partners, consider STD testing. STD testing analyzes blood or urine for the presence of sexually transmitted infections like syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea.
Menopause occurs when you go 12 full months without a menstrual period. It’s a normal part of a woman’s aging process but presents various uncomfortable symptoms, including weight gain, irritability, and hot flashes. Following a comprehensive exam, Farr Medical Group, Inc. can recommend treatment to minimize uncomfortable symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Farr Medical Group, Inc. recommends you schedule a women’s health appointment at least once a year. This rule applies even if you feel healthy. Many serious problems, including high blood pressure, kidney disease, and heart disease, present few obvious symptoms. Regular appointments can catch these and other problems before they get out of hand.
Don’t wait to request a women’s health consultation at Farr Medical Group, Inc. Schedule an appointment by clicking the online booking tool or call the office today.