Women's Health Specialist

Access Wellness Healthcare -  - Family Practice

Access Wellness Healthcare

Family Practice | Laser & Aesthetic Center located in Modesto, CA

Women have specific health needs and these change as a woman passes through the different stages of her life. Binh Dang, MD, and the caring team at Access Wellness Healthcare offer comprehensive women’s health care, including preventive care, well-woman exams, gynecologic care, birth control, menopause management, and treatment for acute and chronic conditions. If you have concerns about your health or you’d like to schedule a woman’s wellness visit, call the office in Modesto, California, today, or request an appointment online.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health refers to conditions that either affect only women or that frequently affect women. Some of the most common women’s health concerns include:

  • Breast health
  • Reproductive health
  • Contraception
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Menopause
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Migraine headaches

The compassionate team of providers at Access Wellness Healthcare has extensive training and experience with the unique requirements of women’s health. The team offers both preventive care services and treatment for most women’s health concerns.

What should I expect during a women’s wellness exam?

Your annual women’s wellness visit includes a review of your medical history and a comprehensive physical examination.

Your provider may recommend that a well-woman exam be included in your physical. Well-woman exams typically involve a pelvic exam and a breast exam to identify any problems with your reproductive health.

You’ll also have blood drawn during your wellness visit for lab work to look for any vitamin or nutritional deficiencies and to check your cholesterol, red and white blood cell count, and other factors.

Depending on your age and your health history, your provider might recommend several health screenings, which may be performed in the office or at another location. These include:

  • Pap test
  • Cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Colon cancer (colonoscopy)
  • Skin cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Breast cancer (mammogram)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Your provider also asks you questions to assess your mental health and discusses your lifestyle habits to make sure you’re informed about how to make choices that promote health and wellness in the long term.

How often do I need to have a women’s wellness exam?

Many women schedule a wellness visit yearly, but your qualified Access Wellness Healthcare provider may recommend that you have additional health screenings if you have a specific medical condition or symptoms.

For example, if you have a history of gynecologic health problems like uterine fibroids or endometriosis, you may need to have a pelvic exam more frequently than just once a year.

If you’ve had an abnormal Pap smear, your provider may recommend that you repeat the test every year, or even every six months, rather than every two years as is generally recommended.

To schedule a women's health care visit, call Access Wellness Healthcare today, or request an appointment online.