Women's Health Specialists
Woodbridge Urgent Care
Primary Care Provider & Urgent Care Provider located in Woodbridge, VA
Women have a distinct set of health needs, and meeting those needs is an area of specialty for the team at Woodbridge Urgent Care. Women of all ages in and around Woodbridge, Virginia, rely on this team of professionals for well-woman care as well as management of complex women’s health needs. Book your appointment today using the simple online scheduling tool or reach out by phone to check appointment availability.
Women's Health Q&A
What is women’s health?
Women’s health is an area of medical practice focused on delivering the care that women need as they move through the phases of life. There are numerous aspects of women’s health. While much of the focus is your reproductive health, there are also areas of women’s health that align more with your general health needs.
Some examples of women’s health topics include:
- Preventing heart disease
- Abnormal bleeding
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Birth control
- Sexual health
- Cancer screening
- Menopause care
- Preventing and treating STDs
- Uterine fibroids
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Fertility care
These are just some of the issues addressed through women’s health services. Your care is always centered on your specific set of needs and the focus will shift as you move through the phases of life.
What is a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam is an important component of preventive health. These annual visits are an opportunity for your provider to check for signs of disease. They’re also a chance for you to express any concerns you have and ask questions about health and wellness topics.
A Pap smear is a common component of a well-woman exam. This simple test looks for signs of cervical cancer and can catch cancer in the earliest stages, when treatment is most effective. You likely won’t need a Pap smear every year.
A pelvic exam is also part of the process. You’ll rest comfortably on the exam table or chair as your doctor uses a device called a speculum to gently separate the walls of your vagina. This allows a visual inspection of your vaginal, cervical, and other tissues to check for areas of concern. More in-depth screenings are available if needed.
How can I make the most of my women’s health visits?
The best way to make the most of your women’s health appointments is to spend a bit of time preparing. If this is your first visit with the Woodbridge Urgent Care team, write down an overview of your personal and family health history.
Be sure to include a list of all medications and supplements you’re taking. This information can help your provider determine which screenings are right for you.
If you have questions or areas of concern, feel free to bring in a written list of topics to broach with your doctor. It’s easy to overlook something while you’re working with your practitioner, and having everything in writing helps ensure you get the answers and information you need to thrive.
If you’re overdue for a well-woman exam, book your appointment at Woodbridge Urgent Care online or by phone today.