Well Woman Exam

Well Woman Exam

Well Woman Exam service in Nashville, TN

Annual Well Woman exams can reduce your risk of cervical, ovarian, and breast cancer. They also present an opportunity to discuss important issues, like family planning, hormones, and menstruation concerns. At Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) in Nashville, Tennessee, family practice physician assistant Steven Gardner, PA, uses well-woman exams to keep women healthy and problem-free. Call Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) to schedule a well woman exam or book one online today.

Well Woman Exam Q&A

Do I really need an annual well woman exam if I feel healthy?

Yes. Schedule an annual well woman exam at Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) regardless of whether you feel healthy. Breast and cervical cancer don’t always present obvious signs, so you might be at risk and not know it.

By visiting Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) once every 12 months, you can identify potential abnormalities and reduce your risk of common women’s health problems. 

What services can be accessed during a well woman exam?

At Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia), Steven uses well woman exams to:

  • Complete Pap smears and breast exams
  • Discuss contraception options
  • Answer fertility and family planning questions
  • Address hormone and menstruation concerns
  • Screen for and treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Assess emotional and mental well-being
  • Treat menopausal symptoms

During your appointment, Steven asks various questions about your lifestyle, relationships, and habits. Answer his questions as honestly as possible. Steven isn’t there to judge you, but your answers play an important role in guiding your treatment.

Who needs a well woman exam?

Anyone with female reproductive organs (regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity) can benefit from an annual well-woman exam. 

Teens should begin annual well-woman exams as soon as they have their first menstrual period. Adults should continue these check-ups beyond menopause.

Each stage of life presents unique health challenges for women. Routine exams at Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) keep you healthy and provide peace of mind.

Are well woman exams the same as physicals?

A physical and a well woman exam are similar, but they aren’t the same.

During a physical, Steven assesses your overall health, orders lab work, and updates your immunizations. During a well woman exam, Steven primarily focuses on your reproductive health. He completes sex-specific screenings, like a Pap smear and a breast exam, and counsels you on things like family planning and menstrual symptoms.

What if I need a mammogram?

At Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia), Steven can refer you to a nearby radiology facility for your mammogram. After your test is complete, he reviews the results, explains them to you, and coordinates specialized care (if necessary).

Call Harmony Clinic (Clinica Armonia) to schedule a well woman exam, or book your appointment online today.