As a woman, you have unique needs. Many conditions and diseases develop different symptoms in women than in men. Also, your health needs change from young adulthood to reproductive years and beyond. Your primary care doctor is here to be your partner, enhancing your wellbeing at every stage of life.
Benefits of a relationship with a primary care doctor:
Talk about health changes.
Discuss anything that concerns you or disrupts your wellbeing. Some issues may be serious.
Talk about changes you want to make.
You may want to lose weight, or quit smoking. Your doctor can provide a supportive plan that fits your life.
Check for early signs of disease.
Early detection and treatment brings better outcomes.
Discuss treatment options.
Your doctor can provide referrals when you need specialized care.
Develop a relationship.
Every patient has a unique medical history and approach to health. The more your doctor knows about you, the better.
Your primary care doctor stays up-to-date on the latest guidelines for when you should receive regular exams and screening tests for many common illnesses. These guidelines are based on the latest scientific information on the best practices in helping you stay healthy.
By providing you with exams and screening tests at the recommended times, your doctor can find undiagnosed illnesses early – ideally before you are even having symptoms – so treatment will be highly effective. Your doctor also can help you put into place factors like exercise and healthy eating that can prevent illnesses.
Your doctor can guide you in wellness screenings for:
Colon cancer screening
Clinical breast exam
Why my doctor recommends a digital mammogram
- Immediate viewing of results
- Image enhancement by computer
- 28% more cancers found in women younger than 50, and in those with dense breast tissues
- Reduced radiation exposure by up to 17%
Schedule your digital mammogram