Women's health services play a critical role in addressing the unique health concerns of women and promoting overall well-being. Access to comprehensive women's health care is essential for ensuring reproductive and sexual health for years to come. These services not only respond to immediate health needs, but they also contribute towards long-term positive health outcomes, enabling women to lead fulfilling, healthy lives.
At Prime Internal Medicine Associates, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of healthcare services geared toward women's health and wellness. Our dedicated team of internal medicine doctors and providers is committed to providing individualized care and empowering our patients with the knowledge and resources necessary to make informed decisions about their health. We firmly believe in the power of a holistic approach to women's health, where the focus is not merely on treating symptoms but also on promoting overall health and wellness in the patient as a whole person.
Women’s Health Services
Women's health services entail all reproductive and sexual health services that are necessary to ensure a woman stays in good health for the long term. This includes the detection of any female-related cancers, including breast cancer and cervical cancer.
As part of our comprehensive range of women's wellness services, we are proud to offer the following:
Women’s Wellness Exam
Women's wellness exams are vital to ensuring your health as a woman stays on track. Our team of expert internists and providers recommends women receive a women's wellness exam once each year to keep an eye on their reproductive and sexual health. A women's wellness exam typically includes a pelvic exam, Pap smear, and breast exam.
A pelvic exam is a standard procedure where a doctor checks the female reproductive system. During the exam, your primary care doctor will look for signs of conditions like infections, cysts, or cancers. This routine check-up can help identify issues early. It is a generally well-tolerated procedure that only lasts a few minutes.
A Pap smear, also known as a Pap test, is a screening procedure used to test for cervical cancer in women. It involves collecting cells from the cervix - the lower, narrow end of the uterus that's at the top of the vagina. This test can detect changes in cervical cells before they turn into cancer, allowing for early intervention and treatment.
A breast exam is a screening method used to detect potential breast cancers. It involves physically checking the breasts and the underarm areas for any abnormalities such as lumps, swelling, changes in size or shape, or skin irregularities. Regular breast exams, both self-conducted and those performed by healthcare internists, are crucial as they can help detect breast cancer in its early stages, increase the chances of successful treatment, and ultimately save lives.
STI testing is not just a routine procedure when you believe you have a problem – regular STI tests are recommended to all women who may have more than one sexual partner in a given period of time. This serves as a preventive measure for those who may be at a higher risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
A mammogram is a type of X-ray that is specifically designed to examine breast tissue. It plays a crucial role in the early detection of breast cancer, often spotting potential issues before they can be felt through physical examination. Regular mammograms are generally recommended for women over the age of 35, as early diagnosis often allows for more treatment options and a better chance of recovery.
Women's Wellness Services in Dallas, TX
Are you looking for a primary care doctor in the Dallas area? Come in and see the expert internists at Prime Internal Medicine Associates. We are proud to offer a comprehensive range of women's wellness services to all patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. If you have any questions about our treatment services, we encourage you to call us today at (972) 239-5445. To request an appointment with one of our providers, use our convenient online appointment request form.