The Cedar City Institute of Women's Health
Obstetrics & Gynecology & Women's Health located in Cedar City, UT
Routine well woman exams ensure your basic health care needs are well-cared for and that you’re living your best life. Women's health expert Terence Heath, MD, and the team at The Cedar City Institute of Women's Health offer well woman exams at their practice in Cedar City, Utah. They not only provide comprehensive care for women’s reproductive health, but also offers health care services that encompass your overall health and well-being. For more information about well woman exams, call to schedule your appointment now or request an appointment online.
Well Woman Exam Q&A
What is a well woman exam?
The Cedar City Institute of Women's Health provides comprehensive health services for women of all ages. They can diagnose and treat common health issues like headaches, colds, and the flu, as well as more complex issues related to women’s health.
During a well woman exam, Dr. Heath performs a full head-to-toe exam that may include:
- Blood pressure testing
- Glucose and anemia screening
- Breast and pelvic exam
- Pap smear
- Temperature check
- Height and weight measurement
Dr. Heath also discusses any medical concerns you may have since your last visit.
How often should I have a well woman exam?
Dr. Heath recommends yearly well woman exams to efficiently monitor your health. Through these routine visits and physical exams, Dr. Heath can identify and treat medical issues before they become serious.
You may receive a variety of medical tests through routine blood work to check for diseases. Should any concerns come up, Dr. Heath creates an appropriate treatment plan to help you manage any reproductive or overall health conditions you might have.
What should I expect from a well woman exam?
In addition to a full physical, Dr. Heath discusses your health habits and medical history. Discussion may cover topics concerning your:
- Medical history
- Family medical history
- Physical activity and fitness plan
- Diet and eating habits
- Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use
- Mental health
- Sexual health and relationships
Dr. Heath also reviews your health goals to address potential health risks related to your diet, fitness level, and other lifestyle choices.
How should I prepare for my well woman exam?
An essential part of routine visits is monitoring your complete health. Your well woman visit is the perfect time to discuss any issues or concerns you have about your health and well-being.
In preparation for your visit, you can write down any questions or concerns to discuss with Dr. Heath. Bring a pen and notepad to write any notes you have during your discussion with him. With their expertise in menopausal medicine, the team at The Cedar City Institute of Women's Health can also help you better understand the changes occurring in your body, how to prepare for these changes, and how to manage any symptoms you might have.
You may also want to inquire about shots, birth control options, mental health questions, or supplements you should be taking based on your age and medical history.
If you’re due for a routine well woman exam, call the office to schedule your appointment today, or request an appointment online.